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by Etienne Moore last modified 2016-02-07 21:53

Mr Moore's private practice details

'The greatest wealth is health.' ~Virgil

 

'Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live.'  ~Jim Rohn

 

'Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.'  ~Astrid Alauda

 

Contact Details

Mr Moore Private Secretary Tel. 0844 858 1177 (please ask for Mr Moore secretary), Fax 0844 858 1122, E-mail: moore@med-services.co.uk

Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital private out-patient clinic bookings 01273 828 030, Fax 01273 828 130

Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital private out-patient clinic bookings 01273 627 007 or 01273 627 008, Fax 01273 620 101

Mr Moore conducts fortnightly Tuesday afternoon private operating lists and Thursday morning private clinics at both Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital and Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital.

Mr Moore provides a private practice service for those who wish to have all of their medical consultations and any operations or interventions conducted personally by Mr Moore himself, an experienced accredited specialist consultant general surgeon.  Private practice can offer individual patients, and their friends and relatives, and clinicians a level of excellence in medical care and an experience that other healthcare sectors just cannot match.  Private patients usually enjoy much greater choice and flexibility in the timing of any consultations or operations.  Private practice also provides for those who wish to guarantee that their hospital stay is in a clean private room with en suite private washing and toilet facilities.

Mr Moore is fee assured with all of the major private medical and health insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Cigna, Prudential PRU, Exeter, AVIVA, CS Healthcare, Healix, Allianz and Simply Health.  This means that in most instances patients with private medical and private health insurance will not incur any extra charges or fees when they undergo private consultations or private medical or private surgical treatment by Mr Moore at any private or NHS hospital that he sees or treats them.

Mr Moore is also happy to see self-pay patients and any patients, relatives or friends wanting an estimate of likely clinic and treatment and operation fees before a patient sees Mr Moore in clinic can phone his private secretary for further details at 0844 858 1177 (please ask for Mr Moore secretary).

Mr Moore offers regular private practice consultations and treatment at the Nuffield Health Hospital Brighton and the Spire Montefiore Hospital in Hove.  He conducts both his private clinics and private operating lists at both the Nuffield Brighton Hospital and the Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital alternating weekly between the 2 hospitals.  This allows both those patients who prefer to go to Hove and those patients who prefer to go to Woodingdean in Brighton to gain equal access to Mr Moore's private clinic and private surgical services along with his knowledge and expertise.

Patients are advised that they cannot usually be seen or treated by specialists without a referral, usually from a general practitioner (GP).  Therefore they should ideally make an appointment to see their local doctor first if they have any medical problem.  Patients should make sure that they let their GP or other specialist know if they have a preferred surgeon such as Mr Moore.  This is because GPs and other specialists are usually happy to honour patient's specific choice of consultant surgeon for private referrals.  A patient's local doctor will then make a referral to Mr Moore if they feel it is appropriate.

In contrast to private referrals to a named consultant specialist, NHS referrals are made to a team of consultants and non-consultant healthcare workers so NHS patients do not know which specific doctor or nurse will be seeing them in the NHS clinic.  NHS patients subsequently put on the waiting list for a procedure should also note that it may well be a different member of staff, who the patient has never met before, who operates on them on the day of surgery.  This also applies for endoscopies such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.  These changes have been introduced in to the NHS to try to reduce waiting times and to increase patient throughput.

Mr Moore will accept UK or foreign self-referrals from patients but these patients should be aware that he will advise them that their GP or local doctor should be kept fully informed of any consultation or subsequent medical management.  Such self-referring patients should telephone Mr Moore's private secretaries directly.  A private consultation can then be arranged.

Mr Moore has a dedicated private practice team of secretaries and billing officers.

Their telephone number is (please ask for Mr Moore secretary or Mr Moore billing team):

0844 858 1177 (if phoning from the UK)

00 44 844 858 1177 (if phoning from abroad)

Private referrals can also be faxed to 0844 858 1122

E-mail enquiries to Mr Moore's private practice team can be made to moore@med-services.co.uk

Mr Moore usually undertakes his private practice operating lists on Tuesday afternoons and his out-patient clinics on Thursday mornings but please let his secretary know if this is not convenient and individual requests can always be entertained.

The organisation of Mr Moore's private clinics is conducted by the booking team of the hospital hosting the clinic (Mr Moore alternates his clinics weekly between Nuffield Brighton Hospital and Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital) so patients wishing to book in to Mr Moore's out-patients clinic or those wishing to make changes to their appointment time or date should contact either the Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital 01273 624 488 or the Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital 01273 828 120.

Payment for Mr Moore's private practice services can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.  Mr Moore's secretary and billing team will accept payment from all major credit and debit cards.  The credit cards accepted include VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and Solo.

Please contact Mr Moore's secretaries by phone or mail if you would like to find out the current costs of private consultations and treatments.  Privately insured patients are welcome and also those patients who are self-paying.  All of the private hospitals that Mr Moore is associated with offer a fixed price service whereby a fixed price for surgical treatment can be agreed with patients before their treatment commences.  This method gives patients the reassurance that they should not be expected to pay for some additional costs for extra unforeseen treatments needed during their hospital stay.  Further details about fixed price schemes can be obtained from the individual hospitals (see links below).

Enquiries about clinic appointments and treatments with Mr Moore at the Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital or the Spire Montefiore Hove Hospital can also be made to the booking teams of the relevant hospital (see telephone numbers above and links below).

'Any person who needs to undergo surgery is strongly advised to seek out and secure the best possible surgeon that they can.  By its very nature surgery has to cause some injury to the human body in order to effect its benefits and in my opinion a good surgeon will always do their utmost to conduct the most meticulous surgery possible.  If surgery is performed poorly then it can leave a patient with a lifetime of pain and complications.  No operation is too minor or insignificant.  No surgery can as yet come with a 100% complication-free guarantee but it is completely reasonable for a patient to ask any prospective surgeon about their training, operating experience and complication record.  I passionately believe in meticulous and minimally traumatic surgery and I am very happy to discuss medical management and surgical operations with anybody who believes in putting their one and only body first.' Etienne Moore

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