Today, I’m hosting a guest post about private healthcare, in particular London private consultants

London has long been recognised as a centre of excellence in medicine. HCA Hospitalshas six hospitals in the city which have some of the best patient outcome rates in the United Kingdom and are virtually free of MRSA. More than 700 London private consultants are thus employed, treating an extensive number of conditions ranging from the mundane to the most complicated.

Many consultants hold senior positions at eminent teaching hospitals, where the sterling work of HCA Hospitals is acknowledged: more than 3,000 consultants from these institutions submit patients to HCA hospitals. Patients from 127 countries have been treated, and consultants are experienced in meeting their cultural and dietary needs. Consultants can visit overseas hospitals.

HCA hospitals are leaders in many areas, including assisted conception, cancer, cardiac care, liver transplant, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics and women’s health. HCA invests continuously, so its consultants can employ the most up-to-date technology. The Harley Street Clinic was the first in the country to use the CyberKnife system upon tumours and also has two RapidArc radiotherapy machines. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital has a Gamma Knife machine for the treatment of brain cancer.

In London, HCA hospitals outperform some of the best NHS acute hospitals.