David consults privately at The County Clinic and operates at both the BMI Three Shires Hospital in Northampton and the Woodland Hospital in Kettering. Private clinics are held on alternate Tuesday mornings, with a clinic in the evening on alternate weeks. NHS clinics are held both at the BMI Three Shires Hospital (Monday evenings) and at the Woodland Hospital (Thursday mornings). Operating lists are undertaken every Friday morning at BMI Three Shires Hospitals and alternate Tuesday mornings at the Woodland hospital.
Once your referral has been received, Olivia Banks, David’s Personal Assistant, will arrange a convenient appointment for you. We pride ourselves in accommodating you as soon as possible. Although a referral is not necessary, most private insurers insist you have a GP referral. If you have had any previous scans, x-rays or investigations please bring these with you to your consultation or advise Olivia so that we can prepare your medical notes.
Your initial consultation will take approximately 30 minutes. David will discuss your problem and ask about your medical history. To accurately assess your problem all of your leg may need to be examined requiring removal of your skirt/trousers. Please come suitably dressed or bring shorts with you. You may request a chaperone if required.
Further investigations to aid diagnosis such as x-rays, blood tests or scans maybe required. These will normally be arranged for you within one week.
Following his assessment David will discuss your problem and the potential options available. You are encouraged to ask questions as it is important you understand your problem. If surgery is required the procedure will be explained, including any potential complications.
To aid communication, after each visit a letter is sent to you, your General Practitioner and other professionals involved in your care.
David sees patients who are both self-funding and privately insured. He is registered with all the major healthcare providers. Please ensure you bring your insurance details, policy number and claim form to the consultation. If you have private health insurance we will invoice your insurance company direct unless instructed otherwise by yourself. It is the patient’s responsibility to obtain authorisation from their insurance company for consultations, investigations and treatment. If you are self-funding, payment may be made on the day of your appointment by cheque, cash or BACS.
If you require treatment such as injection or bracing these maybe carried out during the consultation. These will incur an additional fee and may not be covered by your insurance company.
All patients are personally responsible for the settlement of their account if they are self-funding and for any shortfall or excess arising from their insurance policy.