GP Referral Letters

If you require a referral to a private specialist, our GPs at Medicspot can provide you with a referral today. Our doctors can issue letters for Dermatologists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Gastroenterologists, Orthopaedics and other specialists. Complete a 5-minute online form and we’ll do the rest.

  • Perfect for referrals to private healthcare specialists
  • No appointment necessary
  • Easy online form
  • Referral Letter within 12 hours
  • Only £29

There's no waiting - you can start right now.

What you need to know

How can I get a referral letter from Medicspot?

Simply fill out the 5-minute online form and your request will be reviewed by one of our GPs who can write you a private referral or select the most appropriate specialist for you based on your symptoms. Your referral will be sent to you in 4 hours (Mon-Sun) 9am-6pm.

How much does a referral letter cost?

It costs just £29 to get a referral letter issued by one of our doctors.


GP Referral Letter FAQs

Find information on Medicspot GP referral letters and other common questions about GP referrals to give you the confidence to take the next step in your treatment journey.

What is a GP referral letter?

Many clinics and hospitals require a GP referral letter before they can provide specialist treatment. Referral letters are often addressed to an outpatient clinic, a type of specialist or a named doctor. It will describe the reason why you’re being referred, as well as your past medical history, including medications, allergies and any other relevant information. You can find more information in this helpful video.

How does a GP referral work?

If your GP feels that you need more specialist input then the next step is to get a referral letter to a relevant specialist. Most NHS specialists will require a referral from an NHS GP. Most private specialists and insurance companies will accept either an NHS or private GP referral letter. The referral letter is addressed to a named specialist, clinic or hospital and contains details of your medical history and details of the reason why a specialist opinion is being sought, such as your symptoms.

How long does a doctor's referral take?

Our doctors will be able to email you with a referral letter within 12 hours of you completing the online form. If you have requested a referral letter during your online GP appointment, our doctors will be able to issue you your referral letter within 12 hours.

Which types of specialists can I be referred to?

Our GPs can write referral letters for Dermatology, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedic, Neurology and more. Further information on this can be found below.

How long is a doctor referral good for?

The length of time a referral is valid depends on the type and severity of your condition. Doctor referral letters will include the date of referral and it is up to the discretion of the specialist whether they deem this valid or out of date. Some private GPs charge patients extra fees to write a referral letter. There are no extra fees for referrals by Medicspot doctors.

Can I see a consultant privately without a GP referral?

Most private specialists do require a GP referral, as do most private medical insurance policies. Ask your medical insurer and private specialist whether a referral letter is needed.

Are Medicspot referral letters accepted by NHS specialists?

Most NHS specialists will requires a referral from an NHS GP. Read our guide and find out how to register with your local NHS GP.


Specialist Referral Types

Getting a referral with Medicspot is easy. From time to time, you’ll need to see a specialist for your next stage of treatment or further testing. Our friendly GP's can issue you a referral letter within 12 hours of you submitting your online form for just £29 (no hidden fees or extra charges).

See below for some of the types of specialist referrals we are able to make.


Dermatologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin disease and hair and nail complaints. They're able to:

  • Examine the skin.
  • Diagnose rashes.
  • Perform and make diagnoses from biopsies.
  • Administer intralesional injections.
  • Perform skin-related procedures or surgery.
  • Prescribe medication and treatment.

See our Dermatology referral page for more information.


If you’re in need of a psychiatrist referral we’re here to help. Psychiatrists are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists can also prescribe medication as well as recommend other forms of treatment.

See our Psychiatry referral page for more information.


Looking for a physiotherapy referral? Our doctors can provide you with a referral on the same day as your appointment. Physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of conditions, diseases and injuries affecting movement. They're able to:

  • Provide advice on preventing injury (like posture and correct lifting techniques)
  • Use exercise, electrotherapy and massage techniques to improve mobility and ease pain
  • Relieve pain through muscle therapy

See our Physiotherapy referral page for more information.


Looking for a gastroenterology referral? Gastroenterologists specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas) diseases. They're able to:

  • Diagnose and manage gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions.
  • Conduct upper or lower gastrointestinal endoscopies (like a colonoscopy).
  • Conduct intestinal or liver biopsies.

See our Gastroenterology referral page for more information.


Medicspot doctors can provide referral letters for orthopaedic specialists. Trauma and orthopaedic surgery (T&O surgery) is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. This can involve bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Trauma and orthopaedic surgeons are able to:

  • Perform minimally invasive procedures.
  • Manage trauma emergencies.
  • Perform T&O surgery.

See our Orthopaedic referral page for more information.


If you’re experiencing symptoms that could be related to the brain or nervous system, it may be recommended that you take a neurological exam with a specialist. Our GP's can provide you with a referral letter within 24 hours.

Neurologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (the nerves and muscles responsible for movement and sensation). Amongst other things, neurologists are able to:

  • Conduct clinical assessments.
  • Recommend further tests (like CT scans, MRI scans, blood tests or electrical tests).
  • Diagnose and manage neurological conditions.

See our Neurology referral page for more information.