I’ve had all my consultations and tests privately, but I’m going to get myself transferred to the NHS for treatment. As has already been said, it’s the aftercare and follow-ups that can be the issue with private treatment. Plus, in my case, my private medical insurance comes via my employer, and I plan to retire in the next couple of years, so I’ll lose that. In my own case, the urologist and oncologist I’ve seen privately are the same ones who would have been in charge of my case on the NHS, so switching to the NHS is straightforward. It’s worth noting that it doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” situation with private healthcare. My own insurers (WPA) are happy for me to have NHS treatment, but still fund private consultations, which is really the best of both worlds.