There is much confusion among patients (and NHS staff) in the UK about whether patients can mix’n’match private medical care and NHS care. I have heard of patients being told (quite wrongly) that if they have something done privately then they won’t be able to have NHS treatment in future.

The simple fact is that patients can still use the NHS if they have had private treatment as long as they gain no advantage by doing so.

In other words you can’t get a private prescription for a drug not approved by the NHS and then expect the NHS to provide the drug.

But if you…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: