Two thirds of the U.K.’s National Health Service patients have to wait more than 48 hours for a doctor’s appointment and few slots are available outside regular work week hours.
A private doctor’s surgery…is attracting thousands of patients who have given up on the [NHS]. Open seven days a week, usually until 11pm, the clinic gives half-hour appointments, which is three times longer than usual. Despite charging £70 ($109) a visit, it already has almost 6,000 Britons on its books. Customers are welcomed into the spotless and modern center by friendly receptionists whose motto is to “put patients first.” (Daily Policy Digest/Daily Mail)