Can I get urgent private healthcare treatment when I’m in the UK?

urgent private healthcare

Now more than ever, international visitors may be concerned about accessing urgent healthcare during their time in the UK. NHS providers are overwhelmed at the moment, so private healthcare is the best way to ensure you get seen quickly.

The Mayfair GP is able to offer private healthcare treatment to international travellers in the UK. We can provide medical treatment as and when needed, whether you are covered by your healthcare insurance or not.

We can also offer flexibility, with appointments available in the daytime or the evenings, to suit your needs and schedule.

Travelling into the UK has recently changed with many new rules and laws around testing and quarantine. The Mayfair GP team will help you navigate this daunting task. We can help you with information, booking tests etc. at every step.

Test to release

One major interest for visitors to the UK at the moment is the availability of test-to-release provision. This allows you to minimise your time in isolation on arrival in the country.

The Mayfair GP is a private provider of the test-to-release service and is meeting the standards laid out by UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service). This means the government is confident that we can test safely and effectively.

We can offer Covid-19 testing in your home or hotel room at any time of day. We will courier your samples to the lab, with the aim of getting your results as quickly as possible. A negative Covid-19 test* result five days into your isolation period will allow you to stop isolating and move around as freely as current lockdown conditions permit.

*this is in addition to the tests that everyone must take on or before day 2 of their quarantine period.

Urgent private healthcare

Having an accident or a sudden illness is scary enough. But it can be particularly scary when in a foreign country, and especially during a global pandemic.

Should you suffer an unexpected medical need whilst in the UK, The Mayfair GP is here to help. Our flexibility extends not only to the timing of our appointments, but also to their location. If necessary, we are happy to visit you in your hotel room or rental accommodation.

We can also help with hospital admissions if needed, as well as providing any necessary supplementary medical care. We work closely with the embassies, to ensure that your doctor at home, as well as your family, are kept updated.

Ongoing medical issues

Of course, urgent care isn’t the only reason you might need access to medical treatment whilst in the UK. If you have a long-term illness or medical condition that you need help with during your visit, we can help with that too.

When specialist intervention is needed, we are able to refer to world-renowned consultants. We will coordinate care with them so that you are never left in the dark.

You may have already received medical treatment/diagnosis during your time in the UK, but are unsure about the outcome. We are also able to offer a second opinion, and again can refer on to specialists if necessary.

The Mayfair GP can take care of all your urgent medical needs, so if you have any health concerns when you are in the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us.