Private Health Professionals

We would expect that services provided by Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG are able to meet the needs of the children, young people and families across BSW. If for whatever reason you feel these services are unable to meet your child’s needs, you have the choice to explore alternative options.

One of those options is accessing a private professional. A private healthcare professional is one working outside of the NHS or social care services that generally charge for the services they provide. Each practitioner will use a different title or job description. It is important to understand the different training needed to use certain job titles and what experience that person can bring.

This document, Advice on Private Healthcare Professionals (PDF), provides information and advice on what to consider when evaluating this option.