Of course, beyond the competence of the health professional there are differences between the nature of private and public healthcare.
One of the biggest advantages with private care is the sheer convenience. A private doctor will not have a lengthy waiting list and very often you'll be able to see a doctor the same day you make an appointment. Also, private doctors tend to be free for consultation outside of normal working hours and they will be prepared to make home visits.
Not all medical services are available on the NHS. There are obviously various factors that determine what medical issue deserves public treatment and what doesn't, the most pressing being the financial factor. Private care isn't limited by a lack of finance and so can offer a wide range of medical services from a HIV test to travel vaccinations.
Another key difference is that as a private patient you have some degree of control over where you are treated and who treats you. Again, your choice isn't limited by financial or even geographical factors, there is no "post code lottery." Private care utilises the very latest, state of the art equipment, just like the NHS.
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By Paul Evans