The National Health Service really is a national treasure, but in recent years has become more and more stretched due to funding cuts. Waiting times are increasing and you are never quite sure who you are going to see when you get there.
By going private, you can usually be seen in clinic within 1-2 weeks with flexible daytime and evening appointments. Scans and X-rays can often be performed on the same day and if you do need surgery this can usually be organised within a few weeks.
Every time you visit, you’ll only be seen by me, your consultant specialist. This allows me to get to know you, and allows for seamless continuity of care. New appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes allowing ample time for a detailed discussion and examination.
If you choose to self-pay for care you don’t have to wait for a GP’s referral, though a GP referral is preferred.