The London Clinic was granted charitable status in 1935 and the hospital has been committed to reinvesting its financial surplus to help improve healthcare for patients ever since.
As a charity, The London Clinic is able to continuously invest in the latest medical technology, facilities, clinical and nursing support. Recent milestones achieved through the Clinic’s programme of reinvestment include:
- the development of some of the most advanced endoscopy facilities in the independent sector
- a new hybrid operating theatre which allows complex vascular surgery to be performed with detailed imaging equipment
- the da Vinci-S® Surgical System - robotic-assisted technology which enables our surgeons to treat a range of conditions. For many patients this means less pain following surgery and faster recovery times
- the introduction of the CyberKnife to The Duchess of Devonshire Wing, a robotic radiosurgery system which offers a painless treatment method for a range of cancers and neurosurgical conditions
The charity is proud of its high nurse to patient ratio, helping us to provide patients with the highest standards of nursing care in the private hospital sector.
Advancing medical research
The London Clinic is actively involved in ethically approved medical research to improve standards of healthcare. Our Ethics Committee has granted approval of a significant number of current clinical trials involving Clinic patients or their records in areas such as leukaemia and prostate cancer. All trials must meet the rigorous criteria set by the Ethics Committee, which includes ensuring appropriate patient information and consent is in place, in accordance with relevant General Medical Council (GMC) guidelines.
Training and education for the NHS
The London Clinic is proud to provide NHS nursing and clinical staff access to its hospital facilities and medical and technical expertise through clinical placements. The London Clinic provides all training without charge and all students trained at the hospital will become NHS employees.
Subsidy for patients in the British Armed Forces
The London Clinic works together with King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes to offer a subsidy for inpatient and outpatient treatment for Service personnel. The subsidy is available to all patients who are currently serving or have previously served in the British Armed Forces, regardless of rank and length of service, as well as their spouses, ex-spouses, widows and widowers - extending its availability to a population of more than 13 million people.
New Victoria Medical Foundation (NVMF)
The London Clinic and The New Victoria Medical Foundation (NVMF) have teamed up to jointly fund the medical care of NHS patients in need of treatment for conditions, which though not life-threatening, are regarded as significantly impairing their quality of life.
Helping people to live with cancer
The London Clinic works in partnership with a number of charities to offer funding for posts, practical support and the use of its specialist facilities. Cancer care is an area of particular interest and our collaboration with Macmillan to develop the Richard Hambro Macmillan Cancer Information Centre gives patients, their friends and relatives access to valuable information and support.
Bone marrow donation
The London Clinic is also proud to be the only independent hospital to provide bone marrow stem cell collection and a harvesting centre for the Anthony Nolan Trust (ANT). The Clinic’s highly skilled medical staff are able to use the state-of-the-art facilities at the hospital to support the charity in providing life-saving donors for patients in need of bone marrow transplants.