You’re not the only one looking into private healthcare options, but it can be hard to know where to begin.
We understand that making the move to private healthcare may seem daunting, confusing, and overwhelming, but this article is here to help.
Here at Pall Mall, we offer a wide range of private healthcare services, including:
- Private GP Appointments
- Private Prescriptions
- Private Contraception
- Private Medical Assessments
- Private Sick Notes
- And more!
Keep reading to find out more about private healthcare!
How does private healthcare work? A step-by-step guide
When comparing private healthcare to the NHS, you’ll soon discover the process isn’t that dissimilar.
However, there are some notable differences that make opting for private healthcare worth the price.
To start feeling like your best self sooner rather than later, follow this simple step-by-step process.
Book a GP appointment
We told you it was similar to the NHS!
However, when you opt for a private GP appointment at Pall Mall, you can choose an appointment length that suits your needs.
For example, we offer:
- 15-minute appointments
- 30-minute appointments
- 60-minute appointments
We understand that it can be hard to find the time to prioritise your health when you’ve got work, the kids, and general life admin to think about, which is why we offer different ways to talk to our GPs.
You can speak to them:
- Over the phone
- Face-to-face at one of our North West clinics
Sometimes, your health issues are so debilitating you can’t wait weeks to see a doctor like on the NHS.
Due to this, we offer our patients next day and even same-day private GP appointments with no waiting times!
Plus, we have evening appointment times and appointments on the weekend - so you can find the best appointment for your needs.
Here at Pall Mall, your health is our top priority.
So, if you’ve got a diagnosis you want a second opinion on or are fed up of being on a never-ending waiting list for a doctor’s referral, private healthcare can help you find answers quickly.
See the specialist consultant (if necessary)
If one of our consultants believes you need further testing or treatment for your diagnosis, they will arrange for you to see a specialist within minutes!
We have relationships with some of the best specialists in a variety of fields, so you can rest assured that you will still get the high level of care you deserve.
At this appointment, you will likely have further testing to get a more comprehensive understanding of your ailment, in order to have more information.
This way, we will be able to steer you in the right direction for potential prescriptions or surgeries.
Get your results
We understand that waiting for test results can make days seem like years.
Not only can it make your physical symptoms worse, but it can also be detrimental to your mental health.
We do our utmost to make sure we get your results over to you in a timely manner.
You can get these results either:
- Over the phone
Simply opt for whatever is best for you and your lifestyle.
Our private GPs will recommend the next best course of action for your ailment.
Whether that be a prescription for antibiotics or medication, more testing for a more accurate diagnosis, or organising surgery - we are with you every step of the way.
If you do get a prescription and your symptoms don’t get any better, private healthcare allows you to choose which GP you see.
This way, you can pick up right where you left off, and avoid re-explaining your situation to yet another doctor like on the NHS. Not only saving you time, but also emotional wellbeing.
Book your hospital appointment
If your GP has recommended you have surgery, you can book this with us.
We have our very own private hospital in Newton-le-Willows that has numerous state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you get the high-quality care you not only need, but deserve.
As it is CQC registered, you can rest assured that it’s a safe and relaxed environment where you will receive exceptional service.
Your private GP will arrange a hospital date that fits your lifestyle and also ensure you get an initial consultation.
Attend your surgery consultation
We understand that initial consultations for surgery can be anxiety-inducing.
Our doctors will make sure the environment is calm and welcoming, to make you as comfortable as possible.
We recommend that you come to your appointment with a range of questions about your surgery that you want to ask your consultant - in case your mind goes blank on the day!
You will also have any necessary testing so the surgeons have a complete understanding of:
- The state of your current health
- Your medical history
- If you need any specialist treatment after the procedure
Remember, this appointment is to give your surgeons all the information they require, and, ultimately, put your mind at ease.
Have your surgery
The day has finally arrived. From the very moment you step foot in our private Newton-le-Willows hospital, you will get exceptional service and the utmost care.
Our highly-experienced team of nurses and surgeons will ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.
You’ll get your very own private room with an en-suite that has a TV with Netflix already installed - so get your Netflix watch list ready.
We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as you do at your very own home, which is why our friendly staff are on hand for anything you may need.
Depending on your procedure, you may be able to go home the very same day.
We will provide you with everything you will need to have a smooth and easy recovery, plus we have a dedicated 24/7 post-surgery phone line in case you have any niggling doubts or concerns.
Just one of the many benefits of private healthcare.
Follow-up GP appointment
A few weeks after your surgery, we will ask you to come for a routine, follow-up private GP appointment.
This is to allow our doctors to make sure you are recovering as we would expect.
Hopefully, you will finally be starting to feel like your best self.
However, if you’re still not feeling 100%, let your dedicated GP know and we will endeavour to dig into the problem and the best course of action for you to feel better as soon as possible.
Now you know how private healthcare works, book your appointment with Pall Mall
When you’re not feeling well, you want to get answers fast.
Private healthcare can make this a reality.
This is why we offer GP appointments Monday-Saturday, from early in the morning to late in the evening, via a range of mediums. So you should be able to easily find a time that suits you and your lifestyle.
No matter whether you speak to one of our doctors in person or through other means, rest assured that you will always get outstanding service and exceptional care.
We have a wide range of private healthcare services, so whatever you need, we are here to help.
It’s time to make your health top priority.
Book your private GP appointment today to start feeling like your best self.
Please get in touch with our friendly team by:
- Phone us on 03300 27 26 51
- Fill out our online contact form
- Visit one of our clinics