The difference as.one membership can make

See how we have helped some of our patients

Sight Saved

Sight saved – just in time

Paula was 69 when her GP told her she might have macular degeneration. She was referred to her local NHS hospital where she was told that an appointment with an ophthalmologist would be in six weeks time. Fortunately Paula was aware that in cases of macular degeneration quick diagnosis and treatment is vital to save your sight. So she contacted our as.one team and we arranged an appointment just days later with one of our ophthalmology consultants. Macular degeneration was confirmed and her as.one specialist told her that her treatment had to start immediately. Paula’s sight loss was halted the following week, without delay and free on the NHS. But what would have been the outcome if as.one hadn't intervened?

  • Specialist appointment timing:

    Originally 6 weeks to get appointment Appointment secured in just 3 days with as.one
  • Cost of operation:

    From £1,414 to £3,500 if done privately Arranged free without delay on the NHS through as.one
  • Health outcome:

    Permanent compromise to sight due to delays Sight saved through prompt treatment, now in good health
A Vital Second Opinion

A vital second opinion

Daniel had a problem with his liver, and was told he would need a major operation. It would mean at least a week in hospital and a high risk procedure. Unsure about the opinion he'd been given, Daniel called as.one. He was put in touch with a liver disease specialist – one of the best in the country. Following a phone discussion, it was decided that Daniel needed to see one of the few experts in the country who deals with Daniel’s serious and unusual condition. It was a very good thing that Daniel rang as.one because the specialist was convinced that Daniel didn't need to have that major operation. All he needed was a simple keyhole procedure, and he was in and out of hospital within 24 hours!

  • Treatment plan:

    Originally a high risk operation Reduced to lower risk keyhole surgery with as.one
  • Hospitalisation:

    Originally 1 week Reduced to 24 hours with as.one
  • Cost of operation:

    From £4,129 to £7,000 if done privately Arranged free without delay on the NHS through as.one
  • Health outcome

    Uncertain, risk of infection, minimum 12 week recovery time 2 week recovery, no infection, now in good health
Passed around the houses

Rescued by the right specialist

Michelle was in pain when she walked. After speaking with her GP she was referred to a specialist based at the local hospital using Choose and Book, the NHS booking system. However, the consultant Michelle ended up seeing wasn't a top specialist in her condition and the hospital didn't have the facilities to diagnose or treat her. In some discomfort, Michelle was told she had to wait several weeks for a test in another hospital. Fortunately Michelle heard about as.one and after speaking to us was immediately referred to one of the leading specialists for her condition in the right hospital with the best facilities. She was diagnosed as having claudication and treated straight away.

  • Time to see correct specialist:

    Originally 8 anxious weeks Once as.one involved, just 3 days
  • Number of referrals required

    2 frustrating referrals Reduced to single instant referral to the correct specialist
  • Cost of operation:

    From £2,489 to £4,500 if done privately Arranged free without delay on the NHS through as.one
  • Health outcome

    Delayed treatment and recovery Fast-track recovery, now in good health
Treat it like Beckham

Back on his feet fast

Brian is a self-employed builder so medical well-being is a commercial priority. When he twisted his knee it swelled up like a balloon over the weekend and meant he couldn't go back to work, causing him and his family significant financial concern. As an as.one member, he rang our Consultant Triage team on the Monday morning who arranged for him to see an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knees that afternoon. Brian was back to work much sooner than he would have been had he gone to his GP and been forced through the slow referral process for knee injuries.

  • Specialist appointment timing:

    Up to 6 damaging weeks of delay Seen the same day with as.one
  • Cost of operation:

    From £1,439 to £5,000 if done privately Arranged free without delay on the NHS through as.one
  • Health outcome

    Compromise to mobility for many months Back on his feet within weeks through prompt treatment with as.one