Information for Self-funding patients and Subsequent NHS care & Treatment
Patients sometime fund their initial outpatient consultation so that their diagnosis can be made quickly and then they wish to switch to the NHS for scans, further consultations, surgery and perhaps onward referral to other specialists.
You should be aware that seeing a Consultant privately will not speed up any NHS appointments or treatment.
Your GP will still need to make a referral to the appropriate consultant at DCN Edinburgh within the NHS. NHS Treatment can only be provided to patients from the catchment area for DCN Edinburgh