Get NHS surgery sooner with these 4 tips. Why wait longer than you need to?
The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant treatments is 18 weeks, and from what we have learned from our clients, sometimes they where forced to endure pain and possible disability by increasing NHS waiting times for routine surgeries. With a little proactive thinking and determination, it is possible to get NHS surgery sooner with these 4 tips well within the 18-week maximum period. If your loved one or yourself are in pain, your wait for treatment is unacceptable for you and it is affecting your everyday activities, read on and discover how you could get required tretment sooner…
1. When you are choosing where you might receive treatment do not forget that your allowed to receive NHS refunded treatment abroad. Always research waiting times for your treatment in your local hospital and compere them to waiting time in private clinics abroad. You can do this by checking NHS hospital websites – many update their waiting times at least weekly, private hospitals can provide treatment within 1-2 weeks from initial contact or once you obtained NHS permission to receive refunded private treatment abroad.
2. If you have are on waiting list for surgery, your entitled for NHS funded private treatment abroad. Sometimes operations are postponed by the NHS. If this happens due to non clinical reasons, you should be offered another date within 28 days. These rights may not be applied if your operation is cancelled before your admission date. If the NHS cancellation means you are waiting for longer, you can ask the NHS to allow you to travel abroad and receive NHS refunded treatment. In order to access this option you will need to contact us and we will be able to get you NHS permission to travel abroad and receive NHS refunded treatment. This process usually takes between 4-6 weeks.
3. Waiting times to confirm diagnose can be longer than 18 weeks. We can arrange you pre-surgery consultation in the UK or a one or two day trip to one of our partner clinics, where you will get necessary diagnostic and consultation and possible tretment plan. This information will be used to receive NHS permission to travel abroad for NHS refunded treatment.
4. You can use your private doctors medical report to access NHS funded treatment. You still will have to travel and treatment will be considerably lower after NHS refund process if finished.
We offer urgent and non-urgent NHS refunded treatments well within the recommended 18 weeks at our various treatment centres across the Europe. We enable you to have your surgery quicker than the NHS 18 weeks.