20 May 2013
Over a third of GPs have noticed an uptick of patients asking about self-pay treatments and private healthcare. It is thought this is due to increased waiting times in the NHS and the private sector's ability to provide treatments that may not be available through the NHS. However, there are a number of other benefits that Britons are realising as well.
In addition to greater access to treatment, self-pay benefits patients in a number of ways. It frees up capacity in the NHS and by accessing the private sector, patients can choose where and when they'll be treated.
Personalised care is another advantage of self-pay operations. Patients can choose their own doctor, and select when and where they will receive treatment, allowing them to select facilities near home, family and friends. This increased say allows patients to feel in control at a time when they may feel at their most vulnerable.
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Posted by Edward Bartel
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