We accept appointments for Private Consultation on a self-referral basis. Our Doctors specialise in different parts of the body, information regarding this can be found on Team MSK. It is possible to book directly with a particular consultant through our online booking system or by calling our booking team on 0330 001 0048 during office hours.
You can simply send us a message via WhatsApp
Self-paying patients can book directly with us and patients with private medical insurance will need to check with their private health cover that the consultant of your choice is accepted by your insurance policy.
We welcome referrals from both NHS and Private GPs for all issues affecting the musculoskeletal system as well as for MRI and ultrasound scans. Referrals can be emailed to email@example.com or via egress. Patients will be contacted within 24 hours by our medical team if an urgent referral is received from GPs.
Private referrals from physiotherapists for any musculoskeletal condition are accepted. Direct MRI, blood test and ultrasound requests can also be made. Referrals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or via egress.
Other Allied Healthcare Professional Referral
Direct referrals from Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Sports therapists, or Sports Coachs for any musculoskeletal condition are accepted. Private MRI or ultrasound requests can also be made. Referrals can be emailed to email@example.com or via egress.
In most cases, you will be seen and treated sooner privately but will pay for the consultation and anything else thereafter. However, speed is not often the most important issue when it comes to musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Seeing the appropriate consultant that has enough experience and time to diagnose your case and have access to all treatment possibilities is often more important than being seen quickly. During your journey with us, you will be under the care of the same named consultant who will be personally in charge of your consultation, follow up, treatment and surgery.
Cost of Private Health Care
In the same way that patients have rights and responsibilities when using the NHS, they also have privileges and consequences attached to receiving private health care.
The most obvious consequence of receiving private health care is the cost attached which may be considerable. The costs do not simply cover the doctor’s time but the whole infrastructure supporting the private health service including the provision of staff premises and any investigations or procedures undertaken. Patients are advised to seek full information on all potential costs prior to the start of treatment.
Prescribing for Patients Receiving Private Treatment
Patients choosing to use private health care are expected to bear the costs of ongoing medication associated with this health care. This cost may not always be covered by private health care insurance.
Returning to NHS Care
Patients who use private health care are entitled to withdraw from this care at any stage and return to NHS treatment. The fact that they have been treated privately in the past will neither advantage nor disadvantage any patient in their receipt of NHS care.