Referral for treatment under the NHS
Most referrals to hospital come via your GP.
If a referral is required your GP can arrange for a referral to be submitted to the Trust. These are mainly sent via eRS (e-referral).
Referrals for overseas patients
There are various criteria laid out by the UK government that we have to follow before we accept a referral for a patient living outside the UK.
British Nationals living abroad
NHS care is free of charge to everyone who resides in the UK on a permanent and settled basis, independent of their nationality. Having British Nationality, a UK passport, NHS number, GP registration and paid or paying national contributions does not qualify someone to free NHS care automatically. Please note: members of the British Armed Forces or British Diplomatic Service based overseas are entitled to free NHS treatment.