private medical practitioner

private medical practitioner

A term of art which, as used in the UK, refers to a doctor who is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), as required for all medical practitioners in the UK, who does not work for the NHS and is paid directly by patients or is employed by an independent (private) provider of healthcare services.
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Bakry Mackeen, a private medical practitioner at the Sun City Polyclinic in Batha, told Arab News.
The mother who consults a private medical practitioner usually delivers her baby in a private hospital under his/her supervision.
The cost of inoculations per person was figured at $128 (a three shot series) with some additional costs of employee time and charges if the vaccine was administered by a private medical practitioner.
Mahdi Althaf, private medical practitioner at a leading hospital in Riyadh, told Arab News that a large number of patients came to him following the sandstorm in Riyadh on Wednesday.
He has developed fever and cough since February 8 and consulted a private medical practitioner on February 9.
A private medical practitioner said that around 90 percent of the patients he receive every day are suffering from weather related diseases.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an open letter to private medical practitioners, alongside sending warning letters to Limited Liability Partnerships which were members of CESP.
During the course of their work in rural areas of Western Maharashtra, SAMYAK, a Pune-based, non-government organization that promotes gender equality and advocates for human rights, found cases of private medical practitioners denying safe abortion services to women, claiming legal concerns.
Additionally, a number of religious organisations and private medical practitioners operate hospitals and clinics all over the country.
Thara says the rise in the number of cases has been noticed after their meeting with all private medical practitioners on Saturday.
A package of medical facilities for the employees will be announced within next two months after its approval of the University's Executive Council, the employees and their families will be entitled for their treatment from private medical practitioners and hospitals", he mentioned.
And as they cannot afford private medical practitioners, they end up going to rural quacks or don't take treatment at all.