Nuffield Health

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Not to be confused with Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, a hospital in Oxford.

Nuffield Health is a non-profit organisation (the UK's largest health charity) in the United Kingdom, established in 1957, which operates a range of health and wellbeing facilities including Nuffield Health Hospitals and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres.

It is independent of the National Health Service and is constituted as a registered charity. Its objectives are "to advance, promote and maintain health and healthcare of all descriptions and to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill health of every kind."

As a private provider, fees are charged to patients. In 2011 it had an annual gross income of £576 million,[1] making it one of the five largest charities in the UK.[2]

It operates over 200 facilities including 30 private hospitals (29 in England and one in Scotland — Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital),[3] one joint venture private hospital (Nuffield Health Cardiff & Vale Hospitals), 74 Fitness and Wellbeing centres across the UK, and five medical centres.


Nuffield Health have won multiple awards, including the Laing and Buisson award for Risk management, and Management Excellence in 2009 and 2010 (respectively) and the Flame award for Integrated Corporate Wellbeing site in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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