Overseas Referrers

The team at RB&HH Specialist Care works closely with a range of partners, agents, hospitals and consultants to provide first-class medical care for patients from across the world.

Increasingly, international patients are seeking treatment at Royal Brompton and Harefield to take advantage of the specialist expertise and advanced technologies unique to our hospitals.

If you are an agent or hospital from outside of the UK, read the below to find out what we can offer:

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Management of overseas referrals

feature-image-04Our international liaison team at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals works with healthcare organisations to ensure a seamless referral pathway for patients seeking heart and lung care in the UK.

We can help organise appointments and issue invitation letters for treatment (which help secure visas for travel to the UK). We can also coordinate the exchange of medical records amongst healthcare professionals, book accommodation and arrange interpreters during the patient’s stay.

To refer a patient, complete an online form, email: international@rbht.nhs.uk or call: +44 (0)2073518471 or +44 (0)2073518796

Remote second opinions for medical treatment

Second opinion-v2RB&HH Specialist Care provides a remote second opinion service to overseas patients. Our expert consultants will review the patient’s medical reports and diagnostic tests, and provide their medical recommendation that can be shared with the patient’s doctor. This can be done via email, telephone or online using a range of online platforms.

Visit our Second Opinion page for full details

Clinical training and Visiting Doctors Programme

1623_D11_0791RB&HH Specialist Care offers observership and clinical fellowship programmes within our hospitals, enabling doctors to develop their expertise in heart and lung care.

We also provide a visiting doctors programme where our consultants undertake a short visit to work alongside local consultants. During the visit, our consultant can help run outpatient clinics, operate on any appropriate patient cases, participate in clinical discussions and undertake CME lectures. Emergency visits can be organised on a case-by-case basis.

Email our team to find out more: privatepatients@rbht.nhs.uk


Academic partnerships and seminars

feature-sampleOur consultants work extensively with academic institutions around the world to find and develop new ways of treating heart and lung disease.

In addition, our clinicians regularly travel to different countries to give talks on our latest surgical techniques and procedures.

If you’d like to arrange one of our consultants to speak at a conference or would like to collaborate on joint research, please email us and we can help to arrange this.


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