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Paediatrics

Expert care that is child-focused, friendly and accessible

Our paediatric specialists offer expert care that is child-focused, friendly and accessible.

Your child will be seen by a top consultant who is specially trained in working with children.

Our experts cover all aspects of child healthcare, ranging from newborn infants to teenagers.

There is a wide range of symptoms and conditions that parents bring their children to us to treat, but common examples include:

  • Newborns: feeding problems, breathing difficulties, concerns around crying, reflux, developmental issues (e.g. walking and gait), and skin complaints (e.g. eczema)
  • Teenagers: recurrent illnesses preventing school attendance, urinary tract infection, skin problems, food allergies, late puberty
  • Other complaints include:
    • Speech and language
    • Recurrent fevers
    • Poor or excessive weight gain
    • Growth problems
    • Gut symptoms (e.g. constipation or diarrhoea)
    • General pain
    • Seizures, convulsions or ‘funny turns’
    • Asthma and allergies

Your consultant will quickly and accurately diagnose any problems and set out treatment options for you, all in an environment that is specially designed for children.

You will control the pace of investigation and what treatments will be used (if any).

It may well be the case that your specialist does not need to make a diagnosis and can offer a simple explanation for your child’s symptoms.

Whatever the case, you are assured of expert insight, care and solutions, with treatments and experts available under one roof.

Our goal is to make private healthcare accessible and affordable for all, and we have very competitively priced self-pay packages, along with payment plan options if you are coming to us direct (rather than via GP or insurance referral).

Our paediatric consultants are leaders in their field and have access to cutting-edge diagnostic equipment.

Many have expertise in particular areas of child healthcare and, if required, your consultant will refer you to the specialist most appropriate for your child’s circumstances.

For example, a child suffering from seizures would be directed towards a paediatrician who specialises in neurology, while another with abdominal pains might start with a general paediatrician, before seeing a paediatric gastroenterologist.

All assessments and treatments will take into account the age and maturity of your child.

There are a wide range of treatment options, which include:

  • Doing nothing (in the knowledge the symptoms are not dangerous and will pass)
  • Lifestyle and dietary changes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Simple medication, such as creams or tablets
  • Pathology
  • Vaccinations
  • Speech therapy

From the first moment you come to us to the moment you are discharged, we aim to make the process as speedy, convenient and reassuring as possible for you.

Referral

Your journey will start with a referral.

We accept referrals from GPs or health insurance providers, as well as from private patients who book a consultation directly.

We aim to arrange a private consultation for you within as little as 48 hours from referral or first contact, at a time that is convenient for you.

Consultation

During your initial consultation, which will last around half-an-hour, your consultant will talk with you about your specific circumstances and needs.

After a taking a thorough medical history and doing examinations, your consultant may request further investigations, such as blood tests and scans (X-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound, dependent on the nature of the problem).

If these investigations are needed and a diagnosis cannot be made straight away, we will organise a follow-up appointment in around a week, at a time that is convenient for you.

Following their diagnosis, your specialist will go through your results in plain English, so you are able to make an informed decision on treatment.

Treatment and after-care

As detailed above, there is a range of treatment paths that your consultant might suggest.

Medical treatments can be obtained at our on-site pharmacy, while injections can be done in clinic by your consultant.

If more conservative routes have been exhausted, and you need surgery, this can normally be arranged in around two weeks.

Dependent on the treatment plan you have agreed, your consultant may see you for a follow-up a few weeks later to check on your progress (this will happen automatically in the case of surgery).

Quality:

  • We treat all patients with the highest levels of dignity, kindness, compassion and respect
  • Your consultant will be a specialist and leader in their field, ensuring you get the most accurate diagnosis and most appropriate treatment plan, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
  • Our consultants also have particular ‘special interests’, which means you can pick one that has particular expertise in the condition/ symptoms that you experience.
  • Most of our specialists are working NHS consultants, who have gone through the same (and often more) rigorous assessments and training as you will find in the NHS, including teaching at top teaching hospitals
  • Our specialists are regularly assessed to ensure they are up-to-date with all the latest developments in their fields. These assessments also ensure that consultants are continuing to perform successful procedures and have provided excellent patient care
  • We host a number of ‘special units’. These are groups of consultants who work together collaboratively in our hospital, meeting regularly to discuss complex cases and agree the most appropriate treatment pathway for you.
  • Across the board our staff - from reception staff, to nurses and theatre staff - are highly trained in their specific roles, truly care about patients, and pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming
  • We hold an independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rating, meaning we are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led
  • We remain a green Covid site, which means 0% Covid cross-contamination (March 2020-March 2021) thanks to our IPC (infection prevention control) measures that are constantly being revised and adapted.
  • Our hospital is state-of-the-art. On site are:
    • 121 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, including TV, Wi-Fi and telephone
    • A five bedded Level 3 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which means that our surgeons can perform complex surgical procedures
    • Five state-of-the-art operating theatres
    • Neuro navigation equipment
    • State-of-the-art Orthopaedic robotic equipment
    • Three operating theatres (two with laminar flow for specialist orthopaedics)
    • A JAG-accredited Endoscopy suite
    • A physiotherapy department with a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool
    • A full range of imaging & diagnostics, including AI assisted CT, MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound & x-ray
    • Private GP services

Speed and convenience:

  • You can choose the consultant who is the best fit for you, whether that’s for reasons of culture, gender, religion, language, or just personality.
  • You will be seen at a time that suits you, even if that’s early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend.You can book a consultation with just 5-clicks via our website.
  • Our multi-disciplinary approach means you can see your consultant, have diagnostics, surgery/treatment and rehabilitation in one hospital; a clean and familiar environment with friendly faces
  • We are located in Harrow, Northwest London, with easy access to the City of London. Our location, with multiple transport options, means we are very easy to get to, and we have plenty of on-site parking.

Specialists Offering Paediatrics

Dr Gulamabbas Khakoo

Consultant Paediatrician & Allergy Specialist

BM, BCh, MA, FRCPCH

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Fatima Kagalwala

Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS, DCH, MD Paediatrics, MRCPCH (London), MSc (Advanced Paediatrics, Imperial College London), FHEA (Cambridge University)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Rajesh Kavia

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS (Distinction), FRCSEd(Urol), FRCSEng

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 2 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI Syon Clinic

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Dr Nivedita Bajaj

Consultant Paediatrics

FRCPCH, Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability, CCST Paediatrics, RCPCH, MRCPCH, MD Paediatrics, MBBS

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Chelvi Kukendrarajah

Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS MSc MRCP FRCPCH

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Murtuza Khan

Consultant Paediatrician

MB ChB, BMSc, MRCP, FRCPCH

BMI The Chiltern Hospital 2 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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