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Contact Professor Newlands


If you are a Private Patient with Medical Insurance

You should be referred by your GP, your dentist, or another Consultant, depending upon the nature of your problem.

The removal of unsightly facial s
kin lesions which are clinically benign (i.e. not cancerous) is not usually funded by the NHS or by Private Medical Insurance Companies. I am always happy to see patients with such lesions to discuss treatment options with such lesions, and give professional advice on the pros and cons of surgery.

Private Consultations and Surgery are currently offered at Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Following the pandemic, some consultations and reviews are offered remotely by phone or video, with the aid of photos where needed.

We continue to offer these where clinically safe to do so, and where a patient finds this more convenient.

My team and I are recognised by all Private Medical Insurance Companies, and
I do not charge outside Insurance Company rates.

If You are a Self-funding Private Patient

A referral is not necessary, and you are welcome to contact me directly. I would like to keep your GP informed as part of good medical practice.

Self-funding private consultations cost £220.

Following an initial consultation, we offer patients who would like to self-fund surgery, inclusive fixed price quotations. Surgery quotations include hospital fees, and anaesthetist's and pathologist's fees where applicable. These fees are not set by me. Estimated costs can be given prior to a consultation for those who wish to explore private care, but the exact treatment indicated and thus any future costs, can only be determined following a consultation.

I do not have any financial investment in any private hospitals and have no conflicts of interest that may impact upon patient care. Our Practice is registered with the Information Commisioners Office and holds any patient data in line with ICO and GMC regulations.

My time allocated to private practice is limited, and there may be a small wait to see me for a consultation. We plan our surgical lists well ahead an
d when you contact us, we can often suggest suitable times for possible future surgery and pencil you in. This means that patients can receive treatment quickly after their consultation and at a pre-planned time to suit them.

Private Practice contact details

Please contact my PA Donna Shrubb at:
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Harvey Road
Guildford GU1 3LX

01483 302673 (direct line)
01483 442622 (MAH main switchboard)

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Secure email from a healthcare email address can be sent to  (an email address supplied by the NHS to communicate with others within the secure NHS email system)

or to

Following an NHS sabbatical, I retired from NHS clinical work in July 2023.

I am registered with the General Medical Council as Linda Caroline Newlands and private care is delivered by me on behalf of LCN Medical Services Ltd, registered at Companies House under Company number 12001669.

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