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Private hospitals : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Growth of NHS negligence claims pushing patients towards private care? NHS logoThe growth of patients opting to have healthcare from private organisations has seen a rapid increase. A large proportion of the shift can be traced back to delayed or denied treatments by the NHS,...
  • Soak up the sun to help avoid vitamin D deficiency Soak up the sun to help avoid vitamin D deficiencyA recent survey in the UK showed that more than 50% of adults are thought to have insufficient levels of vitamin D and, during winter and spring, 16% have a severe deficiency. The survey also showed...
  • UK Hospitals – How do they compare? Doctors in group with x raySince April 2008, NHS patients in England have had the right to choose where and when they receive non-urgent treatment. Under the scheme, you should be given a choice of at least four hospitals or...
  • How to access private medicine pillsMore and more people are switching to private medicine. In doing so they can receive a better standard of service and avoid the lengthy waiting lists of the NHS. This article is written by Jackie...
  • The cost of private operations The cost of private operationsThere are many good reasons to go private. It saves potentially long delays on NHS waiting lists and can ensure a high standard of service during your treatment. This article is written by Jackie...
  • Finding a private hospital consultant Hospital consultantOnce you decide to go private you have a choice about which hospital consultant you want to see. Unlike many NHS patients, you will be seen by the same doctor throughout your consultation,...
  • How to complain about private treatment How to complain about private treatmentEach year, more than a million people are treated in the UK's private hospitals. The majority of them will be completely satisfied. However, sometimes things do go wrong and you may want to make a...