What are mini consultations?
Our popular FREE 10 minute consultations provide our patients with the opportunity to meet our consultants for an initial discussion and guidance.
You may wish to get some advice on how to get a diagnosis, or find out more about a specific procedure, talk about your suitability for treatment, or address any questions you have about a condition or treatment.
Following your mini consultation, we will provide a quote for a full consultation, any diagnostic investigations recommended, and guide prices for any surgical procedures discussed.
Will I be charged?
Our mini consultations are completely free of charge. They are designed to be an introduction only and there is no obligation to proceed with any treatments or surgical procedures that may be discussed.
They are particularly useful for our patients who are paying for their own treatment as they will not have to pay for this initial conversation and it can help with their decision to go ahead with treatment they are funding themselves.
What concerns and treatments can I discuss at a mini consultation?
Our mini consultation events are led by Consultants specialising in:
- Cosmetic surgery
- Hernia repair
- Gallbladder surgery
- Pain management for headaches and neck pain
- Orthopaedic – hand and wrist
- Orthopaedic – hip and knee
- Orthopaedic – shoulder and elbow pain
- Orthopaedic – back and neck pain
What happens if I decide to go ahead with treatment?
If after your mini consultation you decide you want to proceed with treatment or surgery, you will need to pay for a full consultation. A full consultation will allow time for a full medical history to be taken and a full and thorough assessment and examination. This is not possible in the timeframe available at a mini consultation.
How do I find out what mini consultations are available?
To see a full list of all our mini consultations and to book your place online, please visit our patient event page.
Mini consultations are usually at One Hatfield Hospital, face to face, due to current Covid 19 restrictions, some events be offered via either telephone or Zoom. If you book a place we will be in touch a week prior to the event to confirm arrangements. If a face to face mini consultation is preferred, we will schedule this for you at a later date.