Our relationship with the NHS

Great Ormond Street Hospital International and Private Patients Service is a private division of the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital. Both services are in the same location in central London.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is part of the United Kingdom's state-funded National Health Service (NHS), a world-respected service with massive resources covering every level of healthcare for people living in the UK.

Only consultants who have practising privileges at Great Ormond Street Hospital are allowed to admit patients to the International and Private Patients Service. This ensures only the highest calibre of specialists, who are experts in their field of work, provide care for international and private patients.

Groundbreaking medical advances in paediatric care are made at Great Ormond Street Hospital every year and the hospital is continuously pushing forwards to bring more positive outcomes for the sickest children, including our patients who travel from abroad.

Being part of such an impressive institution provides the international and private patients not only with the highest calibre of on-site medical and nursing expertise, but also with state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care unit services. These services are unrivalled when compared to other children's services.

In addition, being part of the NHS ensures Great Ormond Street Hospital has a world-class infrastructure to treat children from around the globe, with highly skilled, multidisciplinary teams covering the hospital 24 hours a day, all year round.

This relationship with the NHS brings an extended network of other leading institutions and even more expertise for us to call upon: Great Ormond Street Hospital, together with the Institute of Child Health (part of University College London) has the largest paediatric research facility in Europe.

This concentration of medical expertise and unrivalled facilities, backed up with the infrastructure of the NHS including its commitment to achieving the very best outcome for each and every patient we care for, sets us apart from all other private children's services, both in England and in other countries.