Health Insurance: Private Sector

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 23 April 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Merron Baroness Merron Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask His Majesty's Government what regulations are in place to ensure that the care and treatment provided by private medical insurers are the most appropriate for a specific patient.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Private medical insurers purchase services from independent sector providers who are responsible for delivering healthcare.

All providers of healthcare are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and follow a set of fundamental standards of safety and quality below which care should never fall, while the General Medical Council is responsible for regulating doctors in the United Kingdom.

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