All our Consultants operate as independent practitioners and bear personal accountability for the care they administer. Although they are not considered employees of OneWelbeck, they are mandated to adhere to OneWelbeck's policies and procedures while practicing within the facility. Many Consultants are affiliated with the NHS and may also offer their services across various other independent providers.
Policies and procedures
Every Consultant is listed on the General Medical Council (GMC) medical register and undergoes a comprehensive vetting process before being granted "practising privileges" at OneWelbeck Healthcare. They undergo regular reviews by their designated OneWelbeck Healthcare Director.
Your relationships with our consultants
Your interaction with each Consultant involved in your treatment (including anaesthetists) constitutes a distinct legal relationship alongside your association with OneWelbeck. If you are a private patient, you or your insurer typically receive separate invoices from each Consultant involved in your treatment, as well as from the hospital. However, in certain cases, we may facilitate as a fee collecting agent for the Consultants to streamline the payment process.
While Consultants bear responsibility for clinical decision-making and the quality of care provided, OneWelbeck is tasked with ensuring the implementation of monitoring and oversight systems. These systems are designed to guarantee that Consultants adhere to OneWelbeck policies and comply with their practising privileges. All Consultants are mandated to maintain minimum levels of medical malpractice indemnity cover in accordance with GMC guidelines, and OneWelbeck conducts checks to verify the presence of indemnity certificates.