Dr David O’Connell – Private GP in London
Dr David O’Connell qualified in medicine at University College Cork in 1978 obtaining the degrees MB BCH BAO. He then performed his house jobs (F1) at the Royal Hospital in Wolverhampton. Following this he completed his 3 year GP vocational training scheme on the Barts and Hackney rotation and received his joint certificate of general practice training.
Subsequently he obtained the diploma form the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the certificate in family planning and membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners. He joined the practice of the late Sir Noel Moynihan and has been in continuous practice as a private GP in Chelsea since.
Dr David O’Connell will provide you with the best medical care.
Dr David O’Connell offers face to face consultations, home visits and telephone consultations to suit your medical needs.
These are available from 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays by arrangement. Outside of these hours our existing patients can have telephone consultations by arrangement.
Initial consultations generally last about an hour unless you have a complex medical history.
Follow up consultations generally last 30 minutes but of course Dr David O’Connell is happy to accommodate longer consultations should you so wish.
Telephone consultations are available where Dr David O’Connell feels that the matter can be dealt with competently and safely without a face to face consultation.
Home visits are available by arrangement where you feel too unwell to attend the surgery.
During a home visit Dr David O’Connell will be able to assess you in the comfort of your home. He carries in his medical bag the necessary medications for the more common ailments so that you don’t have to go to a pharmacist.
The length of home visit can vary and will depend upon your geographical location and the complexity of your medical condition.
24 Hour Care
Dr David O’Connell works collaboratively with a partner On Call Doctors Service to provide you with medical care outside of our normal working hours.
During a consultation of a home visit it may be necessary for you to have a blood test as part of your medical treatment. Dr David O’Connell can either take the blood specimen from you at the time and arrange its transport to the laboratory, or he can provide you with the request form to take to The Doctors Laboratory in Wimpole Street to have the blood sample taken there if the tests are not urgent.
Please note, there is a charge for Dr David O’Connell to take the specimen(s) which is called Phlebotomy Charge and it is a one off charge regardless of how many specimens are needed at the time.
As part of being our patient, we provide you with a service for both new and repeat prescriptions.
New prescriptions are issued at the time of your consultation where appropriate.
Repeat prescriptions are issued when requested. There is a legal and ethical onus on Dr David O’Connell to check your medical notes to see if such a prescription is appropriate and in your best interests.
For patients who receive on-going repeat prescriptions, Dr David O’Connell is under both an ethical and a legal duty to keep you ‘under continuing clinical review’. In effect this means that you must have a face to face consultation at least once a year.
The turnaround for issuing Repeat Prescriptions is 3 working days. If you require a prescription on the same day this will incur the Express Rate surcharge.
Controlled drugs are prescribed by the licensed General Medical Practitioner.
Dr O’Connell holds the necessary licence to prescribe Controlled Drugs.