At Practice Plus we offer high quality, consultant-delivered care to suit you. With expert surgeons and state of the art facilities, you’ll get the treatment you need at honest and transparent prices.
We charge less than other private hospitals – take a look at our private surgery costs.
What is self-pay private healthcare?
Put simply, self-pay healthcare is having a procedure that you’re paying for. This is opposed to covering the cost of treatment via an insurance policy or using NHS services. Self-pay at Practice Plus Group can be done on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Who can choose self-pay healthcare options?
Whether it’s for a consultation, diagnostic imaging, treatment or surgical procedures, the self-pay option is available to anyone who can cover the cost of private surgery themselves.
Hear from patients who have gotten their lives back following fast access to surgery.
More about self-pay healthcare
When to pay for yourself
There are a handful of reasons as to why you might want to pay for yourself. These include:
- Rapid access to treatment
- Ability to choose your own hospital for treatment
- Ability to choose the consultant for your treatment
- Ability to choose when to receive your treatment
- If the treatment you need isn’t available on the NHS.
Self-pay v health insurance – which is best for me?
The answer to this question will depend on a few different factors. While the self-pay option could be more suitable for patients needing one-off treatments, medical insurance is good for those requiring regular access to healthcare. It should also be noted that the majority of private health insurance policies won’t cover pre-existing conditions. You’ll also have to consider your current financial situation, along with the type of healthcare you need.
Is self-pay cheaper than insurance?
The answer depends entirely on individual circumstances. These include the type of procedure you need, the insurance provider and whether you’re able to cover the cost of your treatment.
The benefits of pay-as-you-go healthcare
If you need to access healthcare, you may already be asking the question: why pay for yourself? The NHS v private healthcare debate is always a hotly contested topic, but with the NHS under more strain than ever before, it’s now more relevant than ever. At a time when NHS waiting lists have reached record highs, one of the main benefits of private healthcare is the speed of access. It takes as little as a week to get an appointment, and if treatment is needed, we aim to have you booked in within four weeks of your consultation. You will also benefit from the expertise of a dedicated consultant who will be with you on every step of your journey.
Other benefits of paying for your own treatment include the ability to choose which consultant you have, and the hospital in which to have your treatment.
“Not only was it considerably cheaper than traditional private hospitals, the CQC rating gave me the reassurance that I could expect high standards of care.”
Wellsoon self-pay surgery
Choose Wellsoon self-pay surgery from Practice Plus Group. With no hidden costs, you’ll pay less than you might think and be back to your best sooner than you thought.
- Surgery in 4 to 6 weeks
- No hidden costs
- Flexible finance options
Our transparent pricing vs. competitors
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Our transparent pricing includes: pre-operative assessment, surgery, staying in hospital, prescriptions, equipment and any follow up appointments including physiotherapy.
Self-pay healthcare FAQs
Not quite found the information you’re looking for? Our FAQs might be able to help!
According to recent reports and analysis, Practice Plus Group’s fixed prices for treatments are up to 30% cheaper than competitors*. The results are based on the guide prices for Circle Health, Nuffield, Ramsey and Spire.
*Based on current cataract prices
The answer depends entirely on your personal circumstances. You’ll need to decide whether your condition is worth the potential NHS waiting list. You’ll also need to consider whether you can afford to cover the cost of private treatment. At Practice Plus Group, our private healthcare offers comfort, commitment and expert opinion and attention throughout your treatment journey.
Accessing private healthcare is easy at Practice Plus Group. On most occasions, you won’t actually need to see your GP. Simply call our Private Patient Contact centre on 0333 060 4569 and we can take it from there.
Yes, and on most occasions you won’t actually need to see your GP. For private treatment enquiries call us on 0333 060 4569.
Yes and no. If you’ve had scans at NHS units within a certain timeframe, the attached report can be used. If you’ve had an NHS consultation but don’t want to observe the waiting list, you can switch to Practice Plus Group healthcare. This must be done within three months of your NHS consultation.
You cannot, however, have an initial consultation with Practice Plus Group and then switch to an NHS pathway. You will still be required to get an NHS referral from your GP.
At Practice Plus Group, our finance options are available through Chrysalis, our finance partner. Finance is available over 12 months 0% or longer-term options available from 36-60 months 14.9% APR.
If you’re paying for yourself, payment must be made seven days prior to the start of your treatment. This can be done via credit, debit card or BACS.
With the finance payment option available, you can spread the cost of your treatment using our interest free and low APR finance options. This can be arranged in advance.
Finance is available over 12 months 0% or longer-term options available from 24-60 months 14.9% APR.
If you’re paying for yourself, you’ll need to pay for your treatment seven days prior.
- the highest quality care
- a pre-operative nurse review
- prescriptions, dressings and equipment
- any overnight stay in hospital required
- physiotherapy, pathology and histology needed whilst admitted
- any post-operative appointments required
- a named consultant from start to finish
It may not include:
- diagnostic imaging (if required)
- any hidden extra costs
Our step-by-step guide will take you through all the stages of your self-pay healthcare journey.
The average waiting time for private patients is 4-6 weeks. Find out which locations are near to you.
Why choose Practice Plus Group?
- £95 for an initial appointment including X-rays and blood tests. Low cost access to our experienced consultants.
- Affordable package price surgery. No hidden costs, the price you are quoted will be the price you pay.
- Shorter waiting times. You can have your initial consultation within a week, and surgery around 4 weeks later.
- Dedicated customer care. Our responsive customer care team are here for you when you need us…by phone, email or web chat.
- Feel better faster. Individual medical treatment and care tailored to your needs – our Practice Plus Group clinical teams will have you back on your feet in no time.
- Other ways to pay. Aside from paying for yourself, you can also pay via finance or through your insurance provider if cover is offered. Finance through Chrysalis, our partner, is available over 12 months at 0%, or longer-term options are available from 24-60 months with 14.9% APR.
Treatments and prices
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What our patients are saying
Knee surgery, Plymouth – leading an active life once again
Hip surgery, Shepton Mallet – we have saved £6,500
Cataract surgery, Devizes – cannot fault the care and attention
My wife recently had a cataract operation here and cannot fault the care and attention given to her by all the staff involved.
Hip surgery, Barlborough – I would recommend Practice Plus Group without a shadow of a doubt
Knee replacement, Southampton – absolutely wonderful
I had a knee replacement in May 2022. I have to say that all of the staff from the consultant, the nursing staff and the entire team were absolutely wonderful.
Cataract surgery, Gillingham – everyone very friendly
Hip surgery, Barlborough – aftercare was brilliant!
I went in for my new hip and was out within 3 days! The aftercare was also brilliant – 10/10!
Knee surgery, Barlborough – amazing facility
This was my 2nd time as an inpatient at Barlborough for knee replacement surgery and in my opinion you couldn’t have this surgery at a better place. It is truly outstanding.
Cataract surgery, Portsmouth – exceedingly courteous and helpful
Appointments staff exceedingly courteous and helpful getting both my elderly parents booked in for appointments on the same day and directly after each other, for eye surgery.
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