Who can benefit from NHS Services?
Any patients choosing to have their NHS treatment at a Ramsay hospital will benefit from the following benefits:
- Fast access to a consultant opinion
- Treatment in a small, personal hospital
- Comfortable private facilities and great food
- Low risk of infection
- Short waiting times
100% of patients would recommend Ramsay to family members
Ask your GP if you could choose to have your treatment at Park Hill Hospital or contact us for more information.
The Medicines Formulary
The Medicines Formulary has been designed as a tool to assist in promoting safe, cost-effective prescribing within the NHS. The aim is that the Formulary will cover 80-90% of prescribing within the Health Community although we recognise that there will be instances where prescribing outside of the formulary will be both necessary and appropriate.
You can see the local Medicines Formulary here.
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 weeks.
Read our Access Policy (pdf) for more information on waiting lists and management of patients accessing NHS treatment.
The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who funds your NHS treatment, sets guidelines for waiting times within these maximums.
If you wish to have your Consultation, procedure or treatment sooner, you may wish to consider continuing your treatment as a private 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.