While the NHS offers an amazing service, it is under-resourced, so there can be long waits to see a GP or specialists. If your budget allows it, you can seek a private healthcare service, however, we would strongly recommend that you ask your GP to recommend a service and refer you to them.
We want to emphasise that you shouldn’t have to pay for private healthcare if you’re having a problem with an NHS service. As the NHS comes under increasing pressure, more mistakes are made, but there are systems in place to try to put things right. We recommend you see our guidance below about complaints.
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