Produce a range of guides including:
- Private Medical Insurance
- A Guide To Critical Illness
- An ABI Guide To Long-Term care Insurance
- Long-Term care Insurance FAQs
- Statement of General Insurance Practice: Health Related Issues
The UK National Screening Committee has published a guide for the public in England with advice to help people make decisions about private screening tests.
Whether NHS or private, Dr Foster gives some help on comparing healthcare between different hospitals and other providers.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that's in hospital, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere.
A gateway to information and resources about private hospitals, nursing homes,and health insurance in the UK.
A consultant-led site that matches patients to the correct specialist via their diagnosis. Simply search the specialist doctor database by diagnosis or speciality to find a selection of the best internationally recognised doctors in the UK.
A professional association but their website includes lots of information for the public about plastic surgery and various surgical operations. Check this site out first before embarking on plastic surgery.
Specialise in providing life cover, retirement advice and other financial services to UK residents with illness or medical conditions.
An independent information resource for both the General Public, The Media and Practitioners interested in Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic treatments available in the UK.
A leading provider of independent health care services in the UK. Their primary focus is treating private patients, while maintaining a position as a dynamic partner of the NHS.
The acute private hospital division of General Healthcare Group and is the largest independent provider of private health care in the UK.
For people without medical insurance but who want to go private for some health care. Finds the best deals etc.... "By using the combined purchasing power of our Membership, we are able to negotiate discounts and obtain best value on arange of services and products including medical and surgical procedures, healthcare-related consumable items, home services and equipment".
Price comparison for all major health care companies with on-line purchase facility.
Medical portal of private health care. Find a specialist, find a hospital etc.
One of the UK's leading healthcare companies.
A varied site with private health care info, medical facts, online travel insurance and UK hospital and health facility locator. Updated regularly.
Private treatment and confidential help for psychological and emotional problems.
Everything you need to know about Dental Insurance.
A large independent provider of healthcare in the UK and Europe.
They say about themselves..."As one of the UK's largest independent healthcare specialists, we offer a unique solution, showing how investing in your employees' health can make a real contribution to the success of your business."
Comprehensive website offering full information about the Nuffield Hospitals group of 40 hospitals across the UK, with details of all services and treatments available.
UK private medical insurance quotes and independent health insurance advice.
Runs independent hospitals and care homes around the UK. Its objectives are to promote and develop the services of charitable and religious hospitals and care homes in ways that are economically viable, protective of the founding ethos and socially valid.
A nationwide and European private ambulance service.
Specialist travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
See also the Patient UK plastic surgery page of links.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.