In the UK we’re fortunate to receive free medical treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), so it begs the question: why would anyone pay for private healthcare if it’s already publicly available?
It largely comes down to personal preference – however, there are some significant benefits to taking out private health insurance. These include:
To find out more about the benefits of private medical insurance, read our Guide to health insurance.
Private health cover may not be right for everyone. For example, you may not want to pay for private medical insurance if:
Private health insurance is a great way to supplement the care offered on the NHS. If you want more control and choice over your healthcare – with the best possible treatment, at a time that suits you – private health insurance could be right for you.
We know insurance isn’t always the easiest subject to understand, so we’ve produced a range of helpful, plain English guides to clear up any confusion and answer your questions. Choose a guide from the list below to find out more about private medical insurance.
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