Avoid NHS waiting lists and be treated faster
Pre-Covid-19 waiting lists on the NHS for routine operations had been slowly improving over time, but an unfortunate side effect of the 2020 pandemic is that waiting lists for NHS operations have grown immeasurably, and the long term support demanded by many Covid-19 patients will likely only add to the pressure on the service.
Faster treatment and diagnosis
One of the biggest benefits of Private Health Insurance is the ability to bypass NHS waiting lists and be treated more quickly*. If you have comprehensive cover then you’ll benefit from not only being treated faster, but also from being diagnosed faster too. The best health insurance will cover almost everything following a GP referral.
*For all eligible conditions and treatments.
Have a private room while you’re in hospital
One of the biggest benefits of private medical insurance is access to private healthcare and hospitals in the UK. You’ll receive a private room where you can rest and recover, without any intrusions. Having a private room also means your visitors won’t disturb other patients when they come to see you.
Private health insurance gives you the option to stay in a private hospital or access a private patient unit with an NHS trust. If you’d prefer, you can opt to stay in an NHS hospital, with some insurers providing you with payments or incentives to do this.