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We made surgery easy with our step-by-step guide?

  • From booking to aftercare, we guide you through
  • We’re with you every step of the way
  • Self-pay surgery made easy
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Your step-by-step guide to self-pay healthcare

The self-pay private healthcare process is designed to be as smooth and patient-friendly as possible. From booking your appointment to aftercare, our step-by-step guide will take you through each stage of the self-pay surgery journey.

The first step on your self-pay journey is to book an appointment. The good news here is that you don’t always need a referral. Generally, if you are paying for your own treatment you can self-refer; this means you won’t necessarily need to make a GP appointment beforehand. You can ring our Private Patient Advisors on 0330 818 8945 to find out what your options are. Once your referral is dealt with, our friendly staff will book you in at the private hospital of your choice.

At Practice Plus Group, you have the option of choosing a surgeon. Once you’ve done this and your appointment is booked, it’s time for your initial consultation. This includes a nurse’s assessment and an X-ray (if required). The consultant will then talk you through the treatment options and indicate whether further tests are required. Your initial consultation costs just £95.

When your consultation is finished and your treatment has been agreed with your consultant, you’ll be booked in for surgery at a time and date that’s convenient for you. Depending on the type of treatment you need, from this point, the time until your actual surgery day will likely be between four and six weeks.

Payment needs to be made seven days prior to the start of your treatment. This can be made via credit or debit card, BACS, or through our finance partner Chrysalis. Finance options are available meaning you can spread the cost of treatment over time. These range from 12 months at 0% APR to longer-term options from 24-60 months at 14.9% APR.
We’re committed to honest pricing which means that the quote we give you for treatment is all inclusive. This includes prescriptions, aftercare, equipment used and any extra complications that may arise. Your fixed price treatment package includes prescriptions, aftercare, equipment used, and any extra complications that may arise.

In the days and weeks leading up to your surgery, it’s a good idea to do some preparation. You’ll likely need to think about travel arrangements to and from the hospital, turning your home into an environment that will help you recover, and packing a bag to take with you during your stay with us.

From losing weight before surgery to getting yourself into a good mental frame of mind, take a look at our preparing for surgery guide for more information.

Thanks to our commitment to continuity of high-quality care, you can rest assured that while you’re having your treatment, our friendly and experienced nursing team will be with you every step of the way. You’ll also enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities and ongoing excellent clinical outcomes.

Your aftercare is also included in the price of your treatment. So, any extra help you need during your recovery will be financially covered and tailored to your specific needs. You’ll be given a telephone number you can ring at any time, in case you have any concerns or questions after your surgery.

At Practice Plus Group, we practise the Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP). This is a modern, evidence-based approach that helps people recover quickly from major surgery, often returning home on the same day as their surgery. Your consultant will discuss with you whether you’re a suitable candidate for ERP.


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Knee surgery, Plymouth – leading an active life once again

Thanks for performing total knee replacement on me. Due to your excellent skills I am improving daily and leading an active life once again!
by Chris Roberts

Hip surgery, Shepton Mallet – we have saved £6,500

My wife had a total hip replacement yesterday at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet. They were absolutely brilliant and if like me you maybe needing surgery but on a long waiting list and considering going private, they are definitely worth getting a quote from. We have saved £6,500 by going to them and not another private hospital. Her consultation was 27th May, operation 13th June, home on 14th.
by Mr Antoniou,

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.

by Chris Longdon, Google

Hip surgery, Barlborough – I would recommend Practice Plus Group without a shadow of a doubt

I was particularly pleased with how well-mannered and attentive everyone was. I had my hip replacement operation at 11.30am and when I came out of surgery, a meal was waiting for me. I was told that if my blood test looked good and the surgeon was happy with me when he saw me at 5pm I could go home that night, and that’s what happened. It was seamless.
by Terence Watson

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.

by Susan Farmer

Cataract surgery, Gillingham – everyone very friendly

I went for my cataract assessment today and found everyone very friendly and I was put at ease about the procedure. I feel very relaxed to know that I’ll be in good hands when the time for my surgery arrives.
by Sandra Church, Google

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!

by Peter

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.

by Joy Lesley Wright

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.

by Paula Stubbs, Google

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