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Private Healthcare UK - the UK’s leading web portal for information on private treatment and private healthcare services and providers is launching a private healthcare guide on NetDoctor.co.uk.

The Guide is located at http://netdoctor.privatehealth.co.uk

The guide to private healthcare on the NetDoctor website will give patients access to an extensive resource of advice, information and treatment options in the private sector.

www.privatehealthcare.co.uk is the UK’s leading online gateway to information about all aspects of private healthcare in the UK. It has been established for over ten years and currently has 400,000 unique visitors a month. The site provides comprehensive information and guides on all aspects of private health care services including private doctors, health insurance and private hospitals.

www.netdoctor.co.uk is a health information website, providing impartial medical information, written by doctors and medical specialists, health care professionals, information specialists and patients that attracts around 4.5 million visitors a month and is in the top three of UK health information websites.

Bal Singh, Publisher of NetDoctor says: “We are really pleased to be launching the Private Healthcare Guide on NetDoctor. There is an obvious synergy between Private Healthcare UK and NetDoctor - both provide clear, unbiased information that help patients understand their choices and treatment options; both are written in clear English without using difficult to understand and often confusing medical jargon”.

The launch of the Private Healthcare Guide on NetDoctor will also be a useful resource for the increasing number* of NHS patients who are exercising their rights to access private healthcare; they will be able to easily access information about private healthcare providers and facilities on private healthcare through the NetDoctor site.

“Building a Private Healthcare Guide on NetDoctor is a natural fit for us, we are both in the business of providing easy to understand information and helping health consumers and patients make informed decisions. Having a portal on NetDoctor gives us access to a much wider potential audience. In addition, we are providing some of NetDoctor’s 4.5m unique visitors a month with easy access to extensive information on private healthcare and helping them make choices about private healthcare options,” says Keith Pollard, founder and managing director of Private Healthcare UK.

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Editor’s notes:

Private Healthcare UK

About Private Healthcare UK

www.privatehealthcare.co.uk is a one-stop gateway to all aspects of private health care services, including private hospitals, private doctors and specialists. The website’s Patient Advice and Education area contains information about operations and procedures and diseases and medical conditions. It also has many useful guides to various aspects of private treatment including a “Guide to Going Private” and “Questions to ask your doctor before an operation.”

About Intuition Communication

Intuition Communication publishes some of the UK’s most visited healthcare information sites including Private Healthcare UK, Treatment Abroad, and:

www.harleystreet.guide.co.uk - provides comprehensive information about this world famous area of medical excellence.

www.self-help.org.uk - a searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations and support groups across the UK.

Treatment Abroad - the UK's leading guide to health and medical tourism, covering over 40 destinations worldwide.

www.treatmentinhungary.net - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Hungary.

www.treatmentincyprus.com - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Cyprus.

www.treatmentinspain.com - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Spain.

www.canceradvice.co.uk – access to opinions and advice from some of the UK’s leading oncologists.

About NetDoctor

NetDoctor.co.uk is a collaboration between committed doctors, health care professionals, information specialists and patients who believe that medical practice should be based on quality-assessed information and, wherever possible, on the basis of the principles of evidence-based medicine.

Over 250 of the UK's and Europe's leading doctors and health professionals write, edit and update the contents of NetDoctor.co.uk. In addition to creating written content for the patient these same health professionals respond to users questions and concerns regarding general health concerns.

*Thousands of patients a month in England are using a government reform to get what is effectively private treatment paid for by the taxpayer.

Patients have the right to opt for any NHS hospital or private unit that can offer the care at NHS cost.

In little over 12 months, the number opting for private hospitals has risen 10-fold to over 3,500 a month. BBC Website December 2008
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7742363.stm

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