COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement

In light of the current Covid 19 pandemic, BWC Private Patient department is unable to accept international/Overseas private patient referrals, with the exception of Fertility Services.

Private patients

Private patients/healthcare referrals

BWC NHSFT Private Patients Department is able to help to facilitate private outpatient consultations and inpatient admissions whether this is funded by healthcare insurance, government/local authority or self-funded.

Patients from overseas and all parts of the UK can be referred to our hospitals as private patients. If you are a member of the public and would like to be referred privately, please be advised that we will require a clinical referral from your GP/Local Practitioner or consultant.  We are unable to accept self-referrals.

Services

BWC NHSFT mission is to provide outstanding care and treatment to its patients and families.  We provide a range of acute and specialised services to NHS patients and are able to deliver some services to our private patients.  The following specialties that are supported by our clinicians to provide private patient healthcare includes:

  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Paediatric Urology
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Endocrinology

Private Patient Process

Outpatient Consultation

Please note once a referral has been accepted, arrangements will be made in respect of booking a consultation with the relevant consultant. 

Before a consultation can be booked you (patient/family) will be required to complete and sign an Outpatient 'Undertaking to pay' form [doc] 1MB form and return this to the Private Patient Department.

Inpatient Admission

Should an inpatient admission (elective or day case) be accepted an Inpatient 'Undertaking to pay form [doc]' will also need to be completed, signed and returned to the Private Patient Department.

Costs

The total costs of the outpatient consultations will be provided by the Private Patients Manager at the time of enquiry. 

In addition to the consultant’s fee and other investigation costs, if a face to face consultation takes place there will be a room hire fee of £50 and for a video consultation a charge of £25 will be applied.

The prices for treatments performed as an inpatient admission (elective or day case) are based on the procedural and diagnosis information.  A quotation for inpatient admissions can be provided, however, the actual, final value of treatment cannot be determined until at the point of discharge which may result in the cost being higher or lower than the estimation provided.

For further information on costs and invoicing please contact the Private patient department.

Other BWC Services

Fertility Service

Our Fertility Centre has pioneered exceptional care for couples and individuals experiencing fertility problems since 1980.  BWC Fertility Centre provides a full range of services from advanced diagnoses and pre-treatment therapies for both NHS and Private Patients;

  • IVF and ICSI treatment
  • Treatment with donated eggs or sperm
  • Surrogacy
  • Fertility preservation for a range of medical issues
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

BWC Fertility also has its own sperm bank and a thriving egg donation programme.

If you require private patient referral for Fertility Services or further please contact BWC Fertility Centre on 0121 335 8270

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) – Mental Health Service

Unfortunately, we currently do not accept private patients’ referrals for FTB services.  However, it is possible for individuals to self-refer to the Forward Thinking Birmingham mental health service. This service is a NHS service for 0-25 year olds who are registered with a Birmingham GP.

Contact us

If you would like to arrange for a child to be seen on a private basis or have any queries, please contact the Private Patients department via the contact details below:

Tel: 0121 333 8389 (Tuesday’s only)
Email: bwc.privatepatientsmanager@nhs.net
Mobile: 07766 917 753