Some of you may already be with BUPA or private healthcare through your company. If not, there is an alternative healthcare provider, and that is Benenden. We as a family have been with them for many years, and they offer a fantastic service.

If you go to the GP and need investigations, or even surgery, there are usually long waiting lists. (When you wait on the NHS it can be over 3weeks for a medical diagnosis, and over 5weeks for medical treatment). Instead of waiting, you could use Benenden who will help you get a quick diagnosis through one of their approved regional hospitals, or by giving you up to £1,500 to cover diagnosis by an approved local consultant.
Again, if you’re awaiting treatment or surgery, Benenden can help you avoid a long wait by funding your prompt admission at one of their approved hospitals. They can offer a wide range of procedures too.

There is a lot you can find out by going to their website online at, or phoning 0800 414 8100.

We have our family covered with them and it is a flat rate of £11.50 per person, per month. We have found their services fantastic, so we thought we would let you all know should this be something you’re interested in.