Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget saw the NHS in England receive £5.9bn
to beat the backlog of patients waiting for diagnostic scans. As of June 2021, up to 1.4million people were waiting for a range of diagnostic procedures, including MRI scans, CT scans, colonoscopies and non-pregnancy related ultrasounds. The delays and lengthier waiting times have been attributed to hospital closures and staff shortages as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Obsolete equipment adds to wait times
How long is the wait for NHS diagnostic scanning?
How can private MRI scans help?
If you have a health concern or are awaiting an important diagnosis, a six-week wait can feel like an eternity. We understand that not everybody wants to have a private scan, but taking matters of your health into your own hands does not have to be as difficult or expensive as you might think.
If you are able to self-book a private MRI scan, you could save yourself precious waiting time, and maximise the potential of any treatment you might need.
National MRI Scan offers MRI imaging without the need for a GP referral, and you can be screened and referred by our clinical team within 7 days. Our in-house clinicians will handle everything for you, without taking up any NHS time. A follow-up consultation and recommendations for onward referral are also provided.
Prices start at just £289, and you can choose from over 100 scanning locations to find an MRI near you with up-to-date equipment.