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Terms of use

The Terms and Conditions of this Patient Contract apply to all services and procedures carried out by Mr Paul E Banwell (FRCS)Plast. These Terms and Conditions take precedence over the contents of any literature or written material provided by Mr Banwell to the Patient where such contents conflict with these Terms & Conditions.

Definitions

1.1. “Mr Banwell” or the “Company” means Mr Paul E Banwell (FRCS)Plast.
1.2. “Patient Information” refers to the information supplied by Mr Banwell to its patients both in brochure and letter form.
1.3. “Procedure” refers to the procedure to be carried out by Mr Banwell.
1.4. “Patient” means any person who has entered into a contract for a Procedure.
1.5. “Pre-booking” means a booking and payment made prior to Consultation with Mr Banwell.
1.6. “Initial Aftercare Period” means the aftercare included within the cost of your procedure. The duration varies by procedure and is defined on your Quotation.
1.7. “Cost” is Total Surgery Price as detailed on the quotation.
1.9. “Consultation” is a pre-operative meeting between Patient and Mr Banwell at which the Patient’s suitability for the Procedure is considered.

Obligations and Warranties

2.1. Mr Banwell is registered with the General Medical Council and is obliged to maintain full Private Practice Medical Indemnity Insurance.
2.2. The patient warrants that he or she has read and understood the Patient Information and fully
understands the range of possible outcomes of the proposed procedure.
2.3. The hospital where the procedure takes place will provide all post-operative medication required (i.e. antibiotics and painkillers) as prescribed.

Patient’s Obligations

3.1 This contract is conditional upon the acceptance of the Patient by Mr Banwell based upon information given by the Patient during the consultation with him/her. The decision to carry out surgery shall be at the discretion of Mr Banwell, the anaesthetist and the hospital.
3.2 Treatment will only be given where satisfactory payment has been received at least 14 days prior to surgery (or as soon as possible for surgery booked less than 14 days in advance, but always prior to surgery).
3.3 The Patient agrees to provide Mr Banwell and clinical staff of the hospital with a health history that is honest, accurate, reliable and complete. The Patient understands that withholding any medical information could be detrimental to his or her health and safety and may result in cancellation of the procedure with no refund. The Patient agrees that if any change occurs in his or her medical history or status to inform Mr Banwell without delay and to keep Mr Banwell informed.
3.5 There is no minimum age for consultation or surgical procedure. However, If a patient is under 18, a parent or guardian must attend consultation and give consent to procedure. For cosmetic cases, Mr Banwell also prefers the support of the patient’s GP.

General Obligations

4.1 Mr Banwell reserves the right to alter the Patient’s admission date and/or outpatient appointments although such changes will be avoided wherever possible. The Patient agrees that no consequential loss will be payable for the short notice cancellation on any procedure/ appointment.
4.2 The Patient agrees that in signing this set of Terms and Conditions and the Medical History Form that he/she has understood the terms and has been given an opportunity to seek explanation.
4.3 The Patient will be required to sign a Medical Consent Form at the hospital prior to surgery.
4.4 In the interest of patient safety and welfare, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone your procedure.

Rescheduling/Cancellations

5.1 Rescheduling – if you need to reschedule your surgery date, an administration fee will apply as follows: 8-13 days or less notice – £500, 7 days or less notice – loss of full surgeon fee.
5.2 Cancellations for medical reasons: Cancellations necessary due to previously unknown medical conditions will be rescheduled where possible. If after reasonable consideration the indicated medical condition prevents rescheduling of the procedure, then refund of the monies paid will be given in full to the patient. If the procedure is abandoned intra-operatively due to unforeseen medical conditions, Mr Banwell will retain sufficient monies to cover the costs incurred by the Company as reasonably deemed fit and in accordance with the conditions detailed at 3.1 and 4.4.

Complaints/Readmission

6.1 The complaints procedure is available on request. If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of your treatment, we recommend that you discuss this Mr Banwell’s secretary.
6.2 Readmission – please see information provided by the Hospital.
6.4 If the Patient fails to attend review appointments or follow advice and guidance given, or where the results of the surgery originally provided have been affected by changes in lifestyle, illness or the natural ageing process, Mr Banwell cannot commit to providing continuing surgery at special rates.

Confidentiality

7.1 Mr Banwell and the Patient agrees that all matters relating to the Patient’s treatment will be kept as confidential save where Mr Banwell is required to disclose such material to relevant members of medical staff and/or relevant government authorities be they regulatory or otherwise.
7.2 The Patient confirms his or her consent to the disclosure of personal information by Mr Banwell to Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses and other medical staff for the purpose of discussing Patient’s treatment.
7.3 During admission, photographs will be taken. They will remain part of your medical file. We are not able to supply copies.

Jurisdiction

8.1 The laws of England and Wales shall apply to this contract and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
8.2 Mr Banwell reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The latest Terms & Conditions are available on request.

My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.


Nicky S.

I went to see Mr Banwell to get reassurance about the moles and blemishes which have been steadily growing since I was a young adult. 30 years ago we were not aware of the dangers of the sun and burning on holiday way an annual ritual. Thankfully we are all now aware that the sun damage can cause skin cancer and the changes in my moles mean I have a precautionary approach, particularly as older family members have had tumours removed. Paul knows exactly what he was looking for and studied each and every mole methodically. The two he highlighted for treatment were two of the least innocuous (in my opinion) which surprised me. Clearly to the trained eye they needed removal. I have since had an excision of one and due to have photo dynamic therapy treatment for the small red mark on my nose later this year. Without seeing Paul, this minor irritation would have been left and could possibly have created problems later in life. I advocate regular checks for anyone with moles and skin blemishes. The technology now is so impressive and it makes absolutely sense to take full advantage of Paul’s expertise.


Gabrielle S.

My whole experience was fantastic from start to finish and I am extremely happy with my results. If I had any questions I also got a satisfactory answer and quickly. I would recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who was interested, and I would and probably will be back!


Diane C.

Mr Banwell and his team were really great. They were friendly, professional and love to deal with. Mr Banwell did amazing work for me and I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome. I would highly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who is thinking about breast augmentation.


Mise S.

From initial consultation right through to arrival for surgery and the subsequent aftercare, I have found the level of courtesy, understanding and professionalism of yourself and your team (both medical and administrative) to have been exemplary. So please accept my heartfelt thanks for accepting me as a patient and for your surgical expertise which has made such a positive difference in so many aspects of my life.


Christina C.

Mr Banwell provides an excellent service in pre-operation information, as well as total expertise and attention to detail in surgery. He was very informative and helpful after care.  I received excellent and sympathetic nursing care and anaesthetist. Mr Banwell has a very helpful practice manager and assistant.  My eyes have regained an ‘openness’ similar to my younger years. I no longer look tired.  I would highly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.


Victoria B.

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