***As of April 26th, Clinics for May 2021 are now fully booked***
I will re-open for bookings on May 24th 2021 for clinics in June 2021
To request a private consultation use this link – Dr Forbes Private Consultation Request
When you request an appointment, I will reply by email to let you know my next available clinic.
You should get an automated response followed by another within 24-48 hours indicating my next available clinic.
I may need to telephone you to clarify an important issue – my calls are usually made in the evening about 7pm from a caller ID withheld or private number.
Please note that
a) I do not see people under the age of 16 years.
b) I do not see people with established diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis for disease-modifying treatment as their care is co-ordinated by multi-disciplinary teams
c) I do not perform epidural blood patching procedures for Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
d) If transfer to NHS services is requested I cannot guarantee that you will see me personally in the NHS service.
e) If you are not a Southern HSC Trust resident you will need to be referred to your local neurology service.
f) You can request transfer to the NHS at any time, but this means you join the new patient waiting lists which remain challenging.
My fees are: New Appointment £200.00, Review Appointment £100.00. Telephone Review £50.00. Injection Procedure £50.00. Review and Injection Procedure £150.00. Please note that drug costs eg Botulinum Toxin or anti-CGRP antibody therapy are billed separately by the clinic or supplier. The reimbursements vary slightly for some insurers but I do not charge above your insureres recommended rates.
Waiting times – I will respond to an appointment request by the Wednesday or Saturday following your request. Your face to face appointment should occur within 2 weeks, but please remember that the pandemic has made things unpredictable for everyone.
Where will my appointment take place? – New appointments will take place at the Ulster Independent Clinic or Hillsborough Private Clinic. Follow up visits may take place in the consulting rooms of Northern MRI.
How to get in touch – when you request your appointment you will be able to email me. Please do not telephone the clinics directly as they will advise you to contact me via this website.
Office Hours – my office hours are Wednesday 6-8pm and Saturday 9-11pm. I can only deal with queries/emails/results during these times.
About Dr Raeburn Forbes – please see my BUPA profile
To request your appointment use this link: Dr Forbes Private Consultation Request
Dr Raeburn B. Forbes MD(Hons) FRCP Ed FRCP Lond