Things to do before your consultation

To help your consultation run as smoothly as possible, we have put together a checklist for our patients.

  • Please complete our new patient form before you arrive. If this is not possible, we ask that you arrive around five minutes before your scheduled consultation to allow time for you to fill it in.
  • Please consider your reason for booking a consultation with Dr Tickle and ensure you bring any relevant notes or documents with you.
  • Come prepared! We know how frustrating it can be when you get home only to realise you have forgotten to ask something during your consultation.
  • We respectfully request that consultations are paid for on the day and we accept cash, cheques and all major credit and debit cards (except Amex)
  • Please visit our FAQs page for further information.

Dr Tickle’s Health Club

Let us help you to spread the cost of your medical care. Paying a small fee monthly will cover all appointments, casework, consultant liaison and referral letters as well as telephone and email contacts and prescriptions. There are significant discounts on health checks and home visits too, and no hassle with invoices. Laboratory fees and injections are not included and will be billed separately.

The health club can be paid for annually or monthly, although the initial payment will be for 6 months of membership.

Membership Monthly fee Annual fee Initial charge
Single Adult £75 £750 £375
Couple £125 £1250 £625
Family * £250 £2500 £1250

*Family membership covers 2 adults and 2 dependent children. Additional children can be added for £50 a month each.

020 7935 2610

General Practitioner and Family Doctor

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41 Welbeck Street London W1G 8DU

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Private GP

There are many reasons for choosing to register with a private general practitioner. Imagine always seeing the same doctor at a time that is convenient to you. Imagine not feeling rushed or pressurised for time and being able to ask for help with any health concerns, not just those for which there are ‘guidelines’.

Most people who live in the UK are covered by the National Health Service (NHS) and should be registered with a local GP. Some patients who work in London but live further afield choose the convenience of having a second, private GP here because it is not currently possible to have dual registration within the NHS.

Other reasons for choosing to be seen in the independent sector include better access, longer appointments, more pleasant surroundings, a quicker and more responsive testing and specialist referral process, and good continuity of care, which means the same doctor looking after you all of the time.

New patients

Dr Elaine Tickle believes that everyone needs time to discuss and explore their medical problems in a calm and welcoming environment, so allows 50 minutes for new patients. Standard appointments are 20 - 25 minutes, giving us the time we need to complete your assessment during one visit.

During this time, any symptoms or health concerns and their effects on your wellbeing will be assessed with a thorough, appropriate physical examination and blood, urine or microbiological investigations as required. Once a working diagnosis has been reached, Dr Tickle will guide you through the various management options available to allow you to decide on the best course of action.

Specialist referrals

Dr Tickle has rapid access to a wide range of orthodox and complementary specialists to ensure that a leading London consultant in their field sees you promptly.

What if nothing can be done?

If you are in pain or have been suffering with a condition for some time, these four words can strike hard. In truth, what they often mean is ‘nothing can be done with the resources I have’. If you feel you are stuck in the system or are not being heard where you are, then please get in touch. The long new patient appointment is ideal for full exploration of complex medical issues. If something can be done, Dr Tickle will do all she can to help you personally, or by referring you to the best person for your specific needs. It is very important in these instances to ensure continuity between NHS and Private Care provision, to prevent exposure to duplicate investigations or to prevent errors with medication, so we recommend liaison with your existing health care providers wherever possible.