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What are my options for private healthcare in London and the surrounding area?

In terms of private healthcare, London is blessed with countless world class hospitals providing unrivalled levels of care and treatment. The capital has a tremendous reputation for medical care, and rightly so.

Patients travel from all over the world to receive private medical treatment in London. Whether you need a hip replacement or a little plastic surgery, there are few cities with the sheer number of high quality medial facilities.

This puts prospective patients in the wonderful position of being able to choose the right private hospital to meet their needs, whether it be the most affordable or the closest to their home.

In contrast, NHS healthcare in London cannot boast such a wonderful reputation. For many years, the capital was home to some of the worst performing hospitals in the country. However, an incredible amount of money has been pumped into London's health system, and standards have improved considerably.

Schemes such as Healthcare for London, a 10-year programme to transform medical care in the capital, are helping this great city develop a health system that we can all be proud of. There is still a long way to go, but the first steps have been well and truly taken.

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