Avoid NHS waiting lists

Prompt access to hospitals & fast track appointments, PLUS you’ll receive a free £50 M&S voucher when you take out a plan through Radio Times*

Couple on consultation in doctors office. 13 week pregnancy.

Being ill is stressful enough without having to face lengthy NHS queues to get access to specialists.


Although the NHS provides invaluable help and treatment to millions of people every year, it is currently under a huge amount of strain, which means waiting times can be long.

One way to ensure that you will be seen quickly is to take out private medical insurance. With most private medical insurance policies, you pay a monthly premium for cover. In the event that you fall ill, the policy will then pay out, up to certain limits, for any treatment that might be required. There are a huge range of different policies available, and what they offer can vary greatly depending on which provider you go to, so don’t just opt for the first cover you find.

The best plans provide speedy access to specialists once you’ve been referred to one by your GP. Appointments can either be booked on your behalf at a time and location that is convenient for you, or you can be provided with a choice of approved specialists so you can book your appointment yourself.

There’s usually plenty of choice available, so you’re not restricted to just a handful of locations. For example, AXA PPP healthcare has access to over 250 hospitals through the UK, and more than 24,000 specialists.

You will also be able to take advantage of offer 24/7 telephone support, so that an experienced health professional can provide you will all the information you need whenever you need it. There are specialist heart and cancer nurses on hand to help over the phone, who can provide one-to-one support and clinical guidance on things such as treatment side-effects. There’s lots of online information available too, which can be useful if you’d rather not speak to someone directly.

AXA PPP healthcare enables you to effectively build your own policy, so that you can add extra options to your plan to suit your needs. For example, you might want to include extra out-patient, or dental cover as part of your plan. This ensures you are only paying for the things you really want, which helps keep costs to a minimum.

Reader Offer

AXA PPP healthcare can provide wide range of options for you and your family. Get a no obligation quote or more information about the benefits of private healthcare and what is and isn’t covered.


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Terms and conditions

*The Marks and Spencer voucher offer is for new customers only. The vouchers will be sent to you within 28 days of receiving your first subscription payment if paying annually. Or, if paying monthly, within 28 days of receiving your second month’s subscription. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, apart from the 5% discount for paying annually. Only one voucher will be issued per household. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Lines are open 8am to 8pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm Saturdays. AXA PPP healthcare may record and/or monitor calls for quality assurance, training and as a record of the conversation.
Radio Times are introducing customers to AXA PPP healthcare to provide affordable private healthcare insurance to readers.


Immediate Media, who are the holding company of Radio Times, are an Introducer Appointed Representative of AXA PPP healthcare.