private medical insurance

Top-up ban on NHS drugs lifted

Patients in England and Wales who choose to top-up their healthcare by paying for drugs privately will no longer be denied NHS care, the government has confirmed.

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How far would you travel for your health’s sake?

Would you be prepared to pack your bags and jump on a plane to seek out the medical treatment you or your family needed?

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Dental patients feel the pain of pricing inconsistencies

Before 1990, going to the dentist was something you did without really thinking about it. You just made an appointment with the old family tooth snatcher, opened your mouth and said “ah”.

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How can I find affordable dental treatment?

I've always been lucky enough to have access to an NHS dentist, but it has now closed. The problem is that all the other dentists local to me are private and there are no NHS lists.

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Budgeting for healthcare

Everyday health costs soon add up. Those six-monthly visits to the dentist can soon burn a hole in your wallet, while getting new glasses or lenses is also an expensive burden many of us have to bear on a regular basis.

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Plan for pay as you go healthcare

If you want to go private but don't want to pay health insurance premiums each month then you can always pay for one-off treatments.

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It's never too late for PMI

As we get older, we are more likely to need medical treatment, so it's little surprise that medical insurance is particularly popular among the over-50s.

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PMI: It's a family affair

Juggling family life with work and other responsibilities is challenging enough at the best of times, but when you or one of your brood is ill, it just adds to the pressure.

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