Chelsea Outpatients: Diagnostic and treatment facilities run by The Lister Hospital

272 & 280 Kings Road , London, SW3 5AW

Welcome to Chelsea Outpatients

Chelsea Outpatients is a modern, contemporary diagnostic and treatment facility spread across two neighbouring sites: 272 and 280 King’s Road. Patients can access appointments with a variety of specialist consultants. There is onsite imaging from MRI scanning, Ultrasound to X-ray and Mammogram as well as diagnostics including blood tests, providing convenient high quality private healthcare in the heart of Chelsea.

The breadth of private consultants and the depth of their experience means you can book an appointment and receive professional, personal, attentive private healthcare in well-equipped rooms where minor procedures can be carried out. A number of specialist clinics are based at Chelsea Outpatients.

Diagnostic and scanning services

Patients access the very latest and most effective imaging facilities, to deliver the most accurate diagnosis, whilst delivering a convenient service, for example, accommodating imaging on the same day as your consultant appointment, to avoid impact on your schedule. Our diagnostic and imaging services are UKAS accredited and include:

  • Breast imaging (including mammography)
  • Cardiac tests (including Cardiac MRI)
  • MRI Scan (including full body MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Bone density (DEXA)
  • Blood Tests
  • Prostate Health Check

Leading Consultants at Chelsea Outpatients

Breast Screening

Accessing one of our key women's health services couldn't be easier at Chelsea Outpatients. Breast screening helps to diagnose early breast cancer before you experience symptoms. We receive both patient groups, those with GP referrals and those who are self referrals. We welcome self referrals from women who are aged 40 years or over and have a UK based GP.

Patients coming for their first appointment with one of our breast consultants will receive diagnostic tests that are required on the same visit. We offer Digital Mammography, 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography and Breast Ultrasound to produce high quality imaging to aid diagnosis. The results of these diagnostic tests will be available to you on the same day. Should a tissue sample be required; an image guided biopsy or fine needle aspiration may be undertaken.

You will be supported by our excellent team including our Clinical Breast Nurse Specialist, Consultant Breast Consultant, Consultant Radiologists and Mammographers. Follow up consultations will also be arranged. Where tissue samples have been taken, they will be reviewed at our Pathology Lab and results may take 72 hours or longer if the results are to be reviewed by our Multi Disciplinary Team.

NHS Breast Screening Service

If you have been recalled by the NHS for further assessment but choose to use private healthcare, we can assist you if you have private insurance or want to self-fund. We will liaise with you to obtain your previous imaging before your first appointment. This will enable the team to facilitate any further diagnostic examinations if required.

Gynaecology services

The gynaecology service provides women of all ages with reassuring treatment for their needs. Our consultant gynaecologists are leaders in their fields. Their expertise spans a wide range of services including gynaecology, fertility care, healthy contraception and menopause, supported by same or next-day appointments and diagnostics.

The Menopause Clinic opened in 2021, with a weekly clinic for patients who are looking to understand their menopausal symptoms and how to navigate this time in their life. The service consists of consultation and tests which vary from smears, mammograms and blood tests which can be completed on the same day. If needed, the clinic will arrange dietician and physiotherapy appointments also.


Specialist gynaecology nurse

A specialist nurse can be made available during clinics to help you with your visit, or to answer queries and provide support relating to any aspect of your health concerns.

The Lumps & Bumps Clinic

The Lumps and Bumps Clinic at Chelsea Outpatients is a specialist, rapid diagnostic, triple assessment service for soft tissue masses in men and women. We swiftly diagnose benign lumps and identify other conditions like soft tissue cancers.


On-site triple assessment service

We use three distinct steps to diagnose any soft tissue masses causing concern.

Skin Cancer Clinic

The Skin Cancer Clinic provides access to MOHs surgery. Named after the surgeon who developed the technique, micrographic surgery is used to treat common types of skin cancer including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. The skin layer is analysed on the spot under a microscope and the process is repeated until the layers of skin show no signs of cancer cells. This process ensures the minimum amount of skin tissue is removed whilst maximising the clearance of the skin tumour.

MOHs surgery is suited for the removal of skin cancers on thin, delicate areas of the skin, such as the face.

Consultant looking at patient's skin under microscope

Physiotherapy at Chelsea Medical Centre

The Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic offers a dedicated outpatient physiotherapy service from The Lister Hospital. If you’re recovering from an operation or have been affected by an injury, physiotherapy can assist your recuperation and recovery by helping to restore muscle strength and improve flexibility and movement. It can also help prevent future injuries and health problems.

Your treatment will start with a comprehensive assessment, where the physiotherapist will carry out a physical examination and ask about your symptoms and medical history. Your physiotherapist will then provide you with an evidence-based treatment and exercise programme that is tailored to your needs. You will receive the very best care during your recovery and will have access to the latest treatments and state-of-the-art equipment.

Our experienced physiotherapists offer the following services:

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    Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

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    Treatment for headaches and migraines

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    Physiotherapy for rheumatology

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    Falls prevention

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    Sports injury physiotherapy

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    Running School

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    Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation

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    Tendon clinic

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    Phototherapy treatments (Narrowband TL01 UVB)

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    Functional training

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    Acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions

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    Mat and reformer Pilates

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    Craniosacral therapy

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    Women’s health

To support your recovery

Our physiotherapy area also provides the following equipment in our facility:

  • Fully equipped gym (stationary bike, treadmill, cross trainer, free weights, balance boards)
  • Pilates reformer machine
  • TRX training equipment
  • Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy machine
  • Compex® electro muscle stimulator

How to find us

The two centres are conveniently located and are about a 15 minutes’ walk west from Sloane Square underground station (District and Circle lines) and about 18 minutes’ walk from South Kensington underground station (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines),

For anyone using the buses along the King’s Road, the centres are located just past Chelsea Town Hall and on the same side of the road as Chelsea Fire Station.

Chelsea Outpatients

Date : 24th May 2023

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How we work with doctors

Caring for patients is our first priority. We work with leading consultants who practice in our facilities and provide us with clinical advice.

Make an appointment at Chelsea Outpatients

To book an appointment, please call

020 7881 4114
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