Outpatients Re-opened

The Portland outpatients is now "super safe"!! 

Appointments are spread out and everyone pre-registered to avoid wait areas.  No toys - so bring your own.  Everything cleaned thoroughly with high powered "red" wipes between patients. Masks, scrubs and visors for examinations

Reopening outpatients at the Portland

Many patients have found the remote consultations very helpful but now some will need to be seen face to face. The Portland is starting a gradual return of outpatients in a controlled and safe manner.

We understand parents my be nervous but the following measures will ensure a high level of safety for patients, parents and staff

  • Covid testing for all staff
  • pre-registration to avoid queues in reception
  • appointments staggered to avoid shared wait areas
  • Rooms stripped bare and cleaned between patients
  • Masks for parents
  • PPE for surgeons during examination

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Remote ENT Consultations

We are now offering telephone consultations to protect us all in these difficult times.  These will be at set times (as a normal consultation) and will use zoom conferencing software which is free and downloadable.  My secretary will send an invitation with details.

During the consultation we can discuss current concerns, the likely causes and solutions.

For throat problems many parents are already using their phones to record a view of the tonsils or a video of sleep disturbance

For ear problems I am trialling a USB otoscope for you to get from Amazon and use yourself (with practice)

The insurance companies need pre-authorisation and the codes are

  • 20370 for new patients (under 30 minutes)
  • 20350 for existing patients (under 15 minutes)

Welcome to David Albert's World

My aim is to provide a world class children's ENT service to children and parents in London and beyond

I feel it is vital that consultations take place in an appropriate environment with the child at ease and with parents free to concentrate on decisions.

I offer a conservative approach avoiding surgery if possible. If ENT surgery is necessary I work very closely with an expert paediatric anaesthetist. Please visit these web pages on paediatric ENT problems and their medical and surgical treatment.

Mr Albert operates within BUPA ASSURED GUIDELINES

 

Organising an Appointment?

Mr Albert has patients covered by all the major insurance companies and keeps his fees within their assured guidelines. 

Grommet Follow up

Some insurance companies such as BUPA will not pay for grommet follow up if this is a routine check up and/or audiogram.  It is important medically and is in line with NHS practice.  You may therefore have to pay for these visits. If there is a new problem or concern patients shouold be covered although a further GP letter may be needed. 

ADMISSIONS

ONLY ONE CARER/PARENT

2 WEEKS ISOLATION

COVID TEST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ADMISSION

 

Office hours during Covid crisis

9 am - 5 pm

Call 0207 390 8300

Send an email

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Outpatients HAS NOW REOPENED

 

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Face to Face consults

ONLY ONE PARENT OR CARER

 

Remote Consultations

We are now offering remote consultations. 

Details in the left column

Send Rosalind an email admin@albert.uk.com

She will contact you to arrange the consult

Health Hero Award

David Albert was honoured to meet the then Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street

President RSM Laryngology Section

David Albert championed the needs of paediatric ENT during his Presidency  He led a lecture tour with his friend and colleague Seth Pransky as 2017 JLO Visiting Professor

Surgery in Uganda

Mr Albert operating on a challenging case in Uganda

Operating in Malawi

Recently I joined my daughter to operate in Malawi.  There is only one ENT surgeon in the country!

David Albert is the Senior ENT Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London with over 30 years of experience in Paediatric ENT. As the first full time UK paediatric ENT surgeon he        more.....

 

Covid 19 and Children

From the Great Ormond Street website

"The evidence to date (20 March 2020) shows that although children do develop COVID-19, very few will develop a severe infection, whether they are compomised or not"

Physical Office REOPENED

Ros my PA will be in the office as normal.  The portland telephone system has been faulty so if necessary send an email to admin@albert.uk.com 

Honorary Fellowship of College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

In November 2019 I was honoured to help run a course and to receive an honorary Fellowship

Glasgow  to London for Lifebox

660 miles cycling to provide vital pulse oximeters for Malawi.  My daughter who is now training to be a paediatric surgeon went to Malawi to help train the anaesthetic officers in how to use them

South African ENT Society

Mr Albert was delighted to be awarded Honorary membership of the South African ENT Society after a recent lecture tour on decision making, endoscopic surgery and laryngoscopy.

Vanessa, my daughter running for Lifebox

Vanessa, who worked in Malawi is now a junior doctor in London and recently ran to support Lifebox who send pulse oximeters to Africa   Thank you to everyone who supported her