How do I get referred to a Neurosurgeon?
For both insured and self funding patients, it is important that your GP, Physiotherapist or other treating health professional refers you to us so that we have accurate information on your condition and previous history.
However please check your individual consultants profile to see if they require a referral or not.
If you have had scans carried out in any other hospital, we will need your GP letter in order for us to gain access to that information. Insured patients should always check with their provider what they are required to do. Some will insist on a GP referral or may require you to be triaged by their own teams prior to any onward referral to a consultant.
Referrals can be sent to us directly by your GP or health professional on firstname.lastname@example.org
Following your meeting with your Consultant, we will as good practice, write to you and your GP to advise of what was discussed and our recommendations.
What about Tests?
Most people seeing a Neurosurgeon will require an MRI or CT scan. Occasionally on receipt of your referral letter, we will arrange a scan prior to seeing you in clinic. This speeds up your diagnosis and therefore your treatment. If appropriate for you, we would get in touch to discuss.
Other tests that may be required by your Neurosurgeon to diagnose and treat you, would be Nerve Conduction studies and Blood tests.
Consultation cost details for both insured and self-paying patients will be provided ahead of your appointment.