Too many patients are still waiting over 18 weeks for treatment

According to figures in Health Insurance and Protection, at the end of November 2019, 84.4% of patients had been waiting less than 18 weeks from referral to treatment for elective procedures – well below the 92% target.

This is a huge concern for us at A-Plan and for us the need to look at private medical insurance is greater than ever.

According to figures from the NHS almost 70,000 patients are waiting over the 18-week period, which is a target that currently isn’t being met, and hasn’t been since February 2016.

Ian Sawyer, Commercial Director of A-Plan Life and Health says, “The latest waiting time updates from the NHS make for a terrifying read. When you or your family need medical care the last thing you want is an uncertain wait, which may well exacerbate your condition. With private medical insurance you can skip the queues for you and your family, making sure you get the expert care that you need when you need it most. Our team are experts at getting a policy that is right for you with access to private hospitals close to your home.”

Private Medical Insurance can often be more affordable than you think and a conversation with a trained advisor can help point you in the right direction.

Call us now on 0800 172 172 or get a FREE quote using this form. We look forward to hearing from you.