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Choosing Barts and The London Hospitals

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NHS patients in England can choose where and when they have hospital treatment. If you need specialist treatment, you have the right to choose between at least four hospitals or clinics.

Here are the top five reasons to choose us:

  • Top ranked teaching hospitals in England - the Healthcare Commission rates the quality of our services as excellent.
  • One of the best survival rate records in England - consistently high ratings in Dr Foster’s Good Hospital Guide.
  • Advanced care – leading specialists, advanced technology and access to many of the latest drugs and treatments.
  • Safe hands – rigorous safety standards produce excellent performance and our MRSA rates are compare well with other specialist London hospitals.
  • Fast and easy access - consistently achieving national targets set for hospital waiting times.

To find out about the medical services available at Barts, The Royal London or The London Chest Hospital, please view 'Our services' pages

If you decide that you would like to come to Barts and The London hospitals for your treatment please speak to your GP or hospital doctor. They will let you know if your choice is an option, and once a referral has been made to us, they will give you a reference number and our appointments booking number (020 7601 8099). You will then need to call us to arrange a suitable date and time for your initial appointment.

More information about patient choice can be found on the NHS website

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