freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

Private medical cover to provide alternative to NHS following BMA chief's comments?

Published on 31/12/2010
The NHS will be "tested to the limit" in 2011, the head of the British Medical Association (BMA) has said in comments that may persuade some to seek private medical cover as an alternative.

Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA Council, criticised government plans to shake up the NHS in his New Year message.

In particular, he said plans to implement a large-scale organisational restructuring coupled with huge financial pressure could be dangerous for the public health service.

The government's White Paper published in the summer will see primary care trusts and strategic health authorities abolished, while at the same time, the coalition wants to see efficiency savings of £20 billion made over the coming years.

"Set against a backdrop of an unprecedented financial challenge, with efficiency savings of at least £20 billion being sought in England alone, the government is pushing ahead, at break-neck speed, with an unnecessarily ambitious programme of reform in England," he said.

"2011 will be a defining year - one in which the NHS will be tested to the limit."
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010

Private medical cover to provide alternative to NHS following BMA chief's comments?The NHS will be "tested to the limit" in 2011, the head of the British Medical Association (BMA) has said in comments that may per    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member

Very polite and friendly, and gave detailed explanations of all aspects of the cover. Reassuring to know that if you do have a problem there is someone you can contact.

Review centre member

Friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble even when i needed to make a small change, excellent service.

Review centre member

The advisor was incredibly helpful and fully explained the differences between the policies. I really liked the fact that I was put under no pressure.

Review centre member
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...