Private healthcare is provided through insurance or self-payment and, unlike being treated on the NHS, you will receive dedicated consultant delivered care at a time convenient to you. You may also receive treatment which is available on the NHS more quickly, or receive treatment which is currently unavailable on the NHS.
The private healthcare process starts with a consultation with Mr Birchley in his clinic at Exeter Nuffield Hospital and this can be arranged in a number of ways; by referral from your GP, by personal request to Mr Birchley’s secretary Karissa or by recommendation from your private insurance provider. All new patients are offered a 30 minute appointment which begins with Mr Birchley taking a full clinical history and examination relevant to your condition. Where appropriate, Mr Birchley may need to take imaging using a state of the art Terason duplex scanner and he may also need to take photographs for your medical records. Mr Birchley will discuss in detail the risks and benefits of each of the available treatment options, including no treatment, and give you opportunity to ask any questions.