Miss Elaine Scott

Miss Elaine Scott

MB BS, MSc, MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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2 specialists

35 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Apart from her obvious expertise in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Miss Scott has a welcoming and kind bedside manner and you are made to feel comfortable straight away. Both me, my sister, and my teenage daughter see her, and we would highly recommend her.“
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Subspecialty

  • Obstetrics
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2924454
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    388 reviews

    About

    Miss Scott’s clinic hours are Monday to Friday 09.30 to 17.30, although occasional appointments outside these hours may be available. If trying to get the same day booking, please call and Miss Scott will always try to fit you in, if it is at all possible. Otherwise contact via email or telephone. 

    Miss Elaine Scott is an experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who was appointed to her Consultant post at the Royal Free, a well-known London teaching hospital, in 2000.

    Her interest is Obstetrics (pregnancy care including delivery), including high-risk pregnancy, having undertaken research into the causes of preterm delivery (leading to the award of her MD).

    Miss Scott chose to leave the NHS in 2017 in order to focus on her private practice, which she undertakes at the Portland Hospital. Her aim in her practice of both Obstetrics and Gynaecology is to provide high quality, individualised care for all patients. She tries to ensure that every woman, whom she cares for, has a full and clear understanding of her case, informed by evidence-based medicine. She believes that it is only by doing this, that each woman can make an informed decision about her care, in partnership with Miss Scott.

    Miss Scott understands that the most important outcomes for pregnant women are the safe delivery of a healthy baby and, of course, a healthy mother. She believes that good communication, a good rapport and informed choice are crucial, if women (and their partners) are to feel confident about their care. This is particularly important during pregnancy and delivery. In her private practice, many of her pregnant patients are normal, healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Her extensive obstetric and labour ward experience enables her to identify any potential problems early, so that she can manage them safely, whilst at the same time recognising that pregnancy and delivery are natural processes, in which normality should be promoted whenever appropriate and safe. She is happy to offer pre-pregnancy advice to any women who wish or need it.

    Miss Scott also undertakes a general gynaecological practice and deals with a variety of problems including menstrual irregularities, miscarriages including recurrent miscarriage, pre-conception advice, hormonal disturbances, contraception, hormone replacement therapy and the menopause. She strongly believes in preventative healthcare and is happy to do well-women check-ups, annual health checks including cervical smears and screening for sexually transmitted disease.

    Her 360-degree feedback (anonymised feedback collected from members of the team eg nurses, fellow doctors in her specialty, GP’s, theatre staff and patients, as part of the appraisal process) shows that she is well respected by and works well with her multi-disciplinary colleagues and that her patients have been extremely happy with their care. The grades given by her colleagues have declared her to be well above both the national and the speciality average for all of the criteria about her clinical practice.

    Whilst at the Royal Free, she undertook many senior leadership roles including Labour ward lead, Clinical governance lead, Risk management lead and Obstetric department lead. In addition, she was a College Tutor and responsible for overseeing the training of the junior doctors within the department. Miss Scott instigated and oversaw the development of a new delivery suite with home-from-home facilities and a midwifery-led unit. In addition, she also set up the first specialist joint renal/obstetric clinic at the Trust, in order to better care for pregnant women with transplants and renal problems. She was awarded the Fellowship to the RCOG for her work in 2006.

    Miss Scott trained and qualified as a doctor at University College Hospital. Her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology included working in a variety of other teachings/University hospitals, including the Chelsea and Westminster, St Marys Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s hospital in London, as well as Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Her research for her MD thesis was carried out at University College Hospital.

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    Medical procedures


    • Childbirth - normal vaginal delivery, assisted vaginal delivery, Caesarean Section
    • Well woman checks/cervical smears (including screening for high-risk wart virus subtypes)
    • Medical and surgical management of miscarriage
    • Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy 
    • Out patient endometrial biopsy
    • Removal of uterine and cervical polyps
    • Insertion and removal of intra-uterine contraceptive devices and intra-uterine systems eg Mirena
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    Special interests

    • Pre-conception counselling (pre-pregnancy planning and advice)
    • Pregnancy - both normal and high-risk pregnancies
    • Pregnancy after IVF/fertility treatment
    • Kidney/ urinary problems in pregnancy 
    • Medical disorders in pregnancy (usually managed in teamwork with the relevant physician)
    • Management of labour and childbirth (including Caesarean)
    • General gynaecology
    • Period problems (heavy, painful or irregular periods)
    • Bleeding between periods or after sexual intercourse
    • Contraception
    • Hormonal disturbances eg PCOS
    • Suspected vaginal infections
    • Screening for Sexually Transmitted diseases
    • Menopause
    • Post menopausal bleeding
    • Hormone replacement therapy. 
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    Education

    • MB BS - University of London - 1984
    • MD - University of London - 1991
    • MRCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 1993
    • MSc - Middlesex University - 2005
    • FRCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 2006
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Pregnancy
    6/78
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    2/78
    Coil insertion
    2/78
    Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    2/78
    Irregular Periods
    2/78
    Smear Test
    2/78
    Adenomyosis
    1/78
    Check up
    1/78
    Check up
    1/78
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    1/78
    Contraception advice
    1/78
    Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    1/78
    Ectopic pregnancy
    1/78
    Endometrial or Uterine Biopsy
    1/78
    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    1/78
    Menopause
    1/78
    Miscarriage
    1/78
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    Patient seen for:
    Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain) Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) Smear Test
    Apart from her obvious expertise in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Miss Scott has a welcoming and kind bedside manner and you are made to feel comfortable straight away. Both me, my sister, and my teenage daughter see her, and we would highly recommend her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    Dr Scott is very approachable, knowledgeable, professional and kind. She takes her time to know the patient, she’s very thorough and discusses in detail all aspects of care. I felt immediately comfortable with her and in good hands, overall excellent experience.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    I cannot recommend Elaine Scott highly enough. I had scheduled multiple Obstetrician appointments as it was advised that I should meet several, but the moment I met Miss Scott, I felt instantly that mine and the welfare of my baby were in the best possible hands and that I should look no further. My husband and I had been trying for a baby for 6 years, 4 of those with IVF. My medical notes were vast, from multiple clinics. Watching Miss Scott review these notes during our initial consultation, gleaning and understanding my medical journey within such a short time was so reassuring. I felt that I was been assessed thoroughly and as an individual not as simply a patient. I had complete confidence in her knowledge and professionalism from the outset. I had initially been under the care of the NHS but being an older first time Mum and having a precious IVF baby, for multiple reasons, at 38 weeks I decided to engage a private Obstetrician. My only regret is that I did not find Miss Scott sooner, being cared for by her earlier in my pregnancy would have been vastly beneficial. Even still, In such a short time, the level of trust and confidence my husband and I had in Miss Scott cannot be understated. Miss Scott has a fantastic approach to care, being decisive but patient and kind. She has a great sense of humour and put me at ease during some tense moments. She always took the time to consider my questions and requests, guiding me with total expertise on the best route for the safe delivery of our baby. I was particularly impressed with he postnatal care Miss Scott delivered. She came in to see me regularly after I had given birth including the day of my hospital discharge, despite it being her day off and she and her assistant still check on my welfare now. I also noticed the level of respect the midwives and other hospital care providers had for Miss Scott who is clearly a valued and highly regarded industry professional. I feel so fortunate to have found Miss Scott and would even go as far as to say I enjoyed the delivery of my baby under her supervision. She is an exceptional Obstetrician and I will be eternally grateful for help and support in the perfect delivery of our baby boy.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    Elaine Scott is an exceptional Obstetrician. You go to her if you want exemplary care and will only settle for the best. When choosing an Obstetrician you are often advised to meet with several before making your decision, however after meeting Elaine we looked no further, we had found the best. My husband and I were incredibly impressed with Elaine from the outset. My history was not straightforward and our hour long first appointment inevitably ran over, but at no point did we feel we were being rushed or shoehorned in, Elaine took all the time needed. Furthermore, it was immediately apparent that Elaine is meticulous and that she had read all of the information that we had provided to her prior to this consultation. Therefore, when we sat down with her on that first consultation, she knew exactly who we were, what our journey to her had been and what she needed further clarification on, or discussing further to complete her picture of us to her exacting standards. This is not something to be taken for granted, and having sat before many consultants in my time, I am a lot more used to finding that you are lucky if the consultant has read your file before they sit down with you, let alone know your name! Consequently, we left Elaine's office feeling filled with confidence that my miracle pregnancy was going well and we were in the best possible hands. This became even more crucial for us as time progressed, as just days after meeting Elaine we were given the devastating news that my husband had cancer. We would find ourselves running from one pregnancy related appointment to one cancer related one, often arriving at Elaine's office physically and emotionally spent. However, within her walls we were safe and it was clear that Elaine cared deeply, not only for my welfare, but also for that of my husbands. Elaine did everything she possibly could to look after us both, going above and beyond, and with the amazing support of her PA, Pinar, we never had to worry about anything; all appointments, scans etc were all coordinated for us and rearranged if necessary, relieving a great deal of stress. What Elaine will also do is only work with those that match her skill and professionalism, so you know without doubt that the team that she surrounds herself with, and anyone she might refer you to see, will show you the same level of care and attention towards you that she would. Elaine also has a great sense of humour and we had many much-needed laughs with her throughout, we cannot thank her enough for all that she did for us and our daughter and cannot recommend her highly enough.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irregular Periods Coil insertion Endometrial or Uterine Biopsy Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) Menopause Smear Test
    My experience was excellent- Miss Scott is professional and thorough and I felt fully informed at all times. She made me feel at ease and provided me with detailed medical information and advice. Communication was exceptionally efficient with both Miss Scott and administrative staff. Feedback from tests was timely and advice was easy to follow. All staff were friendly and caring and I was made to feel comfortable during procedures. Highly recommend.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    Top notch care & communication in a very timely &a personal manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Miss Scott made me feel extremely comfortable and clearly explains everything step by step. She makes the entire process from arriving, any examinations, and check ups as comfortable as possible and her knowledge and expertise makes me feel so confident in what’s being done.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    Miss Scott and her team go far and beyond to ensure the patient has an extraordinary pregnancy and birth experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I had great experience with Miss Scott for my first pregnancy. Initially I thought myself was a low risk patient and even doubted whether I should just opt for a mid wife or a consultant, but it turns out it's a great choice to have Miss Scott as my obstetrician. I was half-way into normal delivery and an emergency situation occurred. Miss Scott took very decision decisions and in the end I went through emergency c-section with both mom and baby safe and healthy. At first I didn't even think I would need c-section but Miss Scott insisted walking me through and explaining everything I needed to know beforehand in case of any emergency situation. She was very thorough and patient. In the end it all paid off - the operation went through smoothly with no delay, and I didn't panic at all. In addition, she always double and tripple checked on things to ensure no risk factor was ignored. We absolutely love this altitude. I feel like I can trust her and everything is totally under control. She is also friendly and empathetic, making you feel comfortable all the time.
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    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    Miss scott is wonderful women I’m happy to She was delivered me if I have another pregnant I would like to her delivering me again
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Dr Scott was amazing. She didn’t pull any punches, didn’t beat around the bush... in sum, she spoke my language! When discussing health care I don’t want things sugar coated, I want things as they are and that was Dr Scott 100%. She made me laugh throughout the entire process (not easy given my needle phobia) and did an amazing job repairing a weird c-section scar while delivering this baby. She was incredibly easy to talk to and made me so relaxed because I knew everything was under control.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    My partner and I had a great experience with Miss Scott as our obstetrician for my first pregnancy. Miss Scott was incredibly thorough and clear, and always made sure that we felt comfortable and that all of our questions were answered, every step of the way. Miss Scott always made us feel prioritised and important. Pinar & Ela were also great - they always responded to emails quickly, organised everything in an efficient manner and ensured things ran smoothly on all fronts. Thanks for being such a great team!
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    Miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy
    Elaine Scott showed me genuine care, comparison and displayed unwavering professionalism and competence as a world-class specialist in women’s healthcare. After my experience with Dr. Scott I have been left with a deep trust and respect for this incredible woman. After having an ectopic pregnancy misdiagnosed three times in my country of residence in the Middle East, I was on a break in London away from my family and booked in to see Dr. Scott for a check-up and confirmation that I did in fact have a miscarriage. From the moment I met her she was deeply empathetic, personal and caring by nature. She was extensive and thorough in her assessment of me, double-checking her initial scan with a specialist, and talked me through providing a detailed history of my medical background. When she explained to me that my misdiagnosed miscarriage was actually an ectopic pregnancy and that I needed emergency surgery for risk of fatal haemorrhage, she held me by the arms, gave me clear and exact instructions on what needed to happen next, and she took charge. She coordinated the surgery, an anaesthetist, a laparoscopic surgeon, accommodation, the hospital and transport on the phone right then with me in the office as a grappled with the news. Elaine Scott is an exceptional person and outstanding medical professional. I owe her my life. She has completely changed my expectations of what health care can and should be.
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    Perfect, feeling doctor! One of the best i have ever mate in my life! Thank you very much
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very good. Dr Scott takes the time to explain issues or to provide background understanding in respect of any issues
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Check up
    Very thorough in her evaluation and descriptive with her explanations
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Contraception advice
    Everything was perfect.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irregular Periods
    You fill you can trust her. Explains things great. Comfortable atmosphere. I would say relaxing in the end.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Ms Scott was very considerate at all times, she took time explaining everything during the appointment. She called me back to discuss the results of my blood tests and to give me some advise on how to improve two parameters that were not optimum. I recommend her services to all my friends.
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    (5/5)
    Very thorough consultation and took the time to go through all history and considerations for future management. Was very informative so very worth while appointment for us.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Dr Victoria Swale
    Dr Victoria Swale
    Dermatology

    09-10-2020

    Miss Elaine Scott is a thoroughly professional and very caring specialist, highly expert and experienced in gynaecology and obstetrics. I trust her implicitly.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For procedures: Antenatal Education, Early pregnancy care, Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Pranav Pandya
    Mr Pranav Pandya
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    06-08-2020

    Elaine is a dedicated clinician committed to providing the highest standard of care to her patients. I have been fortunate to be involved in managing some patients under the care of Elaine. The patients respect her and I appreciate working with her. She is knowledgable, caring and compassionate. I highly recommend Elaine as an excellent obstetrician.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Miscarriage, Early Pregnancy, Multiple (twin) Birth, Pregnancy Symptoms, Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy
    For procedures: Early pregnancy care, Private Maternity, Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery), Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery), C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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