Went to GP with an issue - advised did not meet criteria for referral through NHS. Mentioned private healthcare and referred to consultant.
Result was removal of adenomas from colon.
Ok, these may not have progressed to something more threatening, but it did make me think about what might have happened if the private route had not been possible...
So if one decided to pay for an investigation - scan or whatever - can one then go back to GP with results and progress through NHS?