If you’re looking for a private GP in Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham or wherever you live, you could be doing just the right thing.
What is the difference?
One of the biggest advantages of care from a private clinic over NHS care in the UK is the waiting period. If you’re on an NHS waiting list, you can wait months for operations and treatments for serious illnesses simply because there isn’t enough resource to deal with the public’s health needs. However, if you opt for private health care from a private doctor, you will be seen far more quickly.
Also in relation to time, private GPs are not quite as restricted on time when you visit for health appointments, and so where NHS appointments are often rushed, private doctors have no such constraints on time which ensures that the patient feels that they have been fully assessed and all angles and issues have been discussed at length.
When it comes to money, private doctors don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot of money, because many people opt to have private health care paid for via health care insurance policies. More often than not, these kinds of policies will include a certain number of private GP appointments per year for you and your family.
With private doctors, your appointment is often more tailored to your individual needs. This means that generally, you’re able to see a private GP or specialist out of normal working hours, which can help to prevent disrupting your work and childcare arrangements.