What to Expect
On your first visit to the clinic, you will be greeted by a receptionist, who will collect any referral letters, x-rays, test results or other information that you have brought with you. These will be passed to the consultant surgeon. It is helpful if you can arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the time of your first appointment, so that any outstanding personal information can be obtained and so the consultant has time to review any information that you have brought with you.
You can then take a seat in the waiting room, where a medical secretary may see you, if any personal information is still required.
A nurse will take you to meet the consultant surgeon. A spouse, partner, relative or friend can accompany you, or the nurse can stay with you during your consultation and examination.