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Hospital Treatment - Why Go Private In The NHS?

Within NHS hospitals, there are 73 private patient units that you may wish to consider whether you have private medical insurance, or are paying directly for yourself.

The benefits of being treated privately within the NHS environment are generally seen as follows:


  • Confidence
    By having your private treatment in a hospital within the NHS, you can rest assured that there is a full range of general and specialist medical services on site - 24 hours a day. There will always be a doctor who can see you immediately in an emergency. You will have immediate access to any additional care which you might need, including a complete range of diagnostic facilities.
  • Teamwork
    Consultants who treat privately in NHS hospitals , are there because it is their work base and this is where they have built up a specialist team. There is always a back-up from a wide range of on-site expert care, including specialist nurses and therapists.
  • Low charges
    NHS prices are highly competitive. Recognised by all private health insurance companies, NHS private units can, in most cases, arrange for your account to be settled directly with them.
  • Supporting the NHS
    Income generated by services provided to Private Patients within NHS Hospitals, will go back into the hospital's general finances, to support improvement which benefit all patient s at the hospital.
  • Using medical insurance or paying for yourself"
    You can be treated privately within NHS hospitals whether you have private medical insurance, or are paying directly for yourself. Some policies restrict cover, whilst others restrict access to certain hospitals, so you need to be fully informed before you make you decision.


You can use our NHS Private Treatment Finder to locate a private healthcare facility in your area.


You can also view our Featured Private Patient Units In The NHS.


Need a quote for private treatment?

If you are looking for a quote for private treatment, you can complete the Private Hospital Treatment Enquiry Form. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a maximum of three private hospitals or private healthcare providers who partner with the Private Healthcare UK web site.