Private healthcare should be seen as an ally rather than competition to the NHS, according to Stuart Scullion, the outgoing executive chairman of the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII).
Scullion touched on public perceptions of private healthcare in his final address to AMII members as executive chair at the organisation’s second virtual annual general meeting last week.
Scullion said: “Interest in private healthcare is vibrant at present in no small part due to the lengthening waiting lists in the NHS. The private healthcare sector should not be seen as being in competition with the NHS. Instead it should be seen as being supportive of it.
“But in my opinion, to see that, there needs to be a mind shift change not least by our politicians and across all political persuasions.”
Dave Middleton, formerly of Aon and Portus Consulting, succeeded Scullion as executive chair of AMII.