****I am fully booked until the end of April 2021.****
****I will re-open for new patients on April 26th 2021 for clinics in May 2021****
If you have symptoms causing you concern you will need to speak to your own doctor or seek an appointment with a different neurologist.
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.
I normally restrict my referrals to the following:
a) Aged 16 years or older
b) A resident of the Southern HSC Trust Area, or have a GP who normally refers to SHSCT Services eg Stewartstown/Cookstown/Magherafelt/Moneymore/Hillsborough
c) Referrals from other consultants
d) 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
e) I do not perform epidural blood patching procedures for Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
f) If transfer to NHS services is requested I do not guarantee that you will see me personally in the NHS service. If you are not a Southern HSC Trust resident you will need to be referred to your local neurology service. 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 £150.00. 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.
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. *** Please note, as of 29/03/2021 my next available appointment is 01/05/2021 so I have closed my practice to new bookings until April 26th 2021***
Where will my appointment take place? – New appointments will take place at the Ulster Independent Clinic or Hillsborough Private Clinic.
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