Our aim is to make your journey smooth through the process of care. Our promise is an excellent care with empathy and ultimate hassle free journey.
We review the following patients:
Charges for self-funding patients are discounted from those of insured patients.
The cost of a new patient consultation is £220
The follow-up visit is £180
(Note: The consultation fee does not include charges for diagnostic tests and procedures that may be required.)
In case you are self-paying but still willing to claim back from your insurance, your company or any other third party, we will provide you with all the necessary documents, to ensure you will be reimbursed.
Booking For Surgery
All bookings are made via my secretary, Furat Gatee, on 07392000550 or at
Furat will complete an Admission Booking Form to reserve a room and place you on the operating list. She keeps the operative diary and will be able to tell you on what days surgery is available.
Any booked appointment not cancelled within 12 hours of the appointment time will be charged for at the rate (£100).
Transferring To The NHS
NHS regulations require that patients are referred to the NHS hospital by their GP. Even if you had seen a consultant privately, you cannot be admitted directly to the waiting list or have specialist investigations on the NHS without an outpatient appointment, which must be requested by your GP. Unfortunately, in most cases, this involves waiting for your appointment which may take two to three months or more. This is to avoid “queue jumping”, and the NHS are very strict about this.
Hospital Tests / Equipment Charges
Mr Taghi is not responsible for and has no control over the charges levied by private hospitals for the use of their facilities and equipment. These will be invoiced to the patient directly by the hospital concerned. Generally, the charges are clearly displayed in the hospitals concerned. Any queries arising from the cost of hospital blood tests, scans or use of equipment should be directed to the hospital concerned.
Mr. Taghi is registered with all major insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva, Cigna, Simply-Health, WPA, Beneden, Vitality, Alliance and some others. His fees are generally within limits set by these companies to avoid, wherever possible, excess payments by the patient. Invoices will be sent directly to the patient for settlement, whose responsibility it is to do so if insurance does not cover the fees.
In order to bill your insurance directly, we will need your membership number and an authorisation code or Guarantee of Payment, depending on your policy. To obtain an authorisation code most of the times, you need to have a referral from your GP. To avoid shortfalls, always check with your provider whether your authorisation is valid or you need a new one.
If an excess exists on your particular policy, you will need to settle this yourself. Payment is required within 30 days. Cheques should be made payable to Mr Ali Taghi to be posted to:
Mr Ali Taghi, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Lindo Wing, S Wharf Rd, London Paddington W2 1NY
Alternatively, you can pay to our billing/ accountant account using this link Mediaccounts
Please note, for both categories, any necessary procedures are charged in addition to the below.
Foreign patients, expatriates and visiting tourists will be asked to pay in cash at the end of the consultation. A receipt will be posted. Credit card payments can be accepted.
If admission and surgery are required, my secretary, Furat, will be able to give you an estimate of the total cost involved. This will include finding out how much the Hospital fees, anaesthetic fees etc. are, in addition to Mr Taghi's fee. Please note that this is only an estimate, as we have no control of the other fees involved.
Wherever possible, costs will be kept to an absolute minimum for self-funded patients.
Fees For Insured Patients
Mr Taghi charges within agreed insurance company rates, for both initial and follow-up consultations as well as procedures
Embassy Sponsored patients
We have excellent working relations with the medical department of Embassies in London. Some of them are: Qatar Medical Office, Kuwait Health Office, UAE Medical Attache, Saudi Medical Office and Attache
I can be contacted via e-mail on this website. Simple queries and comments/suggestions will be dealt with as soon as possible, but this is not an online emergency service, and lengthy consultative replies are not possible, due to time pressure. Most queries can be dealt with by my secretary, Furat Gatee on 07392000550
For administrative inquiries call 07392000550