We can all agree our NHS service is fantastic, available to UK residents completely free of charge. However, the waiting time for diagnostic testing and treatment is huge not to mention frustrating.
According to the NHS website the maximum waiting time for non-urgent, consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks – this is from the day your appointment is booked through the NHS e-Referral Service, or when you receive your referral letter from the hospital or service. Statistics also from NHS England showed a staggering 4.59 million people at the end January 2021 were waiting to start treatment.
Whilst private healthcare requires additional payment it does have its benefits:
- Shorter waiting times and speedier service
- Faster treatment
- Access to highly qualified GP’s and consultants
- More control of your treatment options not available on the NHS
- Longer consultations, leading to better understanding
To learn more about the best private health cover, what they offer and how we can tailor the options to suit your needs book a free consultation with one of our friendly team. Call us on 01244 319962.