Our private surgery waiting times in the UK

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Private hospital waiting times near you

From your initial outpatient appointment to having your procedure, the expected private patient wait time at Practice Plus Group is around 4-6 weeks.

If you need surgery, it’s likely that one of the most important questions you have is how long you’ll have to wait. Private surgery waiting times are generally measured in weeks rather than months or even years! Whether you’re paying for yourself or have private medical insurance, with Wellsoon private surgery from Practice Plus Group you could be back doing what you love in no time.

Please see below table containing the current waiting times for each treatment offered by Practice Plus Group hospitals around England.

Explore the costs of private hip surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Rochdale and Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private knee surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Rochdale and Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private eye surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private ENT surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Rochdale and Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private general surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Rochdale and Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private shoulder and elbow surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Barlborough 4-6 weeks
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Gillingham 4-6 weeks
Ilford 4-6 weeks
Plymouth 4-6 weeks
Shepton Mallet 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private foot and ankle surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Locations Waiting time*
All locations (excluding Rochdale and Buckinghamshire) 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Shepton Mallet 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks
St Mary's Portsmouth 4-6 weeks

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Waiting time*
Barlborough TBD weeks

Explore the costs of private oral surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private spinal surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Barlborough 4-6 weeks
Gillingham 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private endoscopy through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Gillingham 4-6 weeks
Ilford 4-6 weeks
Plymouth 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks
St Mary's Portsmouth 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private gynaecology surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Shepton Mallet 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private urology surgery and treatments through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
Devizes 4-6 weeks
Emersons Green 4-6 weeks
Shepton Mallet 4-6 weeks
Southampton 4-6 weeks
St Mary's Portsmouth 4-6 weeks

Explore the costs of private diagnostic imaging through self-pay and insured routes.


Location Waiting time*
All locations (excluding St Mary's Portsmouth and Rochdale) 4-6 weeks

*Waiting times are subject to change. T&Cs apply

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
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To chat about Wellsoon self-pay surgery options, call our Private Patient Advisors today, on 0330 818 8945. Alternatively, you can email us on privatepatient@practiceplusgroup.com

How long do you have to wait for private surgery with Practice Plus Group?

Depending on the type of surgery you need, the maximum wait time for your procedure should be six weeks following your initial consultation.

For more information on treatment-specific waiting times, please take a look at the guides below:

NHS surgery waiting times vs private hospital waiting times

One of the main benefits of private healthcare is the shorter waiting times compared to the NHS. Depending on the type of treatment needed and location in the UK, some NHS patients can wait years before they’re seen. The current NHS waiting times are available on the dedicated waiting list tracker on the My Planned Care website. This allows you to search waiting times by treatment and region. For more information on having your NHS surgery sooner, take a look at our blog.

How do I find out where I am on the NHS waiting list?

The My Planned Care website features a tool that allows you to search the latest NHS waiting lists by UK location. There is also a dedicated NHS waiting list tracker that offers up-to-date information on regional waiting lists around England.

Reduce waiting time for your treatment

One of the main benefits of private healthcare is the shorter waiting times. We aim to offer treatment for all of our patients between four and six weeks after their initial appointment.

The benefits don’t stop there. At Practice Plus Group, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in one of 10 locations spread across the UK. Our approach to healthcare is consultant led and all of our specialists boast a wealth of medical knowledge. Our friendly and attentive nursing teams will support you from the moment you step through our doors.

To get started and book your initial consultation with us, don’t wait! You can either call us on 0330 173 2860 or submit a booking enquiry using the form below.

Private healthcare waiting times FAQs

If you haven’t found the information you’re looking for, the waiting time FAQs below might be able to help.

In a word: yes. One of the main reasons people opt for private healthcare over the NHS is the shorter waiting times.

One of the most effective ways of getting your surgery faster in the UK is to research hospital locations. It’s possible that the most convenient hospital for you has longer waiting times than others further afield. Because of this, you should be prepared to travel for your treatment.

This depends on the private healthcare provider. At Practice Plus Group, the average wait time for treatment following your initial consultation is between four and six weeks.

At Practice Plus Group, the average wait time for treatment following your initial consultation is between four and six weeks.

Get in touch

The waiting times cover the period between consultation and actual procedure. They will vary according to the provider and where you live and they are subject to change.

Any surgery first requires an initial consultation booking. Initial consultations must be booked via the Private Patient Contact Centre by emailing us directly at privatepatient@practiceplusgroup.com or by calling 0330 053 6441. The availability to book an initial consultation is based on criteria which will be discussed before booking.

If you have had an initial consultation via the NHS at a Practice Plus Group Hospital or Surgical Centre, and you wish to switch to self-pay, the new waiting time will begin on the day you confirm you would like to switch, providing no further initial consultation is required. If another consultation is required, it will begin on the day the latter consultation takes place.

An initial consultation does not guarantee that surgery will be available or possible. Suitability for surgical surgery is assessed at the initial consultation.

If you are consented for two or more surgeries during an initial consultation, the waiting time will only apply to the surgery which is due to take place first.

Practice Plus Group reserves the right to suspend and/or amend these terms and conditions without notice and at their sole discretion.

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