Arranging a sedation
If a patient requires sedation, please note a few convenient dates and time slots for the surgery. Call our Sedation Solutions office on 020 8643 0913 to arrange the sedation appointment.
If you have not used our services before, please first register your surgery with Sedation Solutions before you request a sedation by calling the same number︎.
Once we have taken the patient's details from your team, your patient will receive our 'Patient Pack' via email, which includes an explanation of sedation, instructions on how to prepare for the sedation, the medical history questionnaire and the consent form. The patient must complete and sign forms, and return them our office before the sedation can be confirmed︎.
Should a patient wish to speak to the sedationist, or in cases where the medical history is more complex, a telephone call or physical consultation with the patient and/or their treating doctor is arranged︎.
On the day before the procedure the patient will receive an electronic reminder with a link to the sedation instructions︎.
The sedationist arrives at your surgery fully equipped with all the sedation drugs, consumables, monitoring equipment and rescue apparatus.
In keeping with the Guidelines, all surgeries are expected to have filled and fully serviced oxygen cylinders with the appropriate attachments, and access to a defibrillator.
The pre-arranged responsible escort must be there at completion of the surgery. This escort must stay with the patient for the remainder of the day, and in some cases for longer︎.
An encrypted electronic copy of the contemporaneous sedation record is sent to the surgery at the end of the procedure.
The patient’s recovery from the sedation is monitored on the day after the surgery via an electronic application. This facility allows for direct communication with the patient’s sedationist.︎