Patient Choice is a government initiative introduced to give NHS patients more choice about where, when and what time they are treated. NHS patients should receive treatment within 18 weeks from GP referral.
Local NHS Commissioners decide which NHS services should be offered at Oaklands Hospital so it may be that the treatment you require is included.
If you wish to have your treatment quicker than 18 weeks, you may wish to consider continuing your treatment as a private patient rather than remaining as an NHS patient.
Please contact us for more information on becoming a NHS or private patient at Oaklands.
The Medicines Formulary
The Medicines Formulary has been designed as a tool to assist in promoting safe, cost-effective prescribing within the NHS. The aim is that the Formulary will cover 80-90% of prescribing within the Health Community although we recognise that there will be instances where prescribing outside of the formulary will be both necessary and appropriate.
You can see the local Medicines Formulary here.