Please make all private consultation enquiries (other than requests for appointments at Nuffield Health Brentwood) to:
Janet Faragher, Private Practice Manager
Tel: 01277 650 699
Fax: 01277 288 977
Mrs Faragher has 20 years experience in medical practice administration, and has managed Professor McEwan’s private practice since 2005. Click below to see and hear Professor McEwan introduced by Janet, her Private Practice Manager:
Private consultations are scheduled at 40 minutes for first consultations or those more than a year since the last review, and 20 minutes for follow up appointments. The appointment will include the discussion of your symptoms, clinical examination, and recommendations regarding any further investigation or treatments. A letter summarising the consultation will usually be sent to the referring GP with copy to you. Professor McEwan is available for private consultations at the following hospital:
What tests might I need?
Sometimes Professor McEwan requests tests to confirm a diagnosis or monitor a condition. Such tests might include an electrocardiogram (ECG) to record the heart rhythm, an ultrasound scan of the heart structure and function (2 dimensional echocardiogram) and longer term monitoring of the heat rhythm or blood pressure. More information about these tests can be found here. More invasive tests such as coronary angiograms and CT scans may also be requested, and the reason for these and what is involved will be explained carefully to you. These tests will all incur a charge in addition to the consultation fee.
Private Medical Insurance
Professor McEwan is recognised by all major private health insurance companies in the UK. Patients with private medical insurance must contact their insurance company prior to the appointment in order to obtain a pre-authorisation code or claim number.
If the pre-authorisation code is provided, the patient’s invoice can be sent directly to the insurer. The ultimate responsibility for payment lies with the patient. Patients should determine the exact level of cover and any potential shortfall (for which the patient will be liable) at the outset. Pre-authorisation codes are also required for subsequent consultations.
Please note that should you need to cancel your appointment, 48 hours notice must be given or an account will be payable set at the full cost of the consultation, which will not be eligible for reimbursement by an insurer.