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How to refer your patients to CircleBath hospital

Private patients

CircleBath welcomes all requests for consultation as most patients can be treated, except where full ITU facilities are required on-site. If you are unsure about the suitability of your patient to undergo surgery, please call our referral line on 0808 188 1888.

The following categories of private patients are currently unsuitable to be referred to CircleBath:

  • Under 3 years of age
  • Clinical emergencies


GPs can refer private patients to CircleBath by any of these methods:

  • By telephone on 0808 188 1888 (freephone answered) or 01761 422288. Please follow up with a letter within 24 hours
  • By fax on 01761 422223
  • By post:

Please address the referral either to a named consultant or to the speciality as a whole.

Foxcote Avenue
Peasedown St John

To support your decision to refer, take a look at some of our patient feedback about CircleBath.

For further details, please click here to see our Directory of Consultants.


NHS patients

GPs can refer NHS patients via the e-Referral Service. Please have a look at our e-Referral Service guide. The following specialities are available (except some conditions):

  • ENT
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Gastroscopy Clinic
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Vascular


The following categories of NHS patients are currently unsuitable to be referred to CircleBath:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Two week wait
  • Clinical emergencies


Criteria for surgical private and NHS patients

Generally speaking, for surgical patients we follow the ASA classification of anaesthetic risk:

  • ASA Grade 1: a normal healthy patient
  • ASA Grade 2: a patient with mild systemic disease
  • ASA Grade 3: a patient with severe systemic disease, and functional limitation

A rule of thumb is that patients that can climb 2 flights of stairs without shortness of breath or chest pain are classified as ASA 1, or ASA 2 if they have co-existing mild systemic disease. We will undertake surgery on a significant proportion of those patients who are ASA 3, but unless they are having minor surgery or procedures under local anaesthetic, they will need pre-assessment by one of our anaesthetists.

For a full list of exclusions please see exclusion criteria tab.