London Clinic opens new rapid diagnostics centre

  • 21st February 2024

The new six-storey facility will enable quicker access to treatment and earlier diagnoses

The London Clinic, one of the UK’s leading private hospitals, has opened a new Rapid Diagnostics Centre in London’s world-renowned medical district, Harley Street.

The purpose-built centre, which is set across six floors, is located at 142-146 Harley Street, a stone’s throw from the main hospital.

It will focus on urology, gynaecology, breast, and dermatology, as well as support a focus on early diagnosis, particularly in cancer.

Patients will be seen within 24-48 hours of booking and, with its own state-of-the-art pathology lab on site, the clinic can conduct and review tests and scans and get the results reported directly to the doctor or consultant within 72 hours.

When required the centre will also offer same-day rapid access to radiological, endoscopic procedures, and minor ‘surgeries’ to visualise tissue and take biopsies.

And, once a treatment plan is in place, patients will be offered personalised support which could include therapy-based treatments such as talking therapies, physiotherapy, dietetics, or occupational therapy.

Chief Executive, Al Russell, said: “We know outcomes are hugely influenced by early diagnosis and our rapid diagnostics centre will deliver exactly that.

“It will combine the best in science and clinical expertise with a warm and caring environment.”

The centre is part of The London Clinic’s charitable purpose to invest surplus income to continuously update equipment and facilities, support research, and train staff to improve health outcomes for patients and to benefit the local community.

It was made possible by generous donations, including an initial donation of £4m from the Rausing family, whose name is given to the facility – The Julia and Hans Rausing Building.

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