Same day specialist Referral Letter with Doctaly

If you need to see a private medical specialist, you’ll need a Referral Letter from a GP, even if you are not insured and a self-paying patient.

Doctaly can provide you with a specialist Referral Letter quickly and easily, without the hassle of leaving your home. We are the first provider to offer an online specialist referral letter service, overseen by NHS accredited GPs throughout the process.

First, our doctor will assess your request and where clinically appropriate will approve it and email the Referral Letter to you directly within two working hours. It’s important that you provide as much information and evidence as possible when completing our online form. In some instances, we may call or email you with further questions or request a video consultation to discuss your medical needs to ensure that the Referral Letter being provided is clinically appropriate and reflective of your need from the specialist. This is for your benefit, to ensure you get seen by the right specialist for your needs.

1) Fill out our simple form with your information, and referral letter request – it will only take a couple of minutes and we constantly monitor all requests during business hours.

2) You’ll receive an email shortly afterwards confirming whether we can help with your referral letter request.

3) One of our doctors will get back to you within two working hours, via email or phone, either to issue your Referral Letter or to request further information about your medical history. Please note that our response time may take longer at weekends and on public holidays.

In some cases, it may be unclear which type of specialist would be most appropriate to be referred to for your problem, and therefore the doctor may recommend a video consultation or physical examination in order to assist with your request. In this case, our customer service team will contact you to help find the closest doctor in our UK wide network.

We can help with almost all specialist referral requests and will provide you with an open Referral Letter, which means that it will be addressed to a particular type of specialist rather than an individual. This will give you flexibility in your final choice of expert – if you are insured, we recommend that you speak with your private medical insurer first, as they will have a list of consultants that they work with for you to choose from.

Please be aware that our Referral Letters are for privately funded services only, therefore you will be unable to be referred for any NHS funded services.

Your initial request will be screened by one of our doctors at no cost. If you wish to proceed, there will be a charge of £30 for the same day referral letter to be issued. If a video or telephone consultation is required with the doctor, there will be an additional cost of £10.

Please note that our systems are fully secure and compliant with all GDPR regulations. Your personal data will never be shared with any third parties without your explicit consent.