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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Dr Benjamin Jacobs Dr Benjamin Jacobs

Jacobs, Dr Benjamin

  • Position: Consultant Paediatrician
  • Qualifications: MBBS, DCH, MRCP (UK), FRCPCH, MSc MD
  • Specialty: Paediatric bone disorders

Dr Benjamin Jacobs treats children and teenagers of all ages with general paediatric or musculoskeletal problems.

He mainly treats bone diseases ranging from common disorders such as Vitamin D Deficiency and ‘growing pains’ to rare and genetic bone diseases such as osteogenesis, rickets and CRMO. He established the paediatric metabolic bone service at RNOH in 2002 with inpatients and outpatients in Stanmore. He also runs outpatient clinics in the West End (Bolsover Street).

He works closely with other specialists including rheumatologists, radiologists, anaesthetists and orthopaedic surgeons. He has run national training for the treatment and prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency in childhood and wrote the guidelines for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He currently has the largest clinic for patients with CRMO in the UK.

Qualified at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1985 with merit in surgery. Postgraduate training in London obtaining the MRCP (UK) in 1988. Then paediatric training at UCLH, Northwick Park and GOSH in London. He then took a 4 year Lecturer in Child Health post (Honorary Senior Registrar) at the University of Manchester (MD 1996) and a 3 year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada, obtaining an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology in Toronto in 1999.

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