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16th April 2018

Need to Book a Gynaecology Appointment?

We understand that having a medical concern may be worrying and booking an appointment with a private gynaecology clinic may be unfamiliar for many women. So as the first point of contact when a patient enquires, our administrator Aminah has put together some helpful points to think about ahead of making a call.

1. “What information should I have when making an appointment?”

When calling to make an appointment with one of our clinicians it is useful to have a couple of things to hand:

  • Your referral letter from your GP (if you have one).
  • Your availability.
  • If you are an insured patient it is useful to have your insurance details including your membership number. Some insurance policies may not cover some procedures and tests. It is always advised to check with your insurer before making an appointment. They will be able to give you an authorisation code which indicates that they cover your appointment.
  • If you are booking on behalf of someone else make sure you have the patients details to hand.
  • Let us know if you have any access requirements or need a translator as this can be organised ahead of your appointment.

2. “What do I need to bring to my appointment?”

When you have your appointment with London Gynaecology there are a couple of things you might want to bring with you:

  • Your referral letter with any previous scan reports and results that are relevant to the problem.
  • You may bring your partner, a sibling or a friend to your appointment if for any reason you are worrying. All examinations are chaperoned and consultations can also be chaperoned by request.

3. “I am under 18, can I book an appointment at London Gynaecology?”

The minimum age for a patient to have an appointment varies by consultant:

  • Mr Pisal or Miss Wilson minimum age is 16 years
  • Miss Flemming minimum age is 14 years
  • Mrs Pisal will see patients of any age

Any patient under 16 should make the practice aware when enquiring so we can contact the patient to understand more about their medical issue as it may be that the patient needs to be seen by another doctor. If you are under the age of 18 you must bring a parent or a guardian to your appointment. You must be over 18 to have an appointment at London Bridge.

4. “I can’t attend my appointment time anymore, what should I do?”

If you are unable to make your appointment it is best to let us know as early as possible so we can offer another patient the appointment. We can rearrange your appointment to a convenient time for you.

5. “How long do I have to wait for my appointment?”

We have 4 consultant gynaecologists at London Gynaecology so we are usually able to offer women an appointment within a few days and definitely within a week. If you require an urgent appointment we can usually see you the same day.

6. “I would like to read patient reviews, where should I look?”

If you are interested in reading about other patients’ experience with London Gynaecology, we have testimonials on our website. You can also find patient reviews on Google and on Doctify.

If you would like to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to call us on 0207 10 11 700.

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