myTribe and Practice Plus Group hospitals announce partnership

Consumer information website myTribe and affordable private hospital chain Practice Plus Group join forces in a new partnership aimed at helping people navigate the complicated world of private healthcare.
Business people celebrating successful partnership
Written by
Chris Steele
Published on
January 31, 2024
Updated on
February 14, 2024

myTribe, a consumer information website dedicated to private healthcare and insurance in the UK, exists to answer the public's many questions about private medical services. Frequently cited in the national press, myTribe is fast becoming the go-to destination for independent research, guides, and service reviews.

Meanwhile Practice Plus Group, named ‘Hospital Group of the Year’ by industry experts Laing Buisson, launched its Wellsoon brand last year aimed at offering fixed, transparent prices for surgery with no hidden extras.

The partnership means myTribe visitors who can’t or don’t want to use private medical insurance, for example because they need treatment for a pre-existing condition or their premiums have become too expensive, will be recommended to Practice Plus Group for operations such as hip and knee replacements, hernia repair and cataract surgery.  

Chris Steele, Founder and Editor of myTribe, said: “We've been actively looking for a partnership with a hospital group to provide our visitors with a pathway if insurance isn't viable. Millions of people are awaiting NHS treatment but, without insurance, need to know their options. We're delighted to have formed this partnership with a hospital group that offers speedy, high-quality surgery at reasonable prices.

“It's clear from Practice Plus Group’s extensive work for the NHS, CQC ratings, and patient testimonials that they are an outstanding group of independent hospitals that puts patients first, and we're pleased that we can signpost our visitors to them.” 

Jim Easton, Chief Executive of Practice Plus Group, said: “We share a common goal with myTribe which is to help people understand their healthcare options and make an informed decision. Around half of our private patients have never used private healthcare before and soon find that trying to compare options is overly complicated. MyTribe helps simplify the process as do we. Our affordable pricing doesn’t change depending on which surgeon you choose, where in the country you live, how many nights you stay in hospital or what follow-up care you need. The price we quote is the price you pay and you can’t get much simpler and easier than that.”

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Notes for editors

For more information please contact Abby Samuel, Head of Communications, Practice Plus Group: abby.samuel@practiceplusgroup.com; 07555 147760.

Or, Chris Steele, Founder and Editor of myTribe: chris@mytribeinsurance.co.uk; 07563 964412

About myTribe

myTribe is a consumer information website created to answer the public's questions about private healthcare and insurance in the UK. Created by a team of industry experts, it regularly undertakes research and produces guides to simplify the complexity often associated with private healthcare. 

With most of the British public unfamiliar with private healthcare but increasingly turning to it, myTribe's work helps people understand their options and plays a part in them making informed decisions. 

About Practice Plus Group

Practice Plus Group is a chain of independent hospitals treating both NHS and private patients.

Its self-pay brand, Wellsoon, offers high quality, affordable surgery in four to six weeks with transparent prices, no hidden extras, and at up to 30% less than other private hospitals.

It has a 100% ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Care Quality Commission rating across all of its hospitals and surgical centres, a consistent 100% ‘clean’ score for having no hospital-acquired infections, and scored the highest of all private hospitals in the most recent PLACE (Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment) assessments for cleanliness, condition, appearance and maintenance, and how well the needs of patients with dementia and disability are met.

Its patient-reported outcomes for hip and knee replacements are amongst the highest in the country.

In November 2023 Practice Plus Group was named ‘Hospital Group of the Year’ in the Laing Buisson Awards.