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About BMI Healthcare

BMI Healthcare is the UK's leading independent provider of private healthcare, with more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the UK. More than 6,500 dedicated specialist Consultants practice their specialisms at our hospitals, which handle more than 2 million patient visits per year.

BMI Healthcare has been caring for the community since 1970, offering over 500 different treatments across more than 60 specialties. We also have esteemed centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care.

As the UK's leading independent provider of private healthcare, we offer fast access to treatment provided through stringent care. As supported by the NHS, our patients average just 3.1 physiotherapy treatment sessions, compared to the national average 4-6 sessions. Over 95% of our patients rated our overall quality of care as very good or excellent, and 97.5% of our patients say they would recommend us to family and friends.

Stringent standards of clinical excellence

Our hospitals are highly reputable for providing excellent medical and surgical facilities and always meeting diligent quality of care standards.

Nearly half of the procedures undertaken at BMI hospitals are of a major or complex nature, reflecting the capabilities of our large network of healthcare professionals.

However complex your health issue, we're here to help with commendable care and speed.

Your health and wellbeing

BMI hospitals are built around your comfort and wellbeing at all times. The majority of our private hospital rooms are en-suite, with satellite TV, telephone, radio and, in many, WiFi internet. 

Caring professionals

Our expert, multidisciplinary team of caring medical professionals are on hand 24-hours-a-day to meet your clinical needs and ensure you're looked after at each stage of your healthcare journey.

To discover more about the services and facilities on offer with BMI Healthcare, click here.

Here's just a few numbers reflecting our dedication to high-quality and innovative care. We have:

  • 51 hospitals throughout the UK;
  • Over 500 different treatments across more than 60 specialities, with centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care;
  • 6,500+ Consultants;
  • 1,700,000 outpatient visits per year;
  • 296,000 inpatient visits per year;
  • Over 95.9% of our patients rated our overall quality of care as very good or excellent*;
  • 98% of our patients say they would recommend us to family and friends*;
  • Cared for the local community since the 1970s, and
  • Our patients average just 3.1 physiotherapy treatment sessions. The national average is 4-6.

*Patient satisfaction survey 2019

Circle Health, the independent hospital group, acquired BMI Healthcare in 2020 in a deal to deliver a new generation of best-in-class hospitals. 

Circle’s existing independent hospitals combine award-winning architecture and patient experience with cutting-edge medical equipment. Healthcare professionals and colleagues at both Circle and BMI have worked incredibly hard to support the NHS during the pandemic, treating over 10,000 patients to ensure essential care continues for those who need it most. 

Commenting on this exciting acquisition, Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health said: "BMI Healthcare is well-known for its highly-skilled staff and clinicians, and together we believe we can set new standards on quality in our sector. We plan to invest in cutting-edge technology and the latest medical treatments to help us transform care in our hospitals."

"BMI Healthcare is well-known for its highly-skilled staff and clinicians, and together we believe we can set new standards on quality in our sector. We plan to invest in cutting-edge technology and the latest medical treatments to help us transform care in our hospitals." Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health

Our aim

We aim to provide the highest standards in all aspects of patient care. This includes ensuring unequalled attention to hygiene and involving patients in the process to minimise any risks of infection.

This enables us to maintain our excellent record for cases and rates of MRSA, Clostridium Difficile and wound infection. Detailed information is provided on each of these topics.

MRSA screening

BMI Healthcare is committed to the provision of high quality care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. This includes robust infection prevention and control activities to minimise the risk of any of our patients acquiring any healthcare associated infection.

BMI Healthcare's routine practice in relation to MRSA screening is to take a targeted and focused approach and screen selectively in light of the clinical needs of each patient. The availability of dedicated nursing teams, compliance with appropriate precautions, and single room accommodation, which can be used for isolation rooms if required, enable us to adopt this approach.

All NHS England and Wales Patients admitted under contracted agreement are screened for MRSA in line with the latest Department of Health (DH) Guidance.

An eradication programme is offered to those patients whose screening results indicate that they are colonised with MRSA.

All results are monitored and evaluated and will guide further policy development.

A copy of our policy on the management of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is available here.

Eliminating mixed sex accommodation

BMI Healthcare complies with NHS requirements for the elimination of mixed sex accommodation. A copy of BMI Healthcare's declaration confirming this is available here.

VTE risk assessment

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), the current term which covers deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE), has been widely reported as being responsible for up to 25,000 largely preventable deaths in UK hospital patients each year.

As part of our commitment to clinical excellence, every patient admitted to a BMI Healthcare hospital or clinic will undergo a detailed VTE risk assessment on admission and then periodically during their stay.

The risk assessment process categorises patients according to their individual risk of developing DVT and recommends the appropriate action for the medical practitioner to prescribe including medication mechanical devices to be administered to relevant patients during their hospital stay and for patients who remain at risk of developing a VTE after discharge from hospital.

BMI Healthcare is the first national private healthcare provider in the UK to be awarded VTE Exemplar Centre status across its whole network of hospitals and clinics by the Department of Health.

BMI Healthcare's clinical and strategic implementation and on-going development has earned them the award of Best VTE Education Initiative at the Lifeblood National VTE Awards.

Lifeblood the thrombosis charity, alongside Awards partners, the All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group and the NHS VTE Prevention Programme, recognise the role BMI Healthcare has played in sharing best practice with the NHS.

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