NHS patients

NHS Services

Thanks to Patient Choice, patients in England now have the option to attend Duchy Hospital, and indeed, other Ramsay Healthcare facilities for NHS treatment. 

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.

Waiting times

The current NHS waiting time from seeing your General Practitioner to treatment is a maximum of 18 weeks.

Who can benefit from NHS Services?  

Any patients choosing to have their NHS treatment at a Ramsay hospital will benefit from the following benefits:

  • Consultant led care
  • Treatment in a small, personal hospital
  • Comfortable facilities and great food
  • Low risk of infection
  • Free parking
  • 98% of patients would recommend Ramsay to family members 

Ask your GP if you could choose to have your treatment at Duchy 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

NHS Access Policy

The NHS is undergoing continuous reform in its structure, its governance and how it relates to other sectors. The patient access policy has been developed to ensure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

Finance Available

  • Loans for full cost of treatment
  • Straight forward application process
  • Prompt decisions
  • Payments made direct to hospital
  • Interest-free loan plan
  • Administration fee of £95
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Great Benefits

  • Your choice of consultant
  • Appointments in as little as 72 hours
  • A single point of contact
  • Matron and consultant-led care
  • A range of payment options
  • Individual physiotherapy sessions
  • Priority discharge
  • Freshly prepared menu
  • Private en-suite rooms*
  • Aftercare packages
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