You’ll be hard-pushed to find anybody who doesn’t think that the NHS is one of the finest things ever created. Free healthcare for anybody who needs it. Just think about that. It’s still an astonishing thing to exist in this day and age and is rightly the envy of the civilised world.

But it’s not without its flaw. Years of mismanagement, political meddling and underfunding mean that you’re not always going to get the care you need, when you need it. And that’s why private healthcare has been a massive growth industry over the past couple of decades.

If you’re lucky, you might get health insurance as part of your employer’s package, or you might just be happy to pay your way when you want to get the best care possible.

Either way, finding the right private health professional is no mean feat. Yes, you can take your doctor’s advice, but that might mean you’re only casting a net over the local specialists.

At, you can search over a wider area and make an educated choice about who to approach for treatment.

This is a great idea for people who want to go private, and should help to relieve a little of the strain on the good old NHS, as it becomes easier to find the right care, on your own terms.