What is Patient Choice?
Patient Choice is a government initiative introduced to give NHS
patients more choice about where, when and what time they are
treated. NHS patients in England who require hospital treatment can
now choose any participating hospital in the country that can meet
their needs. One of your options could be a Ramsay Health Care
hospital or treatment centre.
The current NHS waiting time from seeing
your General Practitioner to treatment is a maximum of 18
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), who funds your NHS
treatment, sets guidelines for waiting times within these
If you wish to have your Consultation, procedure or treatment
sooner, you may wish to consider continuing your treatment as
Patient rather than remaining as an NHS patient.
This gives you an option to have your appointment or treatment
at a date and time which is convenient to you and fits in with your
family and work commitments.