Affordable Private Healthcare Designed & Managed by Doctors
County Medical health insurance policies fill a gap between a struggling NHS and a private medical insurance market aimed mainly at the corporate sector.
County Medical was formed by a group of senior doctors to whom the challenges being faced by the NHS have been apparent for some time. Waiting times and cancellations will continue to rise as the NHS struggles financially. However, few patients can afford delays to their treatment.
In future, private medical treatment will become more common and people will need private health insurance. This has, until now, been generally regarded as something for very wealthy individuals and large corporate organisations as the policies can often be prohibitively expensive. We don’t think this needs to be the case and have designed a product which is competitively priced, provides high-quality support and sits comfortably alongside the NHS.
Working with a doctor run organisation, we know the importance of good medical care and how to deliver it.
- Fast-track surgery when you need it most.
- Option to include cover for consultations and diagnostic tests.
- Options for out-of-network clinical facilities if preferred.
Designed by Doctors
Created by a group of senior doctors, County Medical understand the importance of first-class medical care and know exactly how to deliver it to our policyholders. Designed to be competitively priced, County Medical provides high-quality support and sits comfortably alongside the NHS.
County Medical provides policyholders with access to Circle Health which is the UK’s largest national network of private hospitals. Which means we can guide and support you in complex situations when you use our networked facilities. With 54 private hospitals across the UK, Circle Health handle more than 2 million patient visits per year.
Our list of procedures is readily available so you know what you are covered for. This list covers an overwhelming range of procedures that are carried out routinely under private medical insurance schemes. Procedures that you are unlikely to have done privately, or are better off being treated for on the NHS, are excluded so that you can save on your premium.
Operations covered by County Medical include the procedures identified by our doctors as being most likely to incur waiting times within the NHS. If you need surgery and it is covered by your health plan, we will schedule it in our hospital network on your behalf, quickly and efficiently. If you’d prefer to use another hospital, County Medical will reimburse you up to the amounts shown in the approved procedures table.
Formed in 2004, Circle Health Group is now the UK’s largest independent Hospital Group having acquired BMI Healthcare in 2019. 90% of the UK’s population live within 90 minutes of one of the Circle Health Group’s 54 private hospitals.
Fazal Hasan – Founder
Fazal Hasan is the driving force behind County Medical Healthcare Limited. He is a Consultant General surgeon working in the NHS. He was educated at Eton college, Christs college, Cambridge, and St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School.
He undertook his surgical training mainly in London teaching hospitals, including St Thomas’s hospital, Hammersmith hospital, Charing cross hospital, Royal free hospital, and The Whittington hospital. He also did an elective training period in the USA and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons.
He was associate professor of surgery at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences before becoming upper gastrointestinal surgery lead at Benenden hospital where he was also the medical director.
He then moved across to join Maidstone and Tunbridge Well NHS trust as consultant surgeon, where he remains, and where he helped initiate the emergency surgery department and was the lead for clinical governance for the department of surgery.
Fazal Hasan has been instrumental in designing the County Medical Scheme and is currently working on other products to enhance patients journeys during medical treatment.