Patient Information

Once you have decided to see Dr Horner for obstetrics or gynaecology, simply call his PA Alice Hoverd to book an appointment.

With clinics several days a week in different locations, depending upon urgency, you can choose the place and time that’s best for you. Alice will confirm these details in a letter or email which will also explain costs.

Should you wish to cancel, please call the practice as soon as possible. However if you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment there may be a cancellation fee.

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Obstetrics:
During your first appointment, Dr Horner will discuss your schedule of antenatal care and delivery at either The Portland Hospital or The Lindo Wing Suites. Here you can ask him any questions you may have. He will then arrange for you to have the Nuchal Translucency Screen with an appointment shortly afterwards to discuss its findings. Here you’ll also have your initial blood tests known as “booking bloods”.

Your first obstetric appointment is usually longer than others because there is so much to cover. Should you wish Dr Horner to support you throughout your pregnancy and delivery you can book your next appointment there and then.

Your initial consultation is at around 8-9 weeks gestation. Dr Horner will make a thorough assessment of your past medical and surgical history as well as your current general health. If you are seeing other specialists for any medical issues, please bring their details as we may need to contact them. Also, please bring the name and dosage of any medication you’re currently taking.

Dr Horner will advise you of the available tests to diagnose the well being of the fetus. Prior to the consultation, it would be helpful if you have a dating scan. Then Dr Horner can gauge whether your pregnancy is progressing in line with your dates. The dating scan also enables best planning of future blood tests and ultrasounds.

Gynaecology:
On your first appointment, please bring along any additional information from your GP or another specialist. This makes it easier to assess your medical and surgical history as well as your current general health. If needed, Dr Horner will examine you (breasts, abdomen and vagina) in the presence of a female assistant. Following the appointment, Dr Horner will then contact you with any test results. Also after every consultation, he’ll write a letter to your GP with a copy to you.as we may need to contact them. Also, please bring the name and dosage of any medication you’re currently taking.

Other information
An information leaflet on Dr Horner’s care and a full costing sheet will be provided.

Patients are encouraged to contact us with any concerns. Simple questions may be handled via email: info@etiennehorner.co.uk

Patients from a Foreign Country

Dr Horner is happy to take on overseas patients and support their baby’s delivery, sharing care with their local obstetrician. Please contact Alice to arrange co-ordinated and mutually convenient appointments.

FAQs

1. Do I need a referral to see Dr Horner?
Yes if you have private insurance and would like to claim the consultation /investigations with Dr Horner.

 

2. Where are Dr Horner’s consulting rooms?
The Lindo Wing Suites
The Portland Hospital

 

3. Which hospital does Dr Horner attend?
The Lindo Wing Suites
The Portland Hospital

 

4. What do I need to bring for my first obstetric appointment?
Scan and blood results; referral letter and any specialist letters.

 

5. Should I bring my partner to my appointments?
Partners and children are welcome at every visit. The first visit and the scan appointments around 12 and 20 weeks are especially important.

 

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