The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS Foundation Trust which operates the Royal Marsden Hospital facilities on two sites:

Private patients[edit]

The trust hopes to raise 45% of its income from private patients and other non-NHS sources in 2016/7 and is trying to raise its income from paying patients from £90m to £100m.[1] According to LaingBuisson it is the most commercially orientated NHS hospital. It increased private patient income by 13% from 2014 to 2016 to £77 million.[2] In 2018-19 it made £121 million through its private patient units, more than a quarter of its total income, and about 18% of all the private healthcare carried out in England by the NHS. This growth was led by imaging and robotic surgery.[3]


In 1991 the Royal Marsden became the first NHS hospital to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Technology for its work on drug development. The hospital achieved the international quality standard ISO 9001 for radiotherapy in 1996 and for chemotherapy in 2003. It was recognised as one of six centres of excellence in the Government’s NHS Plan and has achieved four national Charter Marks for all its services, the most recent awarded in 2005.

In April 2004 it became one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts.

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 3528 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 2.85%. 89% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 71% recommended it as a place to work.[4]

In March 2016 the Trust was ranked third in the Learning from Mistakes League.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NHS in dash for private cash". The Times. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "NHS expands private care to help fill £20bn funding gap". Financial Times. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work". Health Service Journal. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  4. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Trusts ranked in 'learning from mistakes' league". Health Service Journal. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.

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