Private Appointments

Please note that Dr Butts will see self paying patients who present directly, but it is advisable to first visit your general practitioner for referral. This facilitates the provision of other important medical information from your file and avoids unnecessary duplication of investigations. This helps to minimise costs.

Patients who have health insurance must be referred by their general practitioner and confirm with the insurer, that they are able to purse a specialist opinion based on their policy. It is necessary to have a membership number and authorisation code for the consultation and any subsequent tests. Please do confirm that the consultation and any test costs are covered by the terms of the policy as you are responsible for any fees not covered by your insurer. Dr Butts is a registered provider with most established insurance providers including Cigna, PruHealth, Vitality, Simply Health, WPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA, April UK and BUPA. 

Outpatient Clinics:

It is very unusual for patients not to be seen the same week and often appointments can be organised within 48 hours during the week at either Spire Elland Hospital or the BMI Hospital Huddersfield.

Email Appointment Enquiries:

Spire Elland Appointments: 01422 324026, 01422 324041, 01422 324020 ask for Dr Butts cardiology outpatient clinic. Appointments Monday 09.00 – 11.40, Wednesday 15.20 – 19.00 hrs, Friday 14.10 – 17.00hrs.

BMI Huddersfield Appointments: 08081010337 ask for Dr Butts cardiology outpatient clinic. Appointments Wednesday 13.00 – 15.00 hrs

If you would like to be seen in the clinic but have further questions then please send an email to and a member of the team will get back to you with available appointments. We understand that waiting can be frustrating particularly when worried about your health or that of a relative. Please be patient as Dr Butts may be busy during the day with his clinical commitments, but we will contact you and fit you in at short notice. Dr Butts is happy to arrange adhoc appointments.

It is our policy not to communicate medical details over email to protect your privacy. Please restrict the email to details necessary to make the appointment. We may forward this email onto the relevant hospital admission team to contact you.

Alternatively please ring through to Spire Elland Hospital on 01422 324026, 01422 324041, 01422 324020  or BMI Huddersfield on 08081010337 to book directly. Please note however that the staff will only be able to release prearranged clinic slots and greater availability may be possible through email.


NHS Appointments

Please note that appointments can only be made following referral from your general practitioner. New patient appointments are then made by the appointments service at the hospital but not the secretary who may however be able to help with enquiries. Unfortunately we cannot use the email service above to respond to NHS queries and these need to be directed via the NHS in the interests of data protection.

Outpatient Clinics:

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: Wednesday morning 08.30 – 12.30

NHS Secretary: 01422 224363