As well as being seen and treated quickly, deciding to be treated privately also means you can choose which specialist consultant you see.

Mr Chapman-Sheath sees private patients with insurance and those who may wish to self-pay.

You do not always need to be referred to Philip by your GP, but the British Medical Association (BMA) believes it’s ‘best practice’ if you are, simply because your GP knows your medical history and will usually know the specialism and reputations of consultants in local private practice. In addition, Philip sees many patients who self refer, or are referred by allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, sports physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors and sports rehabilitation teams.