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National Friendly: Private medical cover providers must pick up slack from strain on NHS

Published on 22/10/2010
Private medical cover providers can step in to offer customers services in the wake of a budget squeeze on the NHS, it has been claimed.

The health service has been ordered to find £20 billion of savings by the government, while yesterday's comprehensive spending review revealed that it would receive a smaller than expected budget increase over the next five years.

Speaking to Broking.co.uk, Richard Sear, chief executive of National Friendly, said private medical cover firms can offer an alternative to the overstretched NHS.

"There has never been a more poignant time for the private healthcare sector to prove its worth - through demonstrating to customers how they can combine private services with those provided by the state," he commented.

"We are keen to stress how patients can use both private and public services to complement each other, helping to reduce waiting times yet utilising the huge benefits the NHS continues to offer patients."

He added that, as the NHS is undergoing a transition in its finances and structure, it is likely many people will be looking to reassess their own health options.
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