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November 08, 2019

London Digestive Centre rated outstanding by CQC

London Digestive Centre , part of HCA Healthcare UK, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by national regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


Designed to offer seamless care pathways from consultation and diagnosis to treatment and long-term management of all gastrointestinal conditions, London Digestive Centre is a purpose-built outpatient and diagnostics centre within The Princess Grace Hospital campus. It equipped with an advanced imaging suite, 17 consulting rooms, two treatment suites and facilities for x-ray, Fibroscan, MRI, CT and ultrasound.


The CQC found examples of outstanding practice that enable the delivery of high quality, medical care, including:

             Highly individualised and meticulously researched care plans

             Proactive and responsive approach to meeting patient needs

             Advanced leadership strategies

             Provision of resources and support to encourage sustainable professional development


The report praised the facility for placing patient care ‘at the heart of the service’, centred above all on treating patients and colleagues with compassion and kindness.

The CQC also highlighted the quality of services across the facility to meet the needs of patients, with particularly meticulous research and highly individualised care plans in dietary services. 


The CQC commended the London Digestive Centre’s CEO, Miranda Dodd, for fostering a culture of genuine inclusivity. This was reflected in the comments of staff, who said, "It’s an absolute joy being here. I’ve got time to do my job and you feel that you’re making a difference."


By contributing to a positive, inclusive working culture, the outstanding leadership across the facility were considered to have driven innovative and motivational opportunities and resources for long-term staff development and sustainability. The CQC said, "Leaders actively and openly engaged with patients, staff, equality groups, the public and local services to plan services [and] improve services for patients. The service had a vision for what it wanted to achieve, and a strategy to turn it into action."


Miranda Dodd, CEO of London Digestive Centre and The Princess Grace Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, said; "We are delighted to have received an ‘Outstanding’ result from the CQC, and are proud that our passionate staff, exceptional patient care and tailored services have been recognised.


"We have a dedicated team who everyday go above and beyond to give our patients the very best care. We are constantly working to provide the highest quality care and ensure holistic patient wellbeing".


Read the CQC’s full report here 



For more information contact HCAUK@thephagroup.com / 020 7025 1363 / 07876 899 925

About The London Digestive Centre
The London Digestive Centre is HCA’s purpose built, flagship, digestive health centre, specialising in upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases, liver and pancreatic disorders, and ENT conditions.

The London Digestive Centre’s advanced facilities include: 17 consulting rooms; two treatment rooms; onsite Clinical Nurse specialists and dieticians; MRI, CT and ultrasound scanners; X-ray and Fibroscan. For more complex endoscopic services, the centre is supported by The London Endoscopy Centre at The Princess Grace Hospital.

About The Princess Grace Hospital
The Princess Grace Hospital is one of the UK’s best-equipped, multidisciplinary, acute, surgical private hospitals, offering access to the latest innovative technology and pioneering medical treatment for Breast Care, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Urology and Sports Medicine.

The Princess Grace Hospital is home to specialist focus clinics includes include: The London Breast Institute, The London Digestive Centre, The London Orthopaedics Centre, London Urology Centre and The Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health and a newly refurbished London Endoscopy Centre.

About HCA Healthcare UK

•             HCA Healthcare UK is the country’s largest provider of privately funded healthcare, with 800,000 patient interactions every year. From complex and urgent care, to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, we provide expert medical care across our network of hospitals, outpatient facilities and NHS partnerships.

•             HCA Healthcare UK includes The Princess Grace Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, Roodlane Medical Ltd, and Blossoms Healthcare.  HCA UK also partner with leading NHS Trusts to provide care at HCA UK at University College Hospital, The Christie Private Care and Private Care at Guy’s.

•             https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/ 

London Digestive Centre at the Princess Grace Hospital rated outstanding by CQC
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