Mayo Clinic and Oxford University Clinic have opened their long-awaited joint venture clinic in London’s Harley Street district.
The preventive health clinic on Portland Place will offer advanced screening and diagnostics services with personalised health plans aimed at both individual and corporate clients. The programme is based on Mayo Clinic’s executive health screening service, which isdesigned to enable indiviuals to take a proactive approach to managing their health.
Like other new entrants to the London market Schoen Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic Healthcare in partnership with Oxford University Clinic is moving away from the practising privileges model of consultant engagement and the facility’s core medical team will be salaried.
Dr Stephen Cassivi, medical director at the clinic and vice chair of the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said: ‘We are delighted to partner with Oxford University Clinic to bring this premium healthcare facility to London. Together, we bring a patient-centred ethos, with the patient’s needs and experience front and centre of everything we do — whether that’s a warm welcome by our front of house team, to the time and care spent with our physicians. After years of hard work, we are excited to be launching this new clinic and to be welcoming our first clients through the door.’
The clinic is the first example of what is expected to be a long-term collaboration between the two organisations designed to drive advances in medical research. The core medical team is drawn from across the UK and the US and as well as individual expertise in preventive medicine, executive stress and burnout, sleep medicine and travel health, will be able to draw upon the expertise of physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic and Oxford University Clinic.
‘Mayo Clinic is widely recognised as a world leader in healthcare and so we are excited to be working with colleagues from Mayo through this transatlantic partnership,’ added Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust CEO Dr Bruno Holthof. ‘The new London clinic is the first step for the joint venture and is the key focus for all partners involved at this stage but we are looking forward to exploring other areas for possible collaboration in the future.’