London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 19, 2011 -- In response to the ongoing crisis within the NHS, Web Doctor record high amounts of traffic to their site as people look for alternatives to state funded healthcare.
Managing Director and Founder of Web Doctor Richard Brewster says, 'We are continuing to see a high volume of enquiries regarding health insurance which is not surprising as many NHS Trusts according to a report from the Co-operation and Competition Panel are imposing a minimum 15 week wait for patients to receive treatment which is close to the 18 week limit. This action is purely down to Trust's trying to save money'.
Widespread reports about the NHS's capacity to provide universal healthcare for all have recently come under intense scrutiny with treatment waiting lists getting longer and funding from central government diminishing. In some areas a 'post code lottery' has been reported, this means the treatment received can differ or even be unavailable as a result of which locality the patient lives in.'
Richard Brewster goes onto say, 'The government has told the NHS that it must save £20 billion by 2015. The delays in providing surgical treatment is a form of rationing forced on hospitals by their reduced funding set against an ever increasing workload of acute care as the population ages. Those concerned are turning to private health insurance as a necessity rather than a luxury as there appears to be no answer to the NHS black hole other than impacting on patient care and the inevitable increase in waiting lists. Our Health Insurance Comparison site is designed to help people select the right policy for their or their families specific needs as opposed to picking a policy or provider recommended by a company with a commercial interest.'
Richard Brewster finishes with, 'Quite simply it is not possible for the NHS to provide more care and treatment for less money. As a consequence Insurers are offering incentives for new insured risks as well as attractive switch terms for existing insured policies so now is certainly a good time to look to join the growing population taking out health insurance'.
Web Doctor is a web based comparison site of Insured Health Ltd whose Directors have over 50 years experience in the Health Insurance market. Established in 2011 the ambition is to provide the public with access to advisers who can provide unbiased, jargon free advice on buying health insurance.