DR. RANKIN TELLS THE HUFFPOST: “FIT AND HEALTHY ADULTS SHOULD PAY TO SEE A GP AND EASE THE NHS BURDEN”
Dr. Seth Rankin, founder and CEO of London Doctors Clinic, tells The Huffpost that although the NHS is an incredible resource, their “GP practices across the UK are at breakpoint”. However, he suggests there is a simple solution…
We need to ensure the private health care system works in tandem with the NHS. Patients should see private GPs when they need a ‘notarising service’, such as a sporting medical or visa medical (which are not available free of charge on the NHS), or when they need an appointment to fit in with their busy schedule, for example a same day doctor appointment before work or during lunchtime.
This choice between the NHS and private healthcare means that those with serious health problems can access the former when they really need to, while those that value convenience and can afford it, also get what they want.
A win-win situation all round! To read the full article, visit the The Huffpost.