What is private healthcare?
Private healthcare is a medical treatment paid for privately by you or your insurance company. Having your treatment with our team in the
Imperial Centre for Endocrinology means that:
- Your choose your own experienced specialist consultant at the forefront of their area of clinical practice. Your chosen doctor and their team will look after you throughout your care.
- You will be treated, where possible, in facilities dedicated to private patients, provided this does not compromise the quality of your care
- You will be cared for by a team which can provide all important clinical services. This means that all your care will happen seamlessly within the same organisation. This is especially important if you have more than one problem, a serious illness or a complex or rare disorder.
- You will have all the resources and staffing of a large and multi-skilled hospital service immediately behind you. This gives you peace of mind and confidence in your care.
Do I need to be referred by my GP?
We recommend that you consult your general practitioner (GP) so that you can get their professional advice. However, you can also be referred from another consultant.
How do I make an appointment for a private consultation?
Most consultants prefer you to be referred by your general practitioner (GP). Discuss your needs with your GP and ask your GP to recommend and refer you to a consultant/specialist at the Imperial Centre for Endocrinology.
Your GP will write a letter to the appropriate consultant. You can then wait until the referral is received and an appointment will be sent to you. Alternatively your GP may be happy to call us on 020 31 311 7708 and arrange an appointment immediately.
If you would prefer not to consult your GP then you can call us on 020 31 311 7708 and we will help you.
Can I be seen at the Imperial Centre for Endocrinology?
Patients who are self-funding can choose Imperial Centre for Endocrinology as their preferred provider.
If you have Private medical insurance you are able to choose the Imperial Centre for Endocrinology. You should confirm this with your insurer. We can write a letter on your behalf if required in order to facilitate authorisation.
Contact us on 020 31 311 7708 and we will help you.
Why go private in an NHS hospital?
Are you independent of other private hospitals?
Imperial Centre for Endocrinology is independent of all other private hospitals and facilities. We are part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and only provide private patient services at Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary's Hospital.
Consultants employed by the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust may also undertake private practice in other hospitals or clinics.