A referral from your GP or another hospital doctor is required for an appointment. I allow enough time in the clinic for a thorough clinical assessment to be made, with the aim being that a firm treatment plan is made at the first visit. You can expect to be asked to undress to allow a proper examination, and should therefore wear clothes such that you will feel comfortable in doing so.
My Spinal Disorders clinic is on Wednesday afternoon, General Orthopaedics is on Thursday afternoon, and fracture clinic is on Friday morning. At these clinics you may be seen by me, a junior doctor or a senior physiotherapist. I do however review all scans and major treatment plans. I personally prioritise all referrals, based on the information provided in the letter.
Private appointments are available for patients with health insurance or on a self-funding basis. Clinics are Monday afternoon or Wednesday morning in the Private Patients Unit at Noble’s hospital. Cost of an appointment is as follows:
The time taken for a consultation is not fixed, and will depend on the complexity of your condition.
- New spinal appointment £200
- New orthopaedic appointment £150
- Follow-up appointment £100
Payment is due on the day of the appointment. Invoices/receipts will be provided to allow you to claim back from your insurer if you have private health cover - we do not deal directly with insurers.
Non-attendance or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will ordinarily incur the full charge of the appointment.