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Who we are

Established in 1873 as a Bradford-based hospital fund, Sovereign Health Care has been helping people for over 150 years. Hospital funds first came into existence during the Victorian era, a long time before the NHS, as a way to help people access health care. Today, Sovereign Health Care is one of the UK’s leading cash plan providers, and it still stands by the original principle of a hospital fund – to support people when they need to access health care. In fact, supporting people is still at the heart of everything we do. Head to our history page, where we look back at some of the highlights of our significant history.

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Why Sovereign?

Putting people first, on principle

For over 150 years we have been putting people at the heart of what we do; we still maintain the spirit of the original hospital fund and continue to help people plan for the cost of their health and wellbeing in a simple and affordable way.

We continue to make our services more accessible and convenient

This doesn't mean we've forgotten the importance of being able to speak to a real person. So, if you want to discuss anything regarding a claim or your policy, or you're someone who prefers to pick up the phone, we're always happy to speak to you. Whether you visit us online or call us, we pride ourselves on being approachable, empathetic and, above all, professional.

We pride ourselves on being open and honest at all times

By doing this, you have the added peace of mind that you know what to expect from Sovereign and, if you do ever have a problem, we will do our very best to sort it out as quickly and fairly as possible.


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