To help your consultation run as smoothly as possible, we have put together a checklist for our patients.
Dr Tickle is an experienced, Harley Street-based general practitioner and family doctor with special interests in women's health, preventive health screening and travel wellbeing. Dr Tickle has forged brilliant working relationships with key leading consultants across all medical fields to ensure you receive the best care, quickly.
As a traditional, private GP, Dr Tickle makes the welfare of her patients her guiding light. She offers surgeries every weekday and home visits by arrangement.Read more
Like all doctors licensed to practise in the UK, Dr Tickle is bound by the GMC Duties of a Doctor. Everything you discuss with your doctor is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone else without your permission. There are a couple of notable exceptions, such as when a child might come to harm or when terrorism or other serious crimes are threatened. If you are also registered to an NHS General Practitioner then it is probably safer to keep them informed of any significant changes in your health and medications but this can be discussed with Dr Tickle at your appointment if it causes you concerns.
Dr Elaine Tickle believes that everyone needs time to discuss and explore their medical problems, so provides a 20-25 minute standard consultation and allows up to an hour for new patients.
We believe it is very important that you are able to reach Dr Tickle when you need her. We ask that new and existing patients call our Harley Street practice during surgery hours in the first instance. If the line is engaged, please leave a message and we promise to return your call as soon as possible. Our answer machine messages are closely monitored. All registered patients are given Dr Tickle’s mobile phone number but we respectfully request that the practice number is used during office hours. We ask that patients do not send SMS messages.
Referring patients on for specialist investigations, treatments and advice is a core function of General Practice. Dr Tickle, your private Harley Street doctor, is particularly keen to find the right specialist for you; someone who is clinically skilled and likely to offer you the information you need in a manner that suits you. Dr Tickle only refers to consultants whom she trusts and whose work she is happy with.
Referral appointments are almost always arranged within a week - and sometimes within a couple of days.