Private treatment

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

There are a number of reasons why you might choose to explore the option of private treatment. It may be that the waiting list for the treatment you want is too long, or that you would like to choose where and when you receive treatment.

This guide covers the types of treatment that are available privately, including physiotherapy, scans and health screening checks. It also explains some of the things you should consider when choosing a private health provider and gives a list of other organisations that can help you in your search for safe and reliable private treatment.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2020