As lockdown continues, and we face another few months of life without access to our traditional gym settings, I have been inundated with questions regarding training strategies that can be implemented at home.
Private GP’s deliver a wide range of services to those seeking alternative routes to primary healthcare. With most offering longer appointment times, shorter waiting times and in some cases same-day appointments; the convenience of private health care is becoming more accessible and popular.
However, choosing the right private GP service for your individual needs may feel like a daunting prospect. Of course, you may be fortunate enough to have a recommendation from a family member or friend, but there are alternative resources you can turn to in order to get verified, evidence-based and non-biased guidance.
Whether you’re turning to private care for more flexibility or choice, being able to understand more about the services offered by a private practice is key. One such way to review private GPs is by checking their most recent CQC report.
The CQC rate the quality of services using four specific ratings:
These ratings apply across to health care providers and are one way in which you can compare and contrast services, to help make well-informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right practice for you.
The ratings work similarly to a traffic light system:’:
Ratings are linked to five specific questions which form the areas of inspection:
During an inspection, these aforementioned questions are broken down further and used as benchmarking tools, to assess the services offered by each practice.
When inspecting private GP practices, CQC inspectors may also focus on the quality of care to six focus groups or ‘population groups’. These include:
This is to ensure that health outcomes are inclusive of those who are vulnerable.
In response to the increased demand for primary healthcare services, the CQC updated their regulatory approaches and from 16 March 2020 formal inspections were temporarily suspended.
Formal inspections were reintroduced in September 2020, with the CQC aiming to inspect all new providers within 12 months of registration.
HealthHubble is proud to list an increasing number of CQC ‘Good’ rated private GP practices across England.
These top-quality, listed practices offer services from diagnostic testing, men’s and women’s health, family planning, allergy and intolerance clinics to same-day, face to face appointments.
Based in Kensington, West London, the McAndrew Practice offer 24-hour care throughout the week and at weekends. Services include:
Situated in the heart of the prestigious Harley Street district, ROC Private Clinic offers both specialist and GP services to private and corporate clients which include:
With two locations serving the Wimbledon and Fulham areas, The GP Surgery provides patients with affordable access to private health care.
The Edgbaston Private Medical Practice offer private appointments with availability either same-day or within 24hours. Continuity of care is a key feature with patients seeing the same Doctor at every visit.
Situated in the heart of Birmingham, Private GP Care provides services 7 days per week. With appointments available within 24 hours, telephone and email support for registered patients is also available. Consultations can also be carried out at your home, office or hotel. Along with traditional family medicine, other services include:
Based in both Sutton Coldfield and Bordesley Green, Your GP Circle provides both face-to-face, online consultations and a medication delivery service providing you with both convenience and peace of mind. Services include:
Nestled in Underriver in Sevenoaks, The Private GP Clinic offers both face-to-face, video and telephone consultations for both new registrations and members at their practice. Services range from:
Providing comprehensive medical care from their established surgery in Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex Private Doctors offer services six days per week with same-day emergency appointments usually available. Supporting the whole family, services include:
Dedicated to providing an exceptional level of care, Private GP Services are based both at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford and Oaks Hospital in Colchester offering services 6 days per week. As well as treating both acute and chronic illnesses, services also include:
Located in the centre of Braunton, the multidisciplinary team at Private Health Professionals support health at all stages of life both clinically and holistically. Offering both specialist sport training programmes from beginners to elite athletes services also include:
With clinics in both Bournemouth and Dorchester, Dorset Private GP offers both face to face and video consultations providing you with both flexibility and convenience. As well as the choice of extended GP consultation services also includes:
Explore a full listing of private GP services at HealthHubble.
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