The NHS vs. Private healthcare debate is an ongoing one with plenty of media coverage.
For many of us, the difference between the two options never enters our minds until we are faced with an injury or illness. Then choosing which route to take can appear an overwhelming choice with statistics, waiting times, costs and figures to consider.
2015 promises radical reforms to the NHS, coinciding with the general election in May and all parties have pledged more nurses, more doctors and shorter waiting times as a priority. The NHS has already been labelled as stretched and struggling to meet the demands of the UK public, with reports of waiting times growing and many serious health issues slipping through the net.
With health problems including obesity, diabetes and heart disease becoming an increasing issue for the UK, the strain on the NHS will only worsen. A higher demand for services requires more funds and government support, which results in higher taxes.
Chase Templeton, one of the UK’s leading healthcare and protection specialists, has gathered everything you need to know about NHS vs. Private healthcare in the UK in the below infographic: