Weve received multiple awards and recognition for our specialist heart and lung care services.


Our Newsweek listing

We're pleased to share that all four hospitals that make up adult services across Guy's and St Thomas' Specialist Care have been ranked as some of the world's best for 2024 by US Newsweek, the American weekly news magazine.

Its 2024 list of ‘World’s Best Specialized Hospitals’ is based on a global survey of over 40,000 medical experts from more than 20 countries. The list is released annually and covers multiple areas of medicine, ranking international hospitals by specialism, based on the global survey results.

We’re very proud that Royal Brompton Hospital has been ranked 4th in pulmonology, 9th in cardiology, and 19th in cardiac surgery. St Thomas' and Harefield hospitals were also commended in the cardiology category.

Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals were commended in both the obstetrics and gynaecology and urology rankings, while St Thomas' Hospital received further recognition in the gastroenterology category.

We are also delighted that the incredible team at Evelina London Children’s Hospital has been recognised in the paediatric hospitals category for the outstanding care they provide to our young patients and their families.

Read the full Newsweek report here.


Centre of Excellence

We are delighted that Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ Heart Rhythm Centre (HRC) has been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by the Arrhythmia Alliance. 

The Heart Rhythm Centre is home to one of the largest device implantation services in the country, including for pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and devices for cardiac resynchronisation. 

The centre is a national leader in cardiac resynchronisation therapy. The team was involved in the early development of this important therapy which helps to treat heart failure and improve the heart’s rhythm. 

The centre also has specialist expertise in device therapy of complex patients with congenital and/or paediatric heart disease and provides regional device extraction using state-of-the-art laser therapy. 

The Arrythmia Alliance is a coalition of independent charities, patients, carers, medical groups and professionals. These groups work together to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, providing support, information and education to raise awareness. 

Visit the Arrhythmia Alliance website here


'Healthcare Outcomes’ award winners 

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care won a ‘Healthcare Outcomes’ award for our lung cancer services at the LaingBuisson Awards.

Our consultants are specialists in lung cancer care and continuously research new treatments to improve healthcare outcomes.

This award is for our lung tumour ablation service at Royal Brompton Hospital, led by Dr Carole Ridge, our consultant cardiothoracic and interventional radiologist.




International Cardio-Oncology Society Recognition

Royal Brompton Hospital has been named as a Gold Class Centre of Excellence by the International Cardio-Oncology Society – its highest accolade for cardio-oncology services.  

Cardio-oncology is the field of heart health in cancer patients and Royal Brompton’s service is one of only six hospitals outside of the US and 15 worldwide to receive the gold status from the US-based society.  

Our service, started by our consultants Dr Alexander Lyon and Professor Stuart Rosen, has provided expert heart care to over 1,500 cancer patients and survivors.  

Our specialists also provide education and training in cardio-oncology to healthcare professionals around the world.  

Learn more about the award here.


Award-winning international patient services

We’ve been awarded as the leading ‘Specialist international patient centre’ in the world by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ). 

The IMTJ provides independent insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector, to ensure that international patient expectations are met and that the industry maintains a high standard. The award was given to us for being the specialist centre that demonstrated the greatest success in attracting and serving international patients globally. Read more about the awards on the IMTJ website.  

You can also find more information about our award-winning international patient services here.




Best private hospitals in London

Our private patient service has been identified as one of the best in London by myTribe, the health, life and business insurance experts.

myTribe is an independent insurance information service that provides unbiased and thoroughly researched guidance on insurance policies, such as, this piece which reviews the private best health insurance in the UK.

You can use their website to learn more about various types of insurance available in the UK and find an FCA authorised broker to provide you with individual, tailored advice.