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Each year, we as a nation spend more and more on private healthcare. This isn't so much a condemnation of the NHS, but more a reflection of a greater interest in being healthy.

However, medical treatment outside of the NHS doesn't come cheap, and it's far from a complete alterative to NHS care. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked private healthcare questions to find out more.

Private healthcare cost
How much does private medical care cost in the UK? Learn about typical prices in the UK and around the world.

Private medical expectations
What should I expect from private heath care in the UK? How you'll be treated in the private sector.

Private health check
How much does a health check cost? Find out about checkup prices in the UK and abroad.

Finding private hospitals
How do I find a local private hospital? Advice on locating hospitals near you.

Health insurance cost
How much does health insurance cost in the UK? Learn about the prices of medical cover.

Private healthcare
How much does private fertility care cost in the UK? Learn about typical prices in the UK and around the world.

European Health Insurance Card
What is the EHIC and do I really need one? Find out about the benefits of the European Health Insurance Card.

Private care quotes
How many medical quotes should I get? Why you should obtain several quotations on health cover.

Annual health checkup
Should I go for an annual check-up? Find out about the benefits of a annual health MOT.

Choosing private healthcare
How to choose the right medical cover? The points to consider when choosing healthcare.

NHS health care
How does NHS medical treatment compare to private care? Learn about the similarities and the differences.

Health care in London
Where should I go for medical treatment in London? The best hospitals and clinics in the capital.

Medical treatment abroad
Should I consider medical care aboard? Learn about the advantage of disadvantage of travelling abroad for treatment.

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