If you're looking to buy private health cover, then there are a few things worth thinking about as you consider your potential purchase.
The first of these is deciding on what level of cover you require. If you're new to private medical insurance (PMI) then it's a good idea to take a little time and look at the range of options available - PMI policies aren't one size fits all, giving you the opportunity to pick and choose the things you require, while also of course not subscribing to or paying for the elements of coverage you don't require.
Another important aspect of buying (as with any financial product) is of course to make sure that the provider you choose is a reputable, established name. If you want to find out more about insurance generally then check out the Association of British Insurers website, which has info for consumers. The much-respected consumer magazine Which? also has a very useful insurance section which has lots of sensible advice for prospective PMI customers and information about things like cutting the cost of PMI and the plus points of getting cover.