Modern slavery is especially relevant to us as a charity with an international reach and client base. As a result, it is important that we, our trading business, and our Trustees never find ourselves in a position where we are directly, or indirectly, facilitating slavery or human trafficking.
We continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and are resolute to identify and eliminate this, or any elements of it, within our business and supply chain.
This Modern Slavery Statement (“Statement”) is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“Act”) and constitutes the entire Statement for the Charity for the financial year following 1st January 2023.
Our organisation and business
The London Clinic is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 211136) and is registered as a company limited by guarantee (company number 307579). The charity is governed by the Chairman and Board of Trustees. They in turn, delegate the day to day management of the clinic to the Executive Board of Directors.
The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, dedicated to providing the best personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. We have a number of premises in London across Harley Street and Devonshire Place, including:
- Our main hospital building, which spans Harley Street and Devonshire Place. It has eight floors, each with dedicated nursing teams covering specialty areas of medicine and surgery. The hospital comprises 234 beds, 10 theatres (including a Hybrid theatre and two minimally invasive and day surgery theatres), an endoscopy unit, a radiology unit, dialysis and a 13-bed Intensive Care Unit.
- The Duchess of Devonshire Wing is located at 22 Devonshire Place. The facility, which is built on eight floors, includes state-of-the-art radiotherapy, chemotherapy suites and 47 dedicated patient bedrooms.
- The Eye Centre at 119 Harley Street is a dedicated building which provides consulting, tests and treatments for a range of eye conditions.
- Consulting rooms and diagnostic services are located at 5 Devonshire Place. Services include blood tests, health assessments and diagnostic imaging.
- Consulting room suites are also located at 145 Harley Street, 120 Harley Street and 116 Harley Street.
- Our administration building is located at 1 Park Square West.
Over 1,000 staff work in specialist teams at The London Clinic, across all clinical and non-clinical areas, combined with over 400 consultant surgeons and physicians.
Our supply chains
The charity continues to harness the expertise of a range of suppliers (some of which are based outside of the United Kingdom), for medical consumables, as well as various activities carried out both internally and externally. The charity’s suppliers may assist with the provision of goods for us to sell in our onsite cafe, or they may provide services to our clinical staff. Suppliers also support the day-to-day operations of the organisation.
In line with the spirit of the Act (that organisations should adopt an approach of continuous improvement in relation to their actions to tackle slavery and human trafficking), we continue to review the charity’s supply chain and procurement processes. This enables us to monitor historic and new contracts including, but not limited to, how they comply with our Statement, to:
- Assess the risks of slavery and human trafficking
- Enable us to implement appropriate protections and seek assurances where required
- Ensure that the charity has a solid foundation for monitoring and mitigating risks, and
- For compliance purposes.
We are committed to making all of our staff aware of the charity’s views in relation to slavery and human trafficking. The policies we have in place provide guidance on areas such as whistleblowing, procurement and safeguarding. All of our policies are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they address the modern slavery risk.
In addition, our policies continue to be provided to our suppliers on the basis that if we engage a supplier, it is expected that they, their employees and anyone they engage with, should comply with the principles set by the charity.
Due diligence and risk management
Due diligence checks continue to be undertaken on prospective suppliers to the charity.
We understand the importance of being vigilant so that we can quickly identify and address any issues associated with slavery and human trafficking. The charity is committed to continually develop and improve this Statement and the protections in place. Around the beginning of each financial year, the charity will release an updated version of this Statement.
This Statement is approved by: Al Russell, Chief Executive.