WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom, 17 February, 2019: Regent's Park Healthcare Ltd. (RPH), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced it has entered into a ground-breaking partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP).

The RPH & UHP partnership will lead to the development of a state-of-the-art cardiology centre, to be called the ‘Peninsula Heart Clinic’, based within Derriford hospital and situated on land opposite the South West Cardiothoracic Centre. The new heart clinic will expand cardiology capacity, reducing NHS waiting times and build on UHP’s reputation for being a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic services across the South West of England.

Dr. Anil Ohri, Chief Executive of RPH said: “This partnership is excellent news for patients and the local economy in and around Plymouth. The multi-million pound investment we are making will create 21 new jobs and rapidly lower waiting times for people to access life-saving treatments.” Dr. Ohri added: “This new venture is perfectly aligned with our long-term strategy of working with NHS cardiac departments to address their operational challenges whilst improving patient experience and clinical outcomes. The Peninsula Heart Clinic will expand our nationwide network of healthcare services and confirm our position as the UK’s leading NHS partner of managed cardiology services.” Peninsula Heart Clinic is scheduled to open in May 2019.


PLYMOUTH, University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust, 2 July, 2019: In February, we announced a great new partnership with Regent’s Park Healthcare (RPH) to reduce waiting times for specialist cardiology treatment. RPH has built and just opened a specialist cardiology centre, called the Peninsula Heart Clinic (PHC) on the Derriford hospital campus. PHC's first patient, Pamela Robertson, was absolutely delighted with her treatment: “Everyone was so nice; they made a scary experience less scary. This was my fourth procedure and I would be very comfortable coming back here in the future as everyone was so lovely.” RPH Chief Executive, Dr Anil Ohri and PHC General Manager, David Smith from Regent’s Park Healthcare commemorated the occasion with flowers and gifts. The new facility is expected to treat around 1,500 NHS patients each year, seeing those requiring basic angiograms, straight-forward day-case Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) as well as patients requiring cardiac devices. In a partnership arrangement, the new centre offers services for NHS patients three days per week initially. It is staffed by RPH cath lab and recovery staff, with consultants from University Hospitals Plymouth carrying out the procedures. Similar cardiology public-private partnerships are running elsewhere in the country but in most areas, this work is outsourced to an off-site facility. The NHS retains control in this arrangement using a private facility situated on an NHS site, building on Plymouth’s status as a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic services.


Having opened its doors and successfully completed its 'soft launch' period to test processes and systems, Peninsula Heart Clinic will be formally opened by Johnny Mercer MP. More information on dates and opening ceremony to follow.

Peninsula Heart Clinic finalist at the 2020 HealthInvestor Awards

Peninsula Heart Clinic is a brand new, state-of-the-art, private patient cardiology centre located within Derriford hospital campus that opened in July 2019. 

This innovative strategic partnership between the two organisations ensures that patients receive  world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service, together with the confidence of being in the NHS with its safety-net of services on hand.

In summary, the Peninsula Heart Clinic business model is a highly innovative and disruptive approach to the delivery of cardiac services across the UK. It provides a novel blueprint on how the public and private sectors can co-exist in the delivery of safe, high quality and efficient care.

Background to the HealthInvestor Awards:

  • The HealthInvestor Awards is the biggest event of the year for the independent health industry.
  • The forum is designed to promote excellence and recognise innovation in the independent healthcare sector and attracts over 1,200 guests each year to the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. This year, the judges will be looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to healthcare in 2019.
  • The HealthInvestor Awards offer an opportunity to showcase expertise and commitment to what is an increasingly important sector for the UK economy. The awards are aimed at those professionals investing in, advising or operating companies in the health and social care and the finalists represent the leading players in this diverse and burgeoning market.
  • Successful entries are shortlisted on the awards website before being sent to an independent panel of high profile judges. Finalists and other firms active in the health sector will then have the opportunity to attend a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London’s largest prestige events venue.

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