Private consultant recommendations - Guys / Lansdell

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hellyc
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Private consultant recommendations - Guys / Lansdell

Postby hellyc » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:16 am

Hi folks
**Edited to add I'm hesitant about C&W as I've been told the obstetrician from George's is now working there. Obviously I'd have a private obstetrician but would be too anxious in case of / what if's etc that she ends up in the room / theatre.  

I’ve looked up previous posts on this but most of the recommendations made don't seem to be practising / can't find them at the hospitals. 
I’ve decided to go private for my next pregnancy (fingers crossed) as I had a traumatic birth and terrible postnatal care at St George’s last year. 
I want to be on the private wing of an NHS hospital and it will be an elective c-section and was thinking of Guys. 
Also, can you have the majority of your appointments on the public side and then have your c-section scheduled privately? How many times would you need to see your consultant?! Any other tips?!
Thanks in advance
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Re: Anybody?! consultant recommendations: Lansdell

Postby SophiaApp » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:56 am

Hello

We had our third baby almost one year ago after having our first two with the NHS.

We chose the Kensington Ward Chelsea and Westminster in order to access Private care within the NHS. I would highly recommend you speak to Dr Charlotte Deans as we had amazing care and were in incredibly safe hands even when I went a bit whizzy after a fair straight forward birth.

There are also a number of other brilliant private colleagues of Charlotte who work from C&W so lots to choose from. I’d arrange to meet a shortlist and go with who you feel most comfortable with

Good luck and Congrats on your 2nd!
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Re: Anybody?! consultant recommendations: Lansdell

Postby Tulip2018 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 am

Ditto on private second time around. We are going to Keith Duncan (PA laura@chelseabirthclinic.co.uk) at The Kensington Suite, Chels West. You can have a package from 32 weeks and a pay for a couple of scans before. We see him just opposite Chels West at The Woman’s Wellness Center. Lots of friends recommended him. I think many people feel his bedside manner is a little unusual but he’s excellent at answering questions, always available and apparently very good at his job. Other names that came up in the research from friends were Mr Raza (have seen him for previous surgery and he’s lovely) and Nick Wales. All at Chels West.
Good luck, really hope it’s less traumatic for your this time and it will give you the peace of mind to enjoy the pregnancy.
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Postby LP73 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:23 pm

Highly recommend Keith Duncan who is in charge at The Kensington Wing in C&W.
Dry sense of humour but at the top of his game and you’d be in very safe hands.
We were very happy with the care received, frequency of scans and my scar is so thin you cannot see it.
A very happy and healthy baby born.
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Postby LP73 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:25 pm

PS - They do not like to do half NHS and half private as it confuses the system and our GP strongly advises against it. It is best to pick one and go with it plus once you’ve seen the options available and care you probably won’t want to mix the two yourself.
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Postby hellyc » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:04 pm

Thanks so much. How did you find the postnatal care on the ward at C&W. Ive heard great things about Charlotte but not so much the postnatal?! TIA x
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Postby hellyc » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:07 pm

This is really helpful. Thank you very much. How did you find the postnatal care at C&W? X
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Postby Buzzbuzzbee » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:24 pm

Nick Wales at Chelsea and Westminster or Patrick O’Brien is outstanding( he’s not at Chelsea)
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Postby noddy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:10 am

I was on the private wing for post natal care (booked a room there) and it was really good. The midwife very quickly realised my son had an infection, and because the excellent NHS neonatal centre is next door, he was restored to health after a few days there. I would highly recommend it.
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Postby hellyc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:42 pm

SophiaApp wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:56 am
Hello

We had our third baby almost one year ago after having our first two with the NHS.

We chose the Kensington Ward Chelsea and Westminster in order to access Private care within the NHS. I would highly recommend you speak to Dr Charlotte Deans as we had amazing care and were in incredibly safe hands even when I went a bit whizzy after a fair straight forward birth.

There are also a number of other brilliant private colleagues of Charlotte who work from C&W so lots to choose from. I’d arrange to meet a shortlist and go with who you feel most comfortable with

Good luck and Congrats on your 2nd!
Thanks so much. How did you find the postnatal care on the ward at C&W. I've heard great things about Charlotte but not so much the postnatal?! TIA x
 
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Postby hellyc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:46 pm

noddy wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:10 am
I was on the private wing for post natal care (booked a room there) and it was really good. The midwife very quickly realised my son had an infection, and because the excellent NHS neonatal centre is next door, he was restored to health after a few days there. I would highly recommend it.

This is really encouraging to hear. Thanks for sharing and so pleased all is ok with your son. So you were able to book a private room and have the baby on the public side? x 
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Postby Moonlightdawn » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:19 pm

Dr Eugene Oteng-Ntim at Guys. Could not recommend him enough.
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Postby this_is_cat » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:28 am

You can’t pre-book a room on the Kensington wing if you’re giving birth in the NHS ward, but if you’ve had an NHS birth, you can ask after the birth if they have any Kensington rooms available and then pay your £1500 a night for them
But obviously the priority goes to Kensington wing patients so there is no guarantee you’ll get one.

I would question what another poster said about ‘mixing’ NHS and private care
The private consultants are happy to use your NHS notes as your notes and they don’t seem remotely confused! They all spend half their week as NHS consultants so it would be quite worrying if they didn’t know their way around your notes when they are sat in their private consulting room..!

We started off with the NHS and then switched, and it was fine. However, the popular consultants get booked up well in advance as they limit the number of patients they have at any one time, so if you aren’t in touch with them by the time you’re 12 weeks, you might find you are limited as to who will take you on as a patient.

We had Mina Saviddou and she is just wonderful. Her private consulting room is opposite the hospital, and she is an outstanding doctor.

http://www.obstetric-care.com/
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Postby Mum2016 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:23 am

Highly recommend Lindo Wing with Mr Karl Murphy whose cross cover is Lorin Lakasing. He is very popular so usually gets booked up in advance, and for good reason too as he is excellent. Have had both my babies with him, family have used him too, and I will be back for my third baby with him too! Since I’m a medic myself I can absolutely say he is a top doctor. He is a very safe Doctor, and it sounds obvious to say it, but always has you and the baby’s wellbeing at the forefront. Second time round I found the lindo wing outpatients as opposed to Portland outpatients to be a bit scruffy (by private clinic standards) but I wouldn’t change things as I see it as you are paying a premium for the consultant in charge of your care if things go south, and not the fancy linen or artwork on the walls. If you can afford it, I would always make the sacrifice and go with a good private obstetrician for the full package over NHS care which unfortunately is hit and miss because of so many problems but mostly staffing and funding. I had the happiest birthing experiences both times (touch wood) but unfortunately all of my medic friends and non medic family who stuck with the NHS had something ‘traumatic’ to recount. So many delays and problems with handover and communication....list goes on. Please feel free to PM if you have any questions.
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