GP referral letter
Availability: UK and International
Same-day GP referral letter, required to access private specialist care.
About this medical letter
GP referral letter
If you have health condition that is causing you concern, you may require a GP referral letter to access private specialist care.
Our doctors can provide you with a same-day GP referral letter that will confirm your medical condition and symptoms, as well as the reason why specialist care is being sought. No appointment is needed – simply apply online.
What will I receive?
You will receive a verifiable digital PDF letter signed by a medical professional and sent directly to your mobile, containing the following details:
- Your medical condition and when symptoms started.
- How the condition affects you and what you are concerned about.
- The private specialist you need to see and how soon you need to be seen.
- Signature and authorisation by one of our GMC-registered UK doctors.
- Contact details of ZoomDoc Health with a QR code enabling a verification check.
How does it work?
Following the purchase of your GP referral letter, you will be asked to complete a short online form. This includes uploading a 30-second to 1-minute video to explain your condition and why you are seeking specialist care.
Your evidence is then reviewed by our doctors, prior to issuing you with your referral letter. If our doctors have any further questions, they may give you a quick call.
Accepted worldwide, this digital PDF letter is signed by a UK-registered doctor and includes a QR code enabling verification.
Our simple online process:
What will I need to supply?
To allow us to assess your condition and issue a medical letter, we will require the following information:
- A photo of your passport or driving license
- Your medical condition and symptoms
- Confirmation of when your condition started
- A 30-second to 1-minute video explaining the reason for referral
- Which specialist or speciality you would like to see (we can choose this for you)
Important – our GP referral service
This referral service is not for emergency situations or any condition that requires immediate review by a doctor.
If you are suffering from any of the following, we will NOT be able to arrange a referral for you; instead, you will need to call 999 or 111, or attend your local Accident and Emergency department:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- An infection including fevers or new rashes
- New severe headache, collapse, loss of consciousness, seizures or fits
- Slurred speech
- Loss of power to any muscles or facial droop
- Heavy bleeding
- Severe mental health problems including suicidal thoughts
- Sudden loss of vision or eye pain
Please note: ZoomDoc Health is a private UK doctor service, therefore we are unable to refer you to NHS specialists or NHS hospitals.
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Super fast GP referral letter
Super fast GP referral letter, got it almost instantly after waiting days for my own GP to do it and getting nowhere, exactly what I needed. Thank you
Date of experience: February 25, 2023
Chantelle ellis, GB
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen after I purchase a GP referral letter?
After purchase we will provide you with your unique certificate booking reference number, which will allow you to upload your medical evidence.
Once uploaded, our doctors will review your evidence on the same day (between 9am and 9pm GMT, 7 days a week) – they may call you if they have any questions.
Once validated, we will send your GP referral letter to you by email and SMS.
What medical information do I require?
We will require you to:
✓ Upload a photo of your passport or driving license
✓ Complete a medical questionnaire
✓ Upload a short video (on your mobile) explaining your medical condition and symptoms, and why you are seeking specialist care
Can I be referred to see an NHS consultant or specialist?
Unfortunately, we can only provide private GP referral letters, which are only accepted by private consultants and specialists.
If you require a referral to see an NHS specialist, then you can arrange this, after assessment, via your NHS GP.
Why are there QR codes on medical letters?
Our medical letters have QR codes that can be scanned to verify the document's authenticity.
Once scanned, your personal online results portal is loaded, from where your medical letter can be reviewed and personal details confirmed.
Do you provide refunds?
We only provide full refunds if we are unable to provide a medical letter.
Once our doctors have provided a medical letter, we are unable to process a refund.
When will I receive my GP referral letter?
Our team will review your evidence and provide your GP referral letter on the same day that evidence has been uploaded (between 9am and 9pm GMT, 7 days a week).
Who signs the GP referral letter?
Our UK doctors at ZoomDoc Health sign your GP referral letter.
We are a UK-regulated healthcare service and all our doctors are registered with the UK General Medical Council.
Do you provide referrals for emergency care?
No – if you are suffering from any of the following, we will NOT be able to arrange a referral for you; instead, you will need to call 999 or 111, or attend your local Accident and Emergency department:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
An infection including fevers or new rashes
New severe headache, collapse, loss of consciousness, seizures or fits
Loss of power to any muscles or facial droop
Severe mental health problems including suicidal thoughts
Sudden loss of vision or eye pain
”If you need to see a private specialist, most private medical insurers and consultant specialists will require a GP referral letter. Our doctors are here to help you arrange a same-day GP referral letter to any private healthcare specialist. Whether you need to see a dermatologist or orthopaedic knee surgeon, a urologist or a cardiologist, ZoomDoc is here to help with a same-day medical GP referral letter.“
Dr Kenny Livingstone. GP & ZoomDoc Chief Medical Officer.