Patient Information

Why go private?

Whilst the NHS offers an excellent service wherever possible, patients now have far more choice on how to approach possible concerns with their health.  Best Practice Services aims to help patients access treatment and care options for the following reasons:

  • The treatment is not available or funded by the NHS, for example cosmetic surgery.
  • The treatment required entails waiting a long time – even for an outpatient consultation.
  • A second opinion is wanted and needs to be arranged quickly.
  • A specific consultant, doctor or therapist is desired.
  • Patient wants to be treated in a more private and comfortable environment.

Best Practice Services has a large number of therapies, treatments and specialists available from our centre in Cowplain. We also have an experienced team who will help find you the solution your looking for or point you in the right direction locally if we can’t offer an appointment or service on site.

Using private medical insurance or paying for your own treatment

Around 10 – 15% of the population have private medical insurance, often made available via an employer or an individual policy paid for annually.

Many people have a private health care insurance policy which you can use at our facility. Alternatively you may not have private health care insurance cover and choose to pay for your treatment. Either way we welcome your referral.

Best Practice’s standards

Best Practice prides itself in its bespoke environment, specially designed working closely with local healthcare professionals aiming to give you the very best medical equipment, in a clean and welcoming environment. Best Practice is regulated by CQC (Care Quality Commission) see for further details.

Our pledge

Our total dedication to providing the highest standard of investigative care, underpins our quality objectives, strategies and operational management controls. We do not leave quality to an individual; it is a Best Practice wide responsibility which seeks, not only, to provide an exceptional caring service, but to continuously strive to improve. Our primary markets are General Practitioners and Primary Care Trusts covering areas from Portsmouth, East & West Hampshire, Guildford, Haslemere, Petersfield and the surrounding districts

Best Practice does not assume that a quality management operating system is automatically synonymous with a highly qualified team of Clinicians; we ensure both are maintained, at the highest possible level.

For further information or to discuss your healthcare requirements please contact us on 023 9226 7000 or email

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