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Making an Appointment
- Patients can be referred to us by their GP, however, it is not mandatory to have a doctor’s referral to visit our clinics - a GP’s referral is always helpful.
- A GP referral does not mean that the consultation will be funded by the NHS; funding has to be approved by the local Clinical Commissioning Group. This can be available to patients who have previously been seen within the NHS without a satisfactory outcome (also see NHS Referrals).
- Although a face-to-face consultation is preferable for both parties, for clients who live a long distance from the clinic or who are unable to attend due to ill health, we can arrange a Skype or telephone consultation, following which laboratory tests can be arranged locally, keeping visits to the Clinic for tests or treatments which can only be carried out in our premises by our trained and skilled nurses.
- Once a contact for initial consultation has been made, a medical questionnaire is sent by email or post for completion. When this is returned to us, an appointment can be booked with one of our clinicians; please include any relevant test results.
- The initial consultation is approximately one hour but it may require longer time, which is charged pro rata.
- If you are taking anti-histamines, we do ask you, if possible, to stop taking them for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your appointment, as this can affect the results of any skin tests. If stopping them is likely to cause any serious symptoms, it is advisable to continue taking them and mention this to the Specialist during your visit. Nasal spays or steroid preparations do not need to be stopped.
- We see and treat all age groups, including children.
- Your personal details will not, under any circumstances, be passed on to any third party without your permission. Personal records are data protected.