Private medical insurance
If you have private medical insurance (PMI), please obtain pre-authorisation for the consultation from your insurance company before your appointment with Mr Rai.
You may be advised to have surgery. If you wish to proceed with this, and you have private medical insurance cover, you will again need authorization for the operation from your insurance company who will check the extent of your cover.
Hospital fees are billed to your PMI company by the hospital. These fees usually include nursing, room costs and theatre.
Consultant fees are separate to hospital fees. Norwich Spine Clinic will bill you or your PMI directly for the specialised care provided by the consultant surgeon. You will be charged separately by your consultant anaesthetist.
Before your operation, we will give you the information required by your insurance company that will also include operation codes (OPCS) and the estimated consultant fees. When you're seeking pre-authorisation from your PMI company, you will need to establish how much of the consultant fees will be covered under your policy.
If you are funding your own private health care we can provide you with an 'inclusive care package'. This will cover all professional fees, follow up appointments, post op physiotherapy and the cost of any complications during the 6 week period.
How to find Norwich Spine Clinic
The Norwich Spine Clinic is based at Spire Norwich Hospital situated just off the A47 southern bypass, close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. Norwich is 116 miles from London and London Stansted Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.
From the City Centre
Follow the B1108 (Earlham Road) out of Norwich passing the University of East Anglia on the left. Proceed down the hill and turn right at the traffic lights sign posted Bowthorpe/Spire Norwich Hospital on to Old Watton Road. For the Main Hospital take the first entrance on the left, for Outpatients (Hill House Consulting Rooms) continue on Old Watton Road taking the second entrance on the left.
From the A47
Leave the A47 at the B1108 junction sign posted Norwich/Watton. Proceed along the B1108 towards Norwich for 1.2miles continuing through the first traffic lights. At the second traffic lights turn left sign posted Bowthorpe/Spire Norwich Hospital on to Old Watton Road. For the Main Hospital take the first entrance on the left, for Outpatients (Hill House Consulting Rooms) continue on Old Watton Road taking the second entrance on the left.
Spire Norwich Hospital is approximately 3 miles from Norwich train station.
Spire Norwich Hospital, Old Watton Road, Colney, Norwich NR4 7TD
How to Find Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
From the A47
Leave the A47 at the junction for the B1108 following road signs for Norwich city centre and the Hospital. At the junction of the B1108 with Colney Lane, turn right and continue straight down Colney Lane through the Norwich Research Park.
From the City centre
Leave the city centre following signs for A11 Thetford. Once on the A11 follow the Hospital road signs to Cringleford and turn right at the Cringleford roundabout and continue to follow the road signs for the Hospital.
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is approximately 4 miles from Norwich train station. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY