At Care UK we pride ourselves on being champions of patient choice. Providing speedy, flexible access to outstanding hospital treatment, which enables people to live life to the full, is our priority. In addition to our longstanding NHS services, we also offer a Self Pay option from our treatment centres to help patients receive the surgery they need when they are unable, or choose not to access NHS-funded care.
While paying for your own treatment is nothing new, we believe that we are delivering the biggest step change in self pay for many years; by offering patients the opportunity to access high quality treatment, at a time to suit them, for significantly less than the prices usually associated with private surgery. There is also no need for patients to have private medical insurance.
We have achieved this breakthrough thanks to a number of factors, but namely our focus on clinical quality and patient outcomes over the costly ‘extras’ offered by other private providers. This means we are able to deliver excellent treatment at unrivalled prices, while also ensuring that there is no detriment to the service our NHS patients receive. Care UK’s salaried consultants do not receive a fee for treating patients on a self pay basis, which also sets us apart from other providers.
Our prices can be up to 30% lower than those of other private providers, making private hospital treatment more accessible than ever and relieving pressure on CCGs whose waiting lists continue to grow.
To refer your patient to us on a self pay basis, all you need to do is provide them with an open referral letter. This should include details of the treatment they need and a patient summary. Find out more about how to refer your patients to Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.
To check whether they are suitable for treatment with us, please refer to our referral criteria below.
In order to be referred to us for treatment, the patient must:
Patients with sickle cell anaemia will be assessed on an individual basis.
As long as the condition is managed, and the patient is stable upon admission for treatment, we can accept patients with:
Our acceptance criteria may also change, depending on current guidelines and our ability to safety treat certain patients; please check with us if you have a patient on the cusp of any criteria above.
If you have any questions please contact your dedicated GP Practice Liaison on 0330 135 8016.