How to be referred for treatment at the Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre
For NHS referrals we work in partnership with The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosugery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. All NHS referrals should be made by your GP or consultant and sent to The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosugery (further information for referrers can be found here). All referrals are administered centrally and reviewed by a Stereotactic multi-disciplinary team, which includes Neurosurgical Consultants, Oncologist, Neuro Radiologists, Physicists and Specialist Radiographers. Dependent on your diagnosis you may be treated at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital or at the BMI Thornbury Hospital.
If you would like to be treated as a NHS Gamma Knife patient or private patient you need to discuss this with your specialist and or GP and your referral must come from them. If they feel it is appropriate they will refer you. Your case will then be considered in detail by a multi-disciplinary team of experts to decide if Gamma Knife treatment is suitable for you. Below are step by step instructions on how to be referred for treatment:-
Should you require additional advice and information on how to be referred for Gamma Knife therapy please contact us.
• Step 1: Ask your GP or consultant if your condition is appropriate for Gamma Knife therapy. You can be referred either as an NHS patient or as a private patient.
• Step 2: If Gamma Knife is an appropriate treatment option for your condition, ask your GP or consultant for a referral. They will be aware if you should be referred to us or another centre in accordance with NHS England Commissioning requirements
• Step 3: Ask your GP or consultant to complete the Gamma Knife referral forms available here on this web-site, or to write a referral letter.
If you have any questions please contact us.