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Need an appointment with a GP to fit in with your schedule or just want to have a chat about a few problems that have been bothering you?

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Spire Little Aston offers a private GP service which means you can get an appointment at one of our available clinics, and have sufficient time to talk about your problems with an experienced, local GP. Clinics and treatments are provided in a relaxed and professional environment by experienced GPs offering independent expert advice. Based at Spire Little Aston Hospital the GP service also offers easy access to diagnostic assessments such as MRI, ultrasound, cardiac testing and a range of blood tests and investigations to aid diagnosis. General Practitioners in Spire (GPs Inspire) are a team of well motivated and enthusiastic GPs aiming to provide high quality patient centred care. The team is fully registered with the General Medical Council and undertakes regular annual appraisals through the NHS national appraisal system. They are fully insured to undertake clinical duties by an approved Defence Union. This service is not aimed at patients requiring emergency treatment. In this case patients should contact either their own GP or their local Accident and Emergency hospital. Spire Little Aston Hospital also reserves the right to decline a patient appointment and to decline appointments for those patients with dependencies.

 

Why should I go private?

Our private GP service gives you the flexibility of a longer appointment and clinics running in the evenings. You will see an experienced local GP, who will undertake a 30 minute consultation, in a service which is discrete and confidential, and provided in relaxed but professional environment. Our highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced local GPs are committed to providing exemplary care focused on you and your health requirements.

When can I be seen?

We offer appointments at Spire Little Aston on the weekend and evenings during the week. Please call us on 0121 580 7373 for further information.

 

How long are the appointments?

A new consultation lasts for 30 minutes; and a review about an ongoing condition will be for 15 minutes.

 

How much does a consultation cost?

An initial 30 minute consultation costs £90; a 15 minute follow-up costs £40.

Will my insurer cover the cost of the consultation?

It is worth checking with your health insurance provider, as an increasing number of providers will cover the cost of medical investigations, although an authorisation code will be required from your insurer.

 

How do I pay?

Payment will be taken on the day via a debit or credit card, cash or cheque. You will be asked for your credit card details when you book the appointment.

How do I book an appointment?

Call us today on 0121 580 7373.

What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible, on 0121 580 7373. Appointments which are booked but not attended will incur the full charge.

 

Do I need to provide my NHS notes?

No, this is not required. We request that prior to your first consultation, you fill in the new patient health questionnaire, which is filled in at your appointment.

 

Will my NHS GP be informed about my consultation?

Your consultation will remain confidential with us, but depending on your wishes, we can share this information with your NHS GP, with your consent. This can be discussed at your appointment. It is important to note that seeing a private GP will not affect the relationship with your own NHS GP. Your consultation will take place in a secure room within hospital grounds, and all your information will be held securely with advanced computer security. Information will only be divulged with your specific consent.

 

What tests do you have access to?

If clinically appropriate, your GP may request some blood tests. We also have access to a range of diagnostic tests such as ECG and hearing tests, which we can arrange for you. In addition, we can organise MRI scans, CT, Ultrasound and x-rays as clinically indicated.

 

What about prescriptions?

We will provide private prescriptions, rather than an NHS prescription. This means you will pay for the cost of the drug, and the chemist’s dispensing fee. This is unlikely to be significantly more than an NHS prescription cost, and in some cases, is less. These can be dispensed at the Spire Little Aston in-house pharmacy or at any community pharmacy. The pharmacy is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturdays.

 

What about onward referral?

If the GP feels that referral is required for further tests or specialist care, you will have access to an extensive list of consultants including specialists in Cardiology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Ophthalmology. This can be arranged at Spire Little Aston Hospital for your convenience. If you have private medical insurance you will need to check with your insurer that you are covered for the cost of these tests or treatment, or alternatively that you have funds in place to pay for it yourself.

Can you refer me to NHS services rather than private speciality clinics?

We do not usually have access to NHS services, with the exception of some services such as Accident & Emergency.

What about emergency treatment?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer emergency treatment. For patients requiring emergency treatment, please contact your own GP, NHS 111, or your local Accident & Emergency department.