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Patient education and advice

At Private Healthcare UK, our aim is to "help you make the right choice" by providing information about the range of treatments and services available in the private sector. But it is not just about what it costs, and where you can go private. Our patient advice area provides medical advice and general information about operations and procedures and the diseases and medical conditions that are being treated. We also have many useful guides to various aspects of private treatment including a Guide to Going Private and  Questions to ask your doctor before an operation.

Patient education and advice

  • patient in hospital bed attended by nurse Patient storiesIf you are considering private treatment in the UK then read about other people's experiences of their private treatment. Choose a treatment area to read patient stories relevant to you.
  • Private surgery  - laser operation Operations and proceduresIf you are considering a private operation, you need to understand what is involved, the risks and the recovery time. Our advice pages are written for non-medical laypersons and are drawn from...
  • medical opinion over the Internet Medical opinion servicesConsultants, specialists, private doctors and GPs are beginning to explore the potential of the Web to answer your medical questions by providing medical opinions and advice as online doctors. The...
  • Operation video Video webcasts of live surgery from OR-Live : Browse the archiveThrough our partnership with OR-live.com, the leaders in healthcare webcasting, we provide access to live webcasts of operations being carried out to treat a variety of medical conditions at leading...
  • Patient support phone line Directory of UK patient support and self help groupsWe provide a searchable database of over 1,500 self help organisations and patient support groups across the UK that provide help, guidance and advice to patients, carers and their relatives.
  • Patient and visitor Diseases and conditionsIt's important that patients understand as much about their disease or medical condition as possible. Our imedical advice on diseases and conditions has been written by Dr Tim Kenny who has had 10...
  • Teeth whitening clinics – are they safe? Articles and featuresOur articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.
  • Dentistry abroad guide - dentist and patient Useful guides to private treatmentOur online guides are written by specialist writers on private healthcare services and treatment.
  • Hernia surgery Medico legal experts and law firmsSearchable directories of medico legal experts and law firms in the UK.