Dr Arun Ghosh, Founder and Director of Ghosh Medical Group, recently spoke to ITV News Granada about patients' rights in the UK, giving advice on how people can try and get an NHS treatment quicker.
Dr Ghosh explains the importance of patients understanding their rights, including their ability to choose where they receive treatment.
This is a topic of huge significance, in lights of the recent news that a triple hernia patient has been told its too late to operate, despite him waiting over two years for treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Ghosh advises patients to use a website such as Health Compare to make an informed decision on their desired place of treatment. Health Compare allows users to review a range of information such as waiting times, ratings, and their consultants. to ultimately reach an independent decision.
In addition, Dr Ghosh highlights how patients should remain flexible with regards to the location of their treatment, as willingness to travel further afield could result in a reduced waiting time for patients seeking urgent treatment.
To read the full article and watch Dr Ghosh's interview, please visit: https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-11-11/triple-hernia-patient-blames-covid-delays-after-being-told-too-late-to-operate