Many GPs across the UK already refer patients directly to us as part of previously negotiated PCT/CCG contracts. However with the introduction of AQP through Choose and Book, we are now able to accept even more referrals directly from GPs offering patients both choice and speed of access at the right time in the right location. We work with CCGs consortia to develop diagnostic listings on the Directory of Services (DoS). We can provide a variety of diagnostic imaging solutions including MRI, CT, Ultrasound and DEXA.

We have the ability to offer appointments at times that suit your patients in convenient central locations including a number of NHS and Private hospitals. AQP introduces a new way of thinking, allowing you as the GP to direct patients onto their required pathway without having to refer into secondary care, resulting in a faster service for you and your patients. Furthermore, this alleviates the pressure on secondary care so they can treat patients who require hospitalisation.

How to Refer

The referral process is simple. Alliance Medical will remove the administrative burden that is normally involved in referral processes. Once you have chosen us on choose and book we will contact your patient by phone; we’ll then check the patient’s safety, provide all necessary pre-scan information, carry out the diagnostic scan and return to you a clinical report for you to discuss with the patient.

What can I refer for?

We are able to scan a wide variety of clinical applications such as Musculo-skeletal, Neurology, ENT, MR Angiography and MRI venography, Oncology and Body MRI. More complex scans include:

  • Head scans for headaches, epilepsy, hearing loss and tinnitus, suspected tumours - reassurance etc.
  • Abdomen scans for differentiation of adenomas from metastasis, MRCPs, abnormalities noted on other imaging studies which require additional clarification.
  • Pelvis scans for both: male - prostate and testicular masses etc and female – various gynaecological scans.

Alliance Medical AQP Scanning Centres

Alliance Medical have been accredited at a number of scanning centres to deliver services under the “Any Qualified Provider” (AQP) contract, these sites are as follows:

The Somerset Alliance MRI Unit

The Somerset Alliance MRI Unit is now able to deliver services under the AQP contract for North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire PCTs.

General Practitioners within these three CCG’s can now locate Alliance Medical’s dedicated MRI unit in Bridgwater on the Directory of Service when referring a patient for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

If your patient requires an MRI scan, please select the “Alliance Medical MRI Service – Somerset NT964” and let us do the work in providing a high quality, patient focussed service.

Stockport Imaging Centre

Stockport Imaging Centre is now able to deliver services under the AQP contract for Greater Manchester.

This GP direct access service allows you to refer patients onto their required pathway without having to refer into secondary care, resulting in a faster service for you and your patients.

If our patient requires an MRI scan, please send your completed referral proforma by post or fax to the site. Then following receipt of the referral, the patient will be contacted by telephone or letter to organise a date for their scan.

To make contact with our Booking Centre direct, please call 0845 454 0023.

Sidcup MRI Centtre

Sidcup MRI Unit is now Alliance is now able to deliver services under the AQP contract for NHS Kent and Medway.

General Practitioners within NHS Kent and Medway can now locate the Sidcup MRI Unit on the Choose and Book Directory of Service when referring a patient for an MRI scan.

If your patient requires an MRI scan, please select the “Alliance Medical MRI Service – Sidcup NT963” and let us do the work in providing a high quality, patient focussed service.

Mount Gould Hospital

Alliance Medical is pleased to announce its new MRI scanning service at the Mount Gould Hospital, can now deliver services under the AQP service for NEW Devon CCG. GP practices within NEW Devon CCG can now refer their patients for a scan through the Devon Referral Support Service (DRSS).

This GP direct access service allows you to refer patients onto their required pathway without having to refer into secondary care, resulting in a faster service for you and your patients.

The location at Mount Gould Hospital means patients do not now have to travel into the main Acute Hospital and benefit not only from the excellent and quick service but also its free parking and excellent transport links.

If your patient requires an MRI scan, please send your referral through to DRSS using the existing channels and advise your patient to choose the Alliance Medical Service.

For further information, contact the Alliance Medical Patient Management Centre on 0845 454 0023.

West Middlesex University Hospital MRI Unit

West Middlesex University Hospital MRI Unit Alliance Medical offers a direct access MRI service for Hillingdon CCG.

The MRI direct access service allows GPs to refer patients direct without having to refer into secondary care, resulting in a faster service for patients.

If your patient requires an MRI scan, please select the “Alliance Medical MRI Service – Sidcup NT967” and let us do the work in providing a high quality, patient focussed service.

Alliance Medical London Harley Street Centres

Alliance Medical London Harley Street Centres offers a direct access Non Obstetric Ultrasound service for Hillingdon CCG located across our two imaging centres in London.

The Non Obstetric Ultrasound direct access service allows GPs to refer patients direct without having to refer into secondary care, resulting in a faster service for patients.

Please send your completed referral proforma by post, fax or email to the site. Alternatively, please find us on choose and book under code NT945.