AMII Summit 2022: NHS backlogs affecting the private health sector

“We are having to fish in the same pond as the NHS”

Hemma Visavadia
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The pressures facing the NHS through long waiting lists and backlogs, are also being felt within the private medical sector, according to Sarah Taylor, head of specialist and practitioner relations at AXA Health.

Speaking at The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) Health and Wellbeing Summit 2022 panel session, chaired by AMII member Tina Jennings, Taylor spoke about the challenges facing the PMI sector as a direct impact of Covid-19 and the current economic crisis. "We are having to fish in the same pond as the NHS, there is real challenges on primary care. I think we are going to see a change in how we manage and gatekeep patients into the service, because the reality is we are seeing far more direct access," Taylor said. Taylor continued to speak about insourcing, wher...

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