Private GP appointments are readily available to all members of the public, on a self-paying basis or when using private medical insurance.
Standard GP appointments at Pall Mall Medical give you 30 minutes with our expert doctors and are three times longer than GP appointments on the NHS. This means you have the quality time you need to discuss your health issues in detail with a professional.
Appointments are available during our extended opening hours: 08:00-19:30 Monday-Friday and 10:00-14:00 on Saturdays. All appointments are completely confidential and we will only contact your NHS doctor about your appointment on your request.
When should I see a Private GP?
- You want to discuss your own or your family’s medical history in detail
- You want to discuss your symptoms or concerns without being rushed
- You want to have an assessment or investigations to reach or confirm a diagnosis
- You would like to discuss your options for treatment in depth
- You would like a second opinion, further information or a better treatment plan
Which GP Appointment is most suitable for me?
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Discuss blood results
Follow up appointments
New patient consultations
General appointments, consultations
Acute illness and injury
Complex medical history
Chronic disease management
What GP services are available at Pall Mall Medical?
Our GP’s at Pall Mall Medical have access to a wide range of healthcare services and specialist clinics available including:
How to book a GP Appointment
Booking a GP appointment at Pall Mall Medical is easy. We offer same or next day appointments, within our extended opening hours. You don't need to register with us or de-register from your NHS doctor.
Simply call on 01744 62 44 64, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our enquiry form here.
Where is the nearest Doctor?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the GP appointments available?
How do I pay for my appointment?
For GP appointments you can pay by cash or by credit or debit card (excluding American Express) on the day of your appointment. We will require a £25 deposit to confirm the appointment itself.
Can I cancel an appointment if I no longer need it?
Do I need to register with your GPs to have a consultation?
There is no formal registration process to go through when you visit a GP at Pall Mall Medical, if you are a new patient we will ask you to provide some basic details but it is not the same as registering with an NHS doctor. Patients do not de-register with their NHS GP when registering with Pall Mall Medical. The process for registering at Pall Mall Medical takes just a couple of minutes. We will not let your NHS GP know you have attended Pall Mall Medical unless you specifically ask us to.
Can I see your doctors if I have an emergency?
Yes, there is no waiting list to see our doctors and in many cases, you can make a same day appointment. Please note that if you have an urgent medical problem, it may be more appropriate that you visit your nearest A&E department.
Do I need to see one of your GPs before I see one of your consultants?
Do your GPs provide sick notes?
Our GPs can provide sick notes for an additional £20 on top of a GP consultation fee. However, it is not guaranteed that our GPs will provide sick notes as it depends on the individual’s situation. Please note, we can only provide backdated sick notes if you have seen one of our doctors previously for that illness.
Can your GPs refer me to further investigations?
Yes, if during an appointment your GP believes you would benefit from having further tests and investigations done they will arrange this for you. This can often be done in the same appointment, saving you another trip to the clinic. Many results are back within 24 hours.
How often should I review my medication?
If you are concerned that your long-term medication is becoming unsuitable then you may wish to have a medication review. It’s advisable that you have your medication reviewed at least once a year to check the medication is still appropriate for your symptoms. During a review, you can discuss your medication and any side-effects or problems you may be experiencing and the doctor may recommend an alternative medication.
If you are experiencing severe side-effects or any unusual symptoms as a result of taking your medication then it’s vital that you seek medical help immediately.
To book a medication review at Pall Mall Medical contact us at email@example.com
and ask for an extended appointment with one of our experienced GPs.
How do I know if I should see a GP?
Although pharmacists and nurses can help with routine ailments, in most cases the first port of call when you are feeling unwell should be a General Practitioner.
GPs can give you a full assessment, including looking at your and your family’s medical history, and prescribing suitable medication or treatment if required. In many cases, a GP will be able to offer you a plan of treatment after just one visit but if your ailment is more serious you may be asked to come back for a follow-up appointment or you may be referred for further investigations such as blood tests, X-Ray or an MRI scan for example.
Can I bring someone with me to a private GP appointment?
Yes, if you feel more comfortable bringing a family member or friend to a GP appointment with you then you are more than welcome to.
Can I claim for my appointment on my insurance?
Appointments with GPs are not always covered by insurance companies. If you are referred to a consultant or have a procedure done at Pall Mall Medical then the majority of these will be covered by insurance companies. It is advisable to check your policy or ask your broker or insurance company to be sure of what is and what is not covered.
If I have a blood or sample test done with one of your GPs, when can I have the results? How will I receive the results?
Depending on the kind of testing being carried out you can receive your results in a matter of hours through to a few days for more extensive tests. You can request how you receive the results and the options are by email, post, by calling us or we can call you. We can also post/fax results to your treating consultant or NHS GP - if requested.
Can I speak to one of your doctor’s online or via Skype?
We can provide telephone consultations.
We are currently looking into the option of online / Skype consultations and hope to be able to offer this service in Spring 2018.
I have already had a diagnosis from my GP but would like a second opinion – can your GPs do this?
Yes, if you would like a second opinion on an existing diagnosis then our GPs can provide this. In some cases, you may be referred for further tests to obtain a full diagnosis.
To book a second opinion at Pall Mall Medical contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask for an extended appointment with one of our experienced GPs.
How often should I have a full medical / health screen?
During a medical or health screen, a doctor will assess your general health by asking you questions, reviewing your and your family’s past medical history, performing a physical examination and performing a variety of blood tests. A health screen is a proactive way to spot any potential health concerns early and is also an opportunity to review your existing health concerns and any medication you are currently taking. It’s recommended that you have a health screen every year. We offer a range of health screens:
- Well Man / Well Woman Health Screens
- Individual Heart, Liver and Lung Health Screens
- Prostate and other male-specific Health Screens
- Ovarian Cancer and other female-specific Health Screens
What language can your GPs speak?
Our GPs are able to consult in a variety of languages, including, but not limited to:
If you cannot see your language above - please check with our bookings team who will be able to advise.