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A patient writes:


Just to keep you informed: I had to ring my insurers this morning for an authorisation for my husband.  The authorisation was accepted by the agent. I did mention that I was not pleased with my previous authorisation interview with them and that I felt that his colleague stuck to a “tick box” exercise. He was quite apologetic and said that he will make a note of it for me.

So, thank you. Having PPF in the background gave me courage. You fulfil a very important role.

With kind regards,

Mrs S B

May 2015

See also another plaudit.

Our  TOP ISSUE  for private patients is still ‘Open Referral’ – it does have different names depending on which company is ‘offering’ it.  This might matter to you, so please follow the link to see our opinion. We’d like to hear yours and have set up a blog  via the button on the left or click here… or go to Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook via the buttons on the left!

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The Competition & Markets Authority  has been doing some very useful work in its Private healthcare market investigation.  There is a wealth of stuff to read on its site including, of course, the submissions made by this forum.  We have brought quite a bit together on a new page which you can reach by clicking here.


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