Mahi Muqit of Moorfields Eye Hospital represents Private Healthcare alongside George Osborne
Tough Year for Health Care in the United Kingdom
This has been an exceptionally tough year for the health care industry in Britain and was discussed in detail at the summit which was held in June 2015.
“The Parliamentary Review 2014/15 aims to showcase exceptional practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, with the Private Healthcare Edition aimed particularly at leading policy-makers and executives from a cross-section of private healthcare. Several outstanding organisations and individuals, including Mahi Muqit of Moorfields Eye Hospital, have been selected to highlight best practice, representing the private healthcare arena.
Editor of The Parliamentary Review, The Rt Hon David Curry, said: “The Review shows just how creative and committed the people are at the ‘coal-face’ of Britain’s economic and social performance.”
These thoughts are echoed by George Osborne, who uses his piece in the Review to state that: “Improving productivity — the amount that British workers produce for every hour they work — is the key route to making the UK stronger and families richer, and it’s the greatest economic challenge of our time.”
The number of private doctors has declined on a national scale over the past six years, dropping from fifty five percent to thirty nine percent between 2006 and 2012. In addition to this, the number of junior consultants entering the private sector has also declined.
Junior consultants have advised that they are not entering the private sector due to the exceptionally high costs and that they are better off joining a private hospital than opening their own practices.
Further, the good news is that while private insurance rates have increased by over three percent, the percentage of private insurance patients has remained the same at eleven percent. Mr Mahi Muqit is fee-assured for private patient consultations, treatments and eye surgery with the major insurance companies BUPA and Axa PPP.
The industry had noticed a higher number of patients choosing self-pay care, ensuring that they get different services that they cannot get on the NHS (National Health Service).
In addition to this, the private doctors, surgeons and clinics advised that their NHS funded work still remains very important, though many of them are concerned with doing too much NHS funded work now and moving forward.
NHS Trusts Going Private
The number of NHS trusts that are considering private patient services has increased this year in a bid to generate income. The NHS is now competing with the private sector to improve the range of support services on offer.
About Us: Mahi Muqit is a leading consultant ophthalmologist, cataract and vitreoretinal surgeon at two private clinics in London at Moorfields Private and 119 Harley Street, United Kingdom. He provides patients with superior service and support with a range of surgical procedures to meet their eyesight requirements. He has built up a solid reputation for his eye services in the London area as an expert eye doctor and surgeon offering surgical retina, medical retina and complex cataract surgery. He also offers surgery to patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy. Mahi Muqit is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons and the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. To find out more, visit http://www.retinasurgeon.uk