Go Private, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exeter Friendly Society, has teamed up with income protection specialist Pioneer Friendly Society to offer self-pay hospital treatment, loans for treatment and discounted health screening.

The alliance will provide Pioneer policyholders with an easy route to cost-effective private treatment. Go Private has an online loan facility through Lloyds TSB that can provide funding for treatment.

The discounted health screening offers a up to 15% off the cost of a healthscreen at any one of 50 selected private hospitals. Further information can be obtained at goprivatehealth.co.uk .