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#1 Tue, 08/01/2019 - 20:46
AndrewH
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NHNN Queens Square

I'm being referred to Queens Square, hopefully to see Manjit Matharu. I know it is a long shot, but I'm wondering if anyone has a rough idea of wait times?

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 09:21
Val
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Hi Andrew

I have no idea how long the wait time is for Dr Matharu, it varies from one consultant to another - it could be weeks or months.  I'm sorry I can't be more specific than that, but I can tell you that Dr Matharu is spot on for CH, so you will be in good hands.  Good luck and let us know when your appointment is.  

Val.

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 19:48
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Maybe a bit late, but in case it is still useful:

I saw Dr Matharu recently. He is a truly fantastic and very sympathetic doctor with excellent knowledge of cluster headaches. 

My GP originally refered me to the NHNN, but the NHS wait was 4 months (for any doctor). Instead, I paid £300 privately to see Dr Matharu, with a wait of about 10 days for the earliest appointment. He diagnosed me, ordered oxygen (through the NHS) and wrote a letter to my GP with the diagnosis - so I can go back to my GP if I need to without having to pay more privately. If you can afford to, he is a great doctor to see.

He told me that his current NHS waiting list is over a year. Therefore, GPs do not usually refer to him. He did suggest however that if I asked for a direct referral that it would still be a good idea in the long-term (given that CH is a long-term issue) and then I could see a non-specialist neurologist in the meantime. 

I hope that helps!

Daniel - Episodic CH

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