Parents should expect regular, routine healthcare assessments for their children

We provide an extensive all-encompassing screening programme designed to enable children to look forward to their brightest future possible

About 

Why the Bright Futures Health platform?

 

Experience exceptional care

At Bright Futures Health, we go above and beyond to connect you with independent paediatricians who offer a comprehensive screening programme. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive and have a bright future ahead.

Our Co-founders, Dr Martin Gray and Dr Margarita Burmester, have extensive experience in Canada and the United States of America. They recognized the need to bring the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) standards of preventative medicine, through the AAP’s Bright Futures programme, to babies and children in the UK.

Martin and Margarita are passionate paediatricians who prioritise the well-being and prevention of illnesses in children. Their mission is to revolutionise child healthcare by shifting from reactive treatment to proactive screening and surveillance. They firmly believe that children’s screening and care should be delivered in a compassionate, child-friendly environment.

Many parents from North America, Northern Europe, and other regions with advanced healthcare systems expect regular, routine healthcare assessments for their families. Our aim is to provide this level of care to families in London and across the UK.

The Bright Futures Health platform is designed to connect you with independent paediatricians who deliver the highest quality of service to our children. We want to ensure that every visit to the paediatrician is an unforgettable experience for parents, families, and children.

“Once you experience an appointment with a Bright Futures paediatrician, you become part of the Bright Futures family. Our doctors are committed to staying connected with families, building a bond that will guarantee exceptional care.”

Margarita & Martin, Co-Founders of the Bright Futures Health platform.

Our Doctors

Dr Margarita Burmester

Dr Margarita Burmester is the lead consultant paediatric intensivist at Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats private and NHS patients.

Dr Martin Gray

Dr Martin Gray has been the lead consultant for the children’s high-dependency unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital since Autumn 2017.

Fees

What are our Doctors’ consultation fees?

The initial consultation and Well Child appointments last 45 minutes and cost £295

Follow-up Consultations either face-to-face, videoconference or teleconference consultations of 30
minutes cost £240

The vaccination consultation fee is £160

These fees are for the doctor’s consultation only.

What about tests and treatments?

At or following your child’s appointment, your child may need specific tests (throat or skin swabs, blood
tests, x-rays, audiology appointments), or you may receive treatments such as vaccinations.
The fees for these tests and treatments are not included in the consultation fees.
The fees for these tests or treatments will be charged to you separately by the hospital or diagnostic
centre concerned and not by us at Bright Futures. Any queries about these fees and treatments should
be addressed to the hospital or diagnostic clinic directly.

Additional Charges

  • Non-attendance of an appointment fee (without informing us within 24 hours): £110 charge to
    cover the clinical time lost
  • Miscellaneous services fees (free if in doctor’s consultation) £60
  • Issuing certificates
  • Writing letters
  • Prescription fee
  • Extra telephone calls
  • Email advice: £60 (most clinical queries to a consultant will require a consultation. Occasionally
    when a clinical email query to a consultant from a regular patient is deemed suitable for an email
    advice reply, then it will be chargeable)

If you are insured, these additional charges may not be covered by your health insurance company, you
will need to check this.

Do I need a referral?

Bright Futures Clinic requires completion of the Bright Futures Clinic registration form. On this form it
is necessary to indicate why you want your child to see one of our doctors. This is so we can tailor your
baby or child’s care prior to the appointment. We cannot confirm an appointment until the
registration form details have been completed.
Bright Futures Clinic does not require a referral from your GP, but some insurance companies require a
referral or have additional requirements – please check with your insurer.

What if I am self-paying?

You will receive an invoice via email from Bright Futures Clinic or Mediaccounts (our payments partners) so that you can pay by BACS or online, within one
or two weeks of the appointment.

What if I have insurance?

The Bright Futures Health platform has ensured that independent paediatricians on the platform are accredited with the insurance providers listed below:-

Your insurance company may authorise an appointment even if they are not listed above, but
you need to check before you attend the appointment

Before an appointment, please discuss any planned face-to-face, videoconference or
teleconference appointment with your insurance company, ensuring you have an up-to-date
authorisation number and pre-authorisation details.

All Bright Futures Health billing via insurance companies is looked after by Patient Billing (our payments partners), who will invoice your insurance company directly, and advise you of any excess payments
accordingly. If you have any payment queries, please call Patient Billing on 02071186222.

 

How do I contact you for further information?

If you have further questions about payment, please do not hesitate to contact Bright Futures by email on enquiries@brightfutures.health or telephone 0203 633 2915. Leave a message and you will be called back, the office is open on weekdays 9-5. Out of hours our switchboard can send you a booking link or take a message.