How can I join the practice?

A half hour appointment will be made in order to deal with any acute problem and also to go through our patient registration process. You will be asked to provide a sample of urine when you come and we will also measure your blood pressure, height and weight.

What hours are you available?

The office is open between 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

What are the provisions for home visiting and out of hours service?

Outside office hours, the 24 hour telephone line will be picked up by an answer phone which will give instructions regarding contacting the doctor on call (either Dr Sawyer, Dr Khalique or the associate doctor).The doctor will give telephone advice and where appropriate will telephone prescriptions through to pharmacies. If a visit is required we utilise a deputising service for this. Under certain circumstances it may be appropriate to arrange admission to hospital directly which we can do. Please note that the above services are only available to patients who are already registered with the Practice and there is a charge for out of hours advice and services for those patients who are not monthly subscribers.

What do I do if I am not happy?

We value your feedback so, good or bad, please let us know. We carry out and publish annual patient satisfaction surveys. We are registered with The Care Quality Commission which regulates health and social care throughout England. We do also have a formal complaints procedure if things have gone really badly and this can be accessed by contacting the practice manager.

Can you reclaim our fees from Private Health Insurance Companies?

The general answer to this is “No”. UK based Private Health Insurance companies will usually only recognise for the purposes of reimbursement, the services of individuals whom they define as specialists.

However, BUPA Global will usually reimburse fees as will a number of American health insurance companies. We do not generally deal directly with insurance companies and work on the basis of individuals settling their own accounts and then claiming back.

Practice Fees

You can register at your first consultation with an acute problem or choose to register ahead of this. You will then pay for individual consultations, out of hours telephone advice and repeat prescription requests and referrals. Laboratory fees and vaccinations/drugs are additional where appropriate.

Consultation (30 minutes) £200
Prescription Fee £40
Registration Fee £100
Out of Hours Telephone Advice From £60
Missed Appointment/Late Cancellation £100
Occupational Health Assessment and Report by Consultant OH Physician £425
Vaccinations On request
Pathology On request
Health Screening Packages On request
Travel Advice/Vaccinations £50
Referral Letter Charge £45

 

Subscription Fees

You can also choose to subscribe to the services of the practice. This will cover all your consultations for a year and 24 hour telephone advice, referrals and letters, repeat prescription requests, travel advice, maternity and family planning advice.

You will be entitled to an annual flu vaccination and an annual health screening check as part of this subscription.

The ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK will include a review of your medical history, medications, cardiovascular and other risk factors. It involves a full physical examination including checking of vision, hearing and lung function. The urine is tested for sugar, protein and blood to exclude diabetes and kidney disease. A resting electrocardiogram is performed to check heart rate and rhythm. There is a comprehensive blood profile to look for anaemia, leukaemia, inflammatory disease, kidney function, liver function, calcium levels, blood sugar, triglycerides, good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. In women, a cervical smear test to screen for cervical cancer is undertaken and in men (if over 45 years of age) a PSA test to screen for prostate disease and cancer.

The cost of this annual health check is normally £635 for women and £610 for men.
The subscription fee is £185 per month paid monthly by standing order.

Subscriptions are at the discretion of the partners. Cancellation can be made at anytime after the initial 12 month period by either the patient or the practice. Laboratory fees and vaccinations/drugs are additional where appropriate.

Care Quality Commission

 

Nick and Sophia are top professionals with a comprehensive network of specialists, should they be needed, in the vicinity of Harley street. I have seen a number of them and all have been “top quartile” in my opinion.
Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS
48 Wimpole Street practice has taken outstanding care of my family for three generations. They are a fantastic team, from the doctors to the practice staff. I am always confident that we receive the best of care and advice.
Shrai Madhvani
I have been visiting the Wimpole Street practise for 10 years now and can honestly say the level of service I have received is second to none. Sophia and her team always go above and beyond to ensure their patients receive the warmest welcome and …
James Myers, Group Managing Director TVC Group
I have been both a patient of Dr Khalique’s and she has worked with us in our business for a number of years. I and my team have been constantly impressed with her medical expertise, professionalism and caring manner. She is supported by terrific staff …
Sara Geater
Dr Khalique provides invaluable professional support to Thames. The Practice at 48 Wimpole Street is integral to the screening and welfare of contributors taking part in our highest profile television programmes. The consultancy provided to our productions ensures that we can offer the best and …
Dean Jones. Director of Production, Thames
I have and our company has been a patient of Dr Sophia Khalique’s and ’48 Wimpole Street’ for 15 years. She and her team are fantastic; they have a wonderful manner, truly care about their patients, are totally professional and give great advice. We use all their facilities …
Nick True Chairman TLC Marketing Worldwide
As a family, we are very content with the services we have received from the practice of Dr Sawyer and Dr Khalique. The caring and accommodating staff have always been assuring to any urgent need we have had in the past. For a small practice …
Fauziah and Jeremy Robinow
For me Sophia has been a constant presence and support through a couple of particularly torrid and potentially (but not yet!) terminal years. Consultants are highly focused and knowledgeable doctors, but they cannot generally, and do not, provide the sort of constant holistic care that …
John Stephens, Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
Having known Dr Khalique for fifteen years, we have developed a great relationship as she has seen me grow up and been with me every step of the way to make sure I became the healthy, happy person I am today. Most people my age …
Yasmin, First year student at Bristol University
Having experienced the service provided by Nick and Sophia, Timothy James & Partners recommend all important clients’ medicals be carried out by their practice. It is efficient and we stay in control of the paperwork and medical underwriting. Many of those clients that have been …
Timothy Whiting, Timothy James & Partners
Dr. Nick Sawyer has kept us in good health for more than 15 years. He has always been kind and caring and referred us to top specialists whichever care has been our need. We are always confident that whatever the reason for our visit we …
Philipa and Michael Bradley
Sophia Khalique has been our family doctor for the past fourteen years. She has not only seen us through the birth of my youngest son and the usual childhood and adult ailments but also through major illnesses, both chronic and acute. Sophia has been our …
Mrs M Jay and Mr R Pyke
I have known Dr Khalique for many years. She has all the qualities of a top doctor. She has compassion and sympathy in addition to being extremely competent professionally. She is a joy to work with and has a lovely bedside manner. I would heartily …
Dr Charlie Cockerell
The Bechtel Corporation have relied upon Dr. Sawyer for the past 25 years and Dr. Khalique for 15 years for medical services that include pre foreign assignment medicals, executive medical evaluation, preventative services, medical risk assessments and all manner of GP services. We work all …
Rob Bull, HR Manager, Bechtel Corporation
I have the great pleasure in being both a personal patient of Dr Sophia Khalique and of having a professional relationship with her and her practice at 48 Wimpole street for Medical and psychiatric pre-care and after care for the contestants that audition and appear …
Richard Holloway, M.D. Thames Television. Interim C.E.O. Fremantle Media U.K.