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  • Independent hospital

Sarah Cannon Research UK

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

93 Harley Street, London, W1G 6AD (020) 3219 5200

Provided and run by:
Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 31 March 2023

Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK was a dedicated clinical trials unit for cancer patients. Sarah Cannon Research UK was a location provided by Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK Limited, which was part of the wider HCA UK network of providers and locations. The unit offered early phase clinical trials and was supported by the global centres in clinical research. The service was located in Harley Street, London. All care is physician led, with the unit being led by a consultant. The location provided service to cancer patients over 18 years of age from the local community, nationally and some international patients. The unit was open to both NHS and private patients and there was no cost to the patient of participating in a clinical trial.

The service comprises of 2 consulting rooms and three treatment rooms with a total of 12-day case places (two beds and 10 chairs). Treatment room one had two beds for patients staying for approximately 12 hours, treatment room two had four chairs in private pods for patients staying approximately six hours and treatment room three had six chairs in an open environment for patients staying approximately four hours.

The regulated activities the service is registered for is:

  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

There was a registered manager in place at this location since it registered with the CQC.

The main service provided by this hospital was cancer services.

Overall inspection


Updated 31 March 2023

We rated this service for the first time. We rated it as good because:

  • The service had enough staff to care for patients and keep them safe. Staff had training in key skills, understood how to protect patients from abuse, and managed safety well. The service-controlled infection risk well. Staff assessed risks to patients, acted on them and kept good care records. They managed medicines well. The service managed safety incidents well and learned lessons from them.
  • Staff provided good care and treatment, gave patients enough to eat and drink, and gave them pain relief when they needed it. Managers monitored the effectiveness of the service and made sure staff were competent. Staff worked well together for the benefit of patients, advised them on how to lead healthier lives, supported them to make decisions about their care, and had access to good information.
  • Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, took account of their individual needs, and helped them understand their conditions. They provided emotional support to patients, families and carers.
  • The service planned care to meet the needs of local people, took account of patients’ individual needs, and made it easy for people to give feedback. People could access the service when they needed it and did not have to wait too long for treatment.
  • Leaders ran services well using reliable information systems and supported staff to develop their skills. Staff understood the service’s vision and values, and how to apply them in their work. Staff felt respected, supported and valued. They were focused on the needs of patients receiving care. Staff were clear about their roles and accountabilities. The service engaged well with patients and the community to plan and manage services and all staff were committed to improving services continually.


  • The design and use of facilities of one treatment room made it feel cluttered and cramped when fully occupied by staff, patients and visitors.