About Your Visit

Alistair consults privately predominantly at the BMI Three Shires Hospital in Northampton, but also from the BMI Saxon Clinic in Milton Keynes. Clinics are held on Monday mornings (8.30am to 12.00pm), Wednesdays (2.30pm to 8.00pm), and some Friday evenings; operating lists are Monday afternoons and evenings. Alistair is happy to see patients with any condition affecting the upper limb, including chronic conditions, fresh injuries and fractures.

His private practice is managed by Michele Gilbert, who would be pleased to arrange a convenient appointment (her office is located adjacent to his within the consulting suite) – appointments are usually available within a week of request.

Patients should preferably be referred through their General Practitioner, but a direct referral from a local physiotherapist is also acceptable.

Private Consultations

A new patient consultation is for 30 minutes and a follow up for 15 minutes; if appropriate this consultation will include X-rays, joint injections and plastering (additional charges for all of these). Other investigations such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound & Bone Density (DEXA) scans will usually be arranged within one week. >>Xray Virtual Reception

Private Fees

Alistair sees patients privately who either are self funding or privately insured (he is registered with all the major healthcare insurance providers) but it is advised that you check with your insurer before making an appointment.

Please note that YOU are responsible for ALL of your Consultant’s fees even if you have health insurance and that YOU have the financial contract with your surgeon not your insurance company- this is explained well in the FIPO website.

For most outpatient treatments, including joint injections and blood tests, BMI make additional charges, and for this reason upon arrival the BMI Reception staff will ask for your credit card details to cover any potential shortfall on such charges.

For further information about payment options please click here (including the option to apply for a BMI Card with interest free credit)

Alistair Jepson’s practice is recognised by all major insurers, including:


NHS Practice

An appointment to see Alistair at Northampton General Hospital needs to be made through your GP, who will assess the need for an orthopaedic opinion, perhaps having first arranged an xray or a course of physiotherapy. Through the NHS Choose and Book system you will then be offered a choice of hospitals to attend, and this choice is very much up to you; most people still choose their local hospital, although this is no longer your only choice. Sometimes too before seeing a consultant you will be asked to attend a Musculoskeletal Assessent Service to see a specialist physiotherapist, who will make their own assessment of your complaint. The current waiting time to see Alistair is between 9 and 11 weeks, and the wait for sugery is an additional 6 to 8 weeks (with the intention to treat within 18 weeks of referral).

Working with him in his clinic at Northampton General Hospital Alistair has an Advanced Physiotherpaist Practitioner, with whom he often sees complex patients. This senior physiotherapist also helps assess the need for surgery, sees post-operative follow-ups advising on rehabilitation and exercises, and co-ordinates as appropriate with physiotherapy colleagues across the county.

Medicolegal

Solicitors: Medicolegal reports are prepared for both defence and claimant. Please contact Mr. Jepson’s PA, Michele (01604 633730) for further details including charges and a curriculum vitae.

Patients: If you are attending for a medico-legal appointment please bring with you two forms of identification – one with your address – such as a bank statement or utility bill – and one with photograph of yourself – such as your passport or driving license (the report is being prepared for the court, and as such everything needs to be verified including your identity).

Treatment Areas

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