Prof John Deanfield

Professor Deanfield provides medical advisory services for HCA's Portland Hospital and for HCA UK generally. For Portland Hospital, he provides advisory services regarding the management of congenital heart disease, including advising on compliance with national standards. He interacts with medical staff and the hospital leadership team to promote high quality care. He has also contributed to strategy, policies and innovation in the care of patients with heart disease of all ages. 


Professor Deanfield's work includes the creation and maintenance of protocols relating to cardiology and cardio-prevention for advanced screening. He has provided advice on the delivery of the paediatric cardiology programme, pathways of care, facilities, quality improvement, outcome monitoring and reports.


Professor Deanfield advises on initiatives to drive up clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of these by cardiology colleagues. He provides professional advice to HCA leaders in the development of a unified cardiac, thoracic and paediatric department across HCA Healthcare.


HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. In 2021, the total paid for these services was £45,000.


HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.


The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.


back to top