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Centre History

HCA began in 1968 with a small hospital in Nashville founded by doctors. Today we are the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and HCA Healthcare UK is one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare in the UK. We are guided by a philosophy of clinical excellence and putting patients first, providing high quality healthcare across a broad range of specialities from clinical research, primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, through to complex and urgent care.

Department Profile

HCA Healthcare UK is made up of six leading private hospitals in London and one in Manchester, primary care, outpatient centres, leading clinical research centres and successful partnerships with NHS hospitals and universities. This network of facilities has enabled HCA Healthcare UK to develop centres of excellence for different specialisms, ensuring that patients can enter at any of our locations and be treated at the facility most appropriate for them.

Across this network HCA Healthcare UK have developed a comprehensive cancer service including the Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK; a trails unit leading research, a dedicated survivorship, palliative and supportive programme, oncology training programme. HCA Healthcare UK works with leading oncologists and consultants.

Areas of Specialisation

Being truly patient-centric has meant that HCA Healthcare UK has been developed with the patient at the fore, providing high quality care across a range of specialities- with a particular focus on providing complex care. In cancer we have specialised in delivering surgical oncology, complex surgical oncology, advance radiotherapy techniques and; dedicated survivorship, palliative and supportive programmes. HCA healthcare UK is also at the forefront of innovation in cancer, specialising in immunotherapy and cancer genetics. Through the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, HCA Healthcare UK has become a specialist in phase 3 clinical trials, accessible to both private and NHS patients.

Palliative and Supportive Care


At HCA Healthcare UK we recognises that treating cancer is not just about treating the disease but about providing wider support and care to a patient throughout their cancer journey. Our dedicated survivorship, palliative and supportive programmes include a Living Well programme, complimentary therapies, dedicated CNS support, 24/7 palliative care cover, symptom control specialists, dedicated oncology dietic services, physical rehabilitation, psychiatry cover and holistic needs assessment and psychological counselling.


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