Professor Winter is recognised by all the major medical insurance companies (BUPA, BUPA International, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, Vitality Healthcare, Medisure, Cigna Benefits, Healix Healthcare, CS Healthcare and Simply Health (AXA) Bristol and has direct payment facilities with most of them. However, patients will need to contact their Insurance Company prior to their appointment to confirm their cover and to obtain a pre-authorisation number which will ease the reimbursement process.
Please bring the details of your insurance cover with you when you attend your appointment (membership and authorisation number as relevant.) With pre-authorisation we are usually able to communicate directly with the insurance company on your behalf. Without pre-authorisation, bringing proof of insurance cover may help in direct billing of your Insurance Company. In some circumstances payment on the day is preferred.
We accept cash, personal cheque and all major credit and debit cards. (credit card payments are subject to a small handling charge). A receipt is available to claim reimbursement from 3rd parties or Insurance Companies where appropriate on request.
– Initial Consultation £240
– Follow Up Consultation £125
CMA COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) ask that all patients be provided with the following statement.
Thank you for choosing to see me at The Manor Hospital for your outpatient consultation. This letter sets out some important information that I am required by law to provide to you. This is for your information only and is not a bill. As this includes information about my charges, if you do not have private medical insurance, but someone else will be paying your bill, you may wish to pass a copy of this letter to them. Please note that even if someone else is paying your bill or you have private medical insurance, you are responsible for paying any charges which they do not pay.
My fee for an initial consultation will not exceed £240 and my fee for any follow-up consultation will not exceed £125. These estimates are correct as at the date of this letter. During your consultation additional procedures may be needed. These could include examination of your throat and voice box using an endoscope, hearing tests, removal of wax or needle tests on lumps in your neck. These procedures will incur an additional fee. This will be discussed with you at the consultation. Should you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, a cancellation fee of up to £40 may be charged. Payment can be made via cheque to Oxford ENT Ltd or by bank transfer to HSBC; account no. 61524461 sort code. 402401.
Tests and their cost
If we discuss during our consultation, further tests and I recommend that you have any, the purpose of these would be to help diagnose/relieve your symptoms. If the test is undertaken by the clinic or hospital and not by me, the fees for those tests will be determined by the clinic or hospital and charged to you or your private medical insurer, separately.
My fees (if you are uninsured) for diagnostic tests are as follows:
|Test||Consultant||Estimated fee (£)||Secretary contact details|
|Nasolaryngoscopy||Mr S Winter||£167.00 + hospital fee||01865 307542|
|Fine Needle Aspiration +/- ultrasound scan||Mr S Winter||£160.00 + hospital fee||01865 307542|
|Audiogram||Mr S Winter||£25.00 + hospital fee||01865 307542|
|Microsuction||Mr S Winter||£100 + hospital fee||01865 307542|
|CT scan||Hospital Fee||01865 307750|
|MRI scan||Hospital Fee||01865 307750|
|Ultrasound scan||Hospital Fee||01865 307750|
|Blood tests||Hospital Fee||01865 307750|
|Allergy tests||Hospital Fee||01865 307750|
In addition, there are hospital fees associated with these tests and for information on the hospital fee(s) relating to any of these tests please contact a Manor Hospital Customer Service Advisor on 01865 307750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there are any fees which I will charge in relation to any of the tests I advise that you have, I will let you know what those will be.
Private Medical Insurance
If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurer before your consultation, to check the terms of your policy, particularly the level and type of outpatient cover you have, including any reimbursement limits on individual consultation fees.
I am legally obliged to tell you if I have any financial interests in The Manor Hospital or any equipment there. I can confirm I do not have any such financial interests.
You can compare independent information about the quality of private treatment offered at the hospital and other private healthcare providers from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) website: www.phin.org.uk.