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Welcome to HCA Healthcare UK

HCA Healthcare treats patients with complex, rare and life-threatening conditions in an iconic collection of private hospitals in London and Manchester.

Our doctors are the very best of the best. Many of the most serious diseases and life-limiting conditions are diagnosed and treated more effectively today because of their pioneering research. 

We introduce cutting-edge technologies and techniques into clinical practice before any other hospital group, and work in partnership with three world-renowned teaching hospitals to enable more patients than ever to before benefit from state-of-the-art treatment for complex cancers and blood disorders.

Doctors at the cutting-edge of medicine

From developing the first vaccine for smallpox, to the discovery of penicillin, the UK is synonymous with scientific research and medical discovery.


In London alone, our medical district includes ten world-renowned teaching hospitals. Many of our most esteemed doctors have forged their reputations at these prestigious institutions, where they are helping to advance global understanding of complex diseases and conditions through academic research, clinical trials and medical training.


Within our exclusive collection of hospitals, these are the doctors who are shaping the future of how we diagnose and treat patients within rapidly advancing fields of medicine, such as oncology, haematology, cardiology and neurology.

An ethos of excellence

The robustness of the UK’s regulatory system is one of the reasons that it is consistently ranked as the best healthcare system in the world. In England, the independent regulator of health and social care is the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

 

Every hospital in the country is inspected by the CQC to ensure that patients receive high quality, safe care. The highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ is a coveted mark of exceptional care; less than one in ten hospitals in England are awarded it. At HCA Healthcare UK, almost two thirds of our hospitals are rated ’Outstanding’.

Help and support

  • The first steps to becoming a patient icon plus

    Please get in touch with HCA Healthcare UK using the enquiry form. We'll let you know what the next steps are. 
  • Completing a medical report and referral form icon plus

    You'll need to fill in the international patient centre referral form. Once we've received your medical report and referral form, it will be sent to the appropriate consultant for review. They will review your case and arrange for an appointment to be made.
  • Estimating how much treatment will cost icon plus

    You'll be sent an estimate of how much your treatment will cost and the amount of time you'll need to stay in the UK for your treatment and follow-up care.
  • Your appointment date and final cost icon plus

    We'll send you a letter confirming your appointment date and details. We'll also send you a cost guide. It's possible that the final cost of your treatment may be more than the guide price. We can only provide approximate costs until your consultant has seen you, ordered tests and decided on a course of treatment.
  • Arranging your visa icon plus

    Once your appointment is confirmed and we've received payment, we'll send you a 'confirmation to treat' letter. This letter will help you in your visa application process. We're here to help and guide you throughout the visa application process. Remember, we have no influence on UK immigration policies. Securing an appointment and getting a letter from us does not guarantee your visa application will be successful.
  • Insurance and sponsorship icon plus

    If you have health insurance: - We work with health insurance companies from all over the world. Contact your insurer for information about how to access an HCA hospital under your policy.

    If your government is sponsoring your treatment: - Please contact us so we can arrange to treat you in one of our facilities. HCA International accepts 'letters of guarantee' from many different countries.

    If your company is sponsoring your treatment: - We work with many different companies who pay for treatment abroad for their employees and their families. Please get in touch with us for more information.

How to get in touch

Contact our International Patient Team and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

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