Mr Anwar would expect a letter from your GP or from another colleague, detailing the reason for the referral and overall short history of any medical conditions and list of medications. The referrals can be emailed to his secretary (see contact details) prior to the consultation, but would also accept for the referral to be handed-in on the time of consultation. He is expected to communicate his consultation in a detailed letter to your GP following the consultation and up to a week after. A copy of the letter will be sent to the patient’s home address.
Mr Anwar’s initial consultation time is expected to be around 30 minutes; extra time will be allowed for any outpatient procedures deemed necessary at the time of the consultation. Follow-up appointments would last between 20-30 minutes. A typical consultation would include a detailed history taking, general and ENT examination, which would be carried out by Mr Anwar himself. Often in a typical ENT consultation, a procedure or multiple procedures might be necessary to complete the assessment. *Please see Outpatient procedures guidance for further information.
At the end of the consultation, a plan of action would be drawn by Mr Anwar detailing any treatment needed or further investigations in the shape of blood tests, allergy testing, or radiological assessment. Radiological investigations might include, plane X-ray films, ultrasound assessment, CT and MR scans. Most of these investigations can be done within the private clinic the patient is being seen at, however occasionally those investigations would need an onward referral to a different centre. In these circumstances, Mr Anwar would make the referral to the appropriate centre and would expect to see you back with the results in his clinic.
ENT is a speciality reliant on several outpatient procedures for completion of the patients’ overall assessment and consultation. Mr Anwar can perform most of these procedures at the same visit/consultation:
- Microscopic examination of the ear and removal of impacted wax from the external ear canal (ear suction)
- Flexible endoscopic examination of the larynx and pharynx
- Flexible/rigid endoscopic examination of the sinonasal cavity
- Balance examination and manoeuvres
- Cautrization of nasal septum in nose bleeds
Some other investigations might need to be referred to specialist diagnostic centres:
- Hearing assessment*
- Allergy testing
- Balance and vertigo assessment
*Accessibility to a hearing test can be arranged on the same day or within 24 hours depending on the centre.
As part of the consultation, patients may need certain tests (such as blood tests or imaging services) to help in the diagnosis of their condition. These tests will be undertaken by the other providers and not by Mr Anwar. The fees for those tests will be determined by the other providers and charged to you, or directly to your private medical insurer, separate to Mr Anwar's consultation fees.
If there are any fees you will charged for in relation to any tests or procedures, Mr Anwar will advice you accordingly prior to undertaking them.
*Please note you are responsible for any fees not covered by your insurer including any 'shortfalls'.
Following your consultation with Mr Anwar, you are expected to settle two bills, one payable to Mr Anwar for his consultation and any procedures performed during your visit (as per the fees schedule above) and another bill that would cover the hospital fees. Hospital fees vary according to different hospitals and Mr Anwar is not responsible and has no power over those fees. Those procedures might include hearings tests, outpatient procedures, use of facilities and investigations (radiological and blood tests). Hospitals and clinics are expected to display or provide clear patients’ instructions with fees required for their services.
For surgical procedures and operations to be performed by Mr Anwar in operating theatres, Mr Anwar’s secretary will be able to provide you with detailed instructions for date, time, location and any pre-operative instructions required prior to your surgery.
For medically insured patients, Mr Anwar advise you to discuss the details and terms of your policy to cover the outpatient consultation and any procedures might be required to be performed on the day of your consultation and/or essential to the assessment of your medical condition.
Finally, for patients eligible for NHS treatment, Mr Anwar would facilitate the transfer from private to NHS services subject to GP referral and hospital’s waiting lists and outpatient’s appointments. It is illegal for NHS patients to “jump the queue” based on any private consultations they might have had with Mr Anwar previously. NHS appointments are strictly subject to GP referrals.
Here is a short list of insurance we accept. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Address: 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT, Phone: 02071172437, Mobile: 07541516454, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SELF PAYMENT OPTIONS
Prices for self-pay patients:
Initial consultations - £225
Follow-up appointments - £150
Initial consultations + Endoscopy - £350
Initial consultation + microsuction - £300
Cash payments made on the day
All major debt and credit cards using iZettle terminal
Cheques payable to Anwar-ENT LTD and posted to:
85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT
For insured patients, Anwar-ENT LTD reserves the right to invoice patients for any excess payments not covered by the insurance company. Payments can be via cheques made payable to Anwar-ENT LTD 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT, or via BACS and bank transfers. Further methods of payment can be made in arrangement with Mr Anwar’s secretary.