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Offline MissCheeva

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Going Private...What are the costs?
« on: Sep 19 2018, 11:27 AM »
Hi,

It takes me so long to get an appointment to see my consultant I was contemplating seeing him privately to get my steroid injections done (I need it in both ears and he will only do one ear at a time).  If I stick with NHS it will take at least a couple of months to get the injections and grommet I need.  Does anyone know what sort of costs I would incur going private?

Many thanks

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Re: Going Private...What are the costs?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 19 2018, 03:26 PM »
If your thinking of Mr Rae at his London Road clinic in Leicester ( I've not gone down that road myself) then I gather It's about 200.00 per appointment. What you get for that I'm not sure but paying for private injections you'll probably need a second mortgage !! I really hope you get on OK because my appointments at the LRI are normally put back as a matter of course, except for the last time when I made a complaint after being put back for the fourth time and guess what they saw me the following week!! Just shows if you make a noise somebody listens. 
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Re: Going Private...What are the costs?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 19 2018, 04:42 PM »
I booked up a private injection the other day but not for ears! It was about 200 with the doctor time, steroid and needle kit.

However if the injection is guided by ultrasound or whatever it would cost a lot more

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Re: Going Private...What are the costs?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 15 2018, 10:42 AM »
Ah Thank you for your replies.  Thankfully I managed to get the specialist I saw on the NHS last week to do the procedure there and then.  Phew!

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Re: Going Private...What are the costs?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 15 2018, 11:42 AM »
Glad to hear you sorted through NHS Miss Cheeva, is 160 at BMI Northampton but all the other scans, tests etc... required after, increases the cost :( xx

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Re: Going Private...What are the costs?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 29 2018, 01:23 PM »
Hmm.  I normally see Mr Saunders down in Worthing.  He is very good.  I assume his costs would be similar though.

Thank you :D