A major part of Britain's healthcare is provided by the private sector who have the skills and capacity to undertake procedures quickly and cost effectively.
A wide range of high quality services is available to purchasers through agreements between the public and independent sectors. Independent healthcare facilities include:
Continuing partnership between the independent sector, the NHS and local authorities means:
The Independent Healthcare Association (IHA) is an association for the UK's independent healthcare sector. The association promotes the highest standards in independent health and social care.
Members include charitable and private providers of: