Private GP Services
Private GP Services are all about getting you in front of a medical professional as quickly and efficiently as possible, at a time and place to suit you, by avoiding lengthy NHS waiting lists.
How Does A Private GP Work?
The benefits you should expect
How your private GP works will depend on your provider, and their individual limits/services and structure.
Here are just a few examples of the fantastic services offered by our Private GP providers!;
Anytime HealthLine, around the clock health information and nurse advice. If needed, one of their GPs will call you back within the hour for an over the phone consultation.
Private GP video consultation within 48 hours, including evenings and Saturdays. If they can diagnose you, they can issue private prescriptions, refer you for minor diagnostic tests or to a consultant.
Prescriptions to your front door, office or local pharmacy. Choose next day delivery UK-wide, or same day delivery if you’re in London. They’ll even get it to you when you’re abroad.
Either the same or next day blood tests results. A doctor will then call you to explain the results and advise you on the best course of action.
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We need about 10 minutes of your time to really understand what you are looking for and then we can personalise our recommendations. There’s no obligation and it’s completely free.
What’s The Difference Between A Private GP and an NHS GP?
Choice Of GP
Private surgeries often have a team of GPs and a choice as to who you see. Excellent if you might prefer to see specifically a male or female doctor, or one who is familiar with your medical history and whom you feel comfortable with.
NHS GP appointments are usually based on what is immediately available, regardless of time or doctor, meaning that if you’d like to see a specific GP this could leave you a lengthy waiting time for an available slot.
Private GP services allow for longer appointment times, so that your conditions can be fully explored, understood and managed, allowing a further quality of care.
NHS GP appointments are renowned for being untimely, constantly running over, being cut short and for giving an overall feeling of being an extremely rushed and impersonal service.
Often, we avoid seeing our GP through embarrassment regarding a sensitive condition, however most people feel that a private surgery is more discrete, with much less risk of being seen in the waiting room.
NHS surgeries often have very busy waiting areas. Not only does this now allow for any privacy, it can often lead to patients contracting illnesses from each other, which can lead to a worsened condition.
Any test or results are handled quickly in the private sector and patients can usually access their results within a matter of days.
Tests taken through the NHS can take up to 6 weeks to return, with some patients waiting up to two months for their results.
Often private GP’s are available to see their clients within a week, some offering appointments as soon as the next day.
NHS appointment waiting times are currently averaging at 2 weeks, however, are predicted to rise to 3 weeks as a standard by 2020.