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In 2011 Viagra cost the NHS c. 80 million pounds, with the overall cost of erectile dysfunction (impotence) treatment likely to be substantially more, however Viagra is not available to all patients on the NHS. Whilst 80 million pounds may seem like a high cost, it is insignificant to the overall annual cost of the NHS of 106 Billion pounds per year.

In the UK the NHS only provides erectile dysfunction (impotence) treatment for a limited set of medical conditions and men whose impotence is related to these conditions are entitled to receive erectile dysfunction (impotence) treatment on the NHS, at a cost to the UK tax payer.

Men with the following conditions qualify for erectile dysfunction (impotence) treatment:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure requiring dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Polio
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Removal of the Prostate Gland
  • Radical Pelvic Surgery
  • Severe Pelvic surgery
  • Single-gene neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spina Bifida

If erectile dysfunction (impotence) is causing a patient severe distress and this is diagnosed by a specialist, impotence treatment will be provided on the NHS.

For patients receiving treatment for erectile dysfunction (impotence) prior to the 14th September 2008 can continue to benefit from NHS funded treatment.

Blacklisted Medicines

The NHS maintains a list of blacklisted medicines which are medicines that they will not supply. In the case of impotence treatments Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are all blacklisted and not available on the NHS, except in the medical cases above.

Treatment options

For many men a private prescription for impotence treatment may be their only option and this can be organised through their GP or any UK registered online clinic that can prescribe medication to patients under the supervision of a doctor. Viagra, Cialis, Levetra are popular treatment options for Impotence and you can read about these treatments on our medication pages.

PrivateDoc, like a number of other UK registered clinics, is ideally placed to provide safe and supervised treatment for impotence under the supervision of a doctor. PrivateDoc only provides treatment on prescription following a consultation with a doctor.