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After talking to GPs and patients to see how we can offer the best possible service, we have launched a private patient rapid access clinic for cardiac assessment and diagnostics at Royal Brompton Hospital.


Short-notice appointments

As one the world’s leading heart hospitals, Royal Brompton Hospital offers short-notice appointments with leading consultant cardiologists and expert clinicians, from Monday to Friday.

For patients with chest pains or any cardiac symptoms requiring non-emergency assessment, rapid access can mean a same day appointment, as long as the patient has a medical referral.


Same-day access to most diagnostics

Royal Brompton Hospital offers diagnostic tests for a full range of heart and lung medical conditions, giving private patients direct access to state-of-the-art equipment and medical expertise at very short notice. 

Same-day appointments can speed up the diagnostic process and give patients peace of mind. If a range of tests are needed these can all be done during the same visit with results on the same day in most cases.

Same-day appointments are usually available for diagnostics using:

  • echocardiogram
  • ECG
  • chest x-ray
  • trans-telephonic event recorders
  • a range of blood and other tests. 

Tests available with one to two days' notice include:

  • CT scans
  • cardiac magnetic resonance scans 
  • bone density scans
  • lung function tests
  • nuclear medicine scans
  • pacing checks.

Access to world-renowned expertise

At Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, every patient can be confident that they will have access to the most comprehensive range of medical and diagnostic facilities that are only available from a large, specialist NHS Foundation Trust hospital.

The costs of patient treatment may be covered by private medical insurance - please check with your insurance company. 


The rapid access diagnostics service is available at Royal Brompton Hospital on Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

To book an appointment, contact our customer services team.