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Private Patient Pathway

Your GP referral

Once your GP has identified a urological problem, and you have decided to receive care privately, your GP will write a referral letter to the BUA. When we receive this letter, a member of our administration team will contact you to arrange an initial appointment to see a consultant at your convenience. We'll send you confirmation of your appointment details and our BUA Terms and Conditions. We will normally be able to see you within 7-14 days.

Your first consultation

Your first consultation will last around 20 minutes. You'll be asked to provide a urine sample and you may see the nurse if necessary. Your Consultant will advise you on the next step in the diagnosis/treatment of your urological problem, and will write a letter to your GP outlining this. We aim for this letter to be sent to your GP within 2 working days following your appointment.

Further Investigations

If any further investigations at the BUA are recommended, we will make an appointment for you here on the day. If further treatment outside the BUA clinic is required, our secretaries will make the relevant arrangements and keep you informed every step of the way. You'll need to liaise with your insurers to confirm you are covered for any treatment.


If an operation is needed it will be carried out at the Bristol Spire Hospital, unless arranged otherwise. Our secretaries liaise closely with the Spire's booking staff to make the necessary arrangements; you'll also receive written confirmation from the hospital regarding your stay.

Follow up appointments

Your BUA consultant will see you before and after your operation. You'll also be offered a follow-up appointment. Your BUA consultant will write to your GP detailing the outcome of your operation and the follow-up required. If you have any questions or concerns about an appointment, investigation, admission or result, our secretaries and specialist nurse are always on hand to offer you help.

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  • |  85 Alma Road
  • |  Clifton
  • |  Bristol BS8 2DP
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