Every day you read or hear horror stories in the press about the lack of NHS appointments. For this reason, you might consider seeing a private GP for your own peace of mind, but is it worth doing? The lack of GP appointments is frustrating and caused by a number of factors, with the arrival of Covid across the globe certainly not helping, but, frustratingly for the NHS, the number of missed appointments also plays a part. Seeing a private GP via mobile app If you have a private medical insurance policy, then you are likely to have access to…
5 important reasons to consider health insurance in 2022
5 important reasons to consider health insurance in 2022 NHS waiting times are increasing Although we are lucky in the UK to have the NHS, you cannot open a newspaper or watch the news without hearing about the crisis it is currently facing, leading to many people looking at health insurance in 2022. With the treatment of Covid patients playing a major part in extended waiting times, it has been inevitable that non-urgent surgery has had to take a back seat. If you buy even a basic health insurance policy, you have the peace of mind you will be…
Getting more from your health insurance
Want to get more out of your health insurance? Here’s how… When you take out private health insurance you have the option to add extras at a cost. These are things such as dental, optical or travel insurance, and a private GP service. If these are something you are interested in please read on. Private dental insurance: When choosing your private medical insurance policy, have you considered the benefits of opting for a policy which offers a level of cover for dental claims? This policy will allow you to cover the cost of some of your private dental fees and is…
Your New Year’s Health Resolution
We are lucky to have the NHS here in the UK and private medical insurance does not replace it. If you can afford it, then why not get yourself ahead of the queue. Take yourself out of the NHS system and free up the appointments for those people who cannot afford any alternative.
How much do Private GP appointments cost?
We have provided below a few examples of the current cost of a private GP appointment from clinics around the UK. These providers are open, honest and up-front about their charges. This makes it easy for a patient to decide whether they can afford a private GP appointment.
The in-depth guide to great mobile apps for healthcare
People who have private medical insurance can access remote consultations at the touch of a button. Whether you are insured as part of a company scheme or as an individual or family your policy could help you access speedy primary care.
Is NOW the time to use your PMI and really help the NHS?
Private medical insurance (PMI) can really come in to its own at this time when the NHS is under extreme pressure of unprecedented levels. The whole NHS system is doing an outstanding job of coping with an unknown demand and those of us who are fortunate enough to have access to PMI should now look at the help available for non-coronavirus medical conditions.
Are you at risk of getting Gout?
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Gout can result in sudden and severe pain in your joints (normally the big toe, fingers, wrists, elbows or knees. It can present with red, hot and swollen skin across the joint that has been affected.
How much does your GP charge for a medical report?
When you have been referred to a specialist for treatment your health insurance provider may require a GP report. This may be needed before you can go ahead with your treatment. The insurer is not being difficult or trying to avoid honouring your claim. They just need more details in relation to your condition and a reason why the referral has been made. Your insurance provider may need clarification as to the first time you had symptoms of the condition too. Did you realise that more often than not, your GP will charge for this service? You can choose to a…
Self-funding your private medical treatment?
The above gives you a good guideline of self-funding treatment costs and as you can see, it doesn’t come cheap. This is without looking at the costs of more serious and life threatening conditions. Just imagine the costs for covering heart, cancer and mental health conditions. The self-funding method can soon become unachievable for many people.