Health Professionals

Referral Information

A hub for healthcare professionals to access referral resources, national and local clinical education events and information on the services that Ramsay Health Care provide's across our nationwide facilities.

<p>Part of an international global healthcare provider</p>

Part of an international global healthcare provider

<p>37 hospitals and facilities across England</p>

37 hospitals and facilities across England

<p>Leading provider to the NHS in the Independent Sector</p>

Leading provider to the NHS in the Independent Sector

<p>Partnered with over 3000 Consultants</p>

Partnered with over 3000 Consultants

<p>Over 7,600 staff employed at Ramsay Health Care UK</p>

Over 7,600 staff employed at Ramsay Health Care UK

<p>Over 200,000 patients receive treatment each year</p>

Over 200,000 patients receive treatment each year

NHS Referrals

From time to time we do hear feedback about the information and criteria surrounding referrals of NHS patients, so we would like to take this opportunity to correct some of the current misunderstandings and help you get to know Ramsay Health Care better.

Patient Choice

Patients should be offered a minimum choice of 5 providers, where clinically appropriate, of where they would like to go for their treatment.

National Tariff

All private providers are paid the same as NHS providers under the agreed national tariff for inpatient and outpatient procedures. It does not cost any more for an NHS patient to have outpatient treatments or diagnostic scans at a Ramsay Health Care facility.

Clinical Prioritisation Policy

Ramsay Health Care Hospital's adhere to the same CPP (Clinical Prioritisation Policy) as their local trust. We follow the local CCG elective referral guidelines when accepting patients.


All patients who consultants deem appropriate for care at one of our Hospital's are eligible to receive treatment in line with our contract with the NHS.

Patient Safety

All patients prior to surgery will have a pre-operative assessment by a member of our nursing staff and if appropriate an assessment by an anaesthetist. If following this, the patient is deemed fit for surgery and anaesthetically stable, we will proceed with treatment. We do treat patients with higher BMI and over the age of 70, however please refer patients in line with your ICB criteria based access policy. 

Additional Charges

Some NHS patients avoid choosing a Ramsay Health Care Hospital because they are worried that there may be additional charges. There are no hidden fees or charges for patients who choose to have their NHS treatment at one of our hospital's.

Consultant Led Care

With more than 3000 consultants practising at a Ramsay Health Care Hospital throughout the UK, we are proud to provide consultant led care throughout a patient's pathway.

Ways your patients can access us

Private Patient Referral Process

Send a letter

Simply send a referral letter via our secure online system or post.

Contact the hospital

In the meantime your patient can contact their local Ramsay Hospital directly to arrange a convenient appointment.

Arrange Appointment

If the patient does not contact us we will contact them to arrange an appointment according to the details provided on the referral.