Research-led cancer care in central London

Prof Chris Nutting, Clinical Director of The Royal Marsden Private Care at Cavendish Square, outside the new diagnostic and treatment facility


The Royal Marsden Private Care has opened a new diagnostic and treatment centre in Cavendish Square.

The Royal Marsden has expanded its Private Care presence in London by opening a brand-new, research-led, diagnostic, outpatient and treatment facility in Cavendish Square. 

Located in the heart of the capital’s world-renowned and respected healthcare district between Oxford Street and Harley Street, housed in an Edwardian listed building, the new facility offers CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ standards of cancer care to patients in a calm, modern and reassuring environment.

Cavendish Square will offer patients fast and direct access to The Royal Marsden’s world-leading diagnostic and research active consultants specialising in a full range of cancer services. 

Cavendish Square will initially see both private care and NHS patients, ensuring that all patients with suspected cancer receive quick access to diagnostic tests. 

The centre will also contribute to the financial sustainability of The Royal Marsden, ensuring all patients benefit as part of the unique, integrated partnership between The Royal Marsden’s NHS and Private Care services. 

Prof Chris Nutting, consultant clinical oncologist and clinical director of The Royal Marsden Private Care at Cavendish Square, said: ‘The Royal Marsden sees and treats 60,000 NHS and private patients every year and Cavendish Square is an exciting new development that will allow our multi­disciplinary teams to offer world-class standards of cancer care to even more patients, diagnosing cancers faster with a targeted and personalised approach.’

Shams Maladwala, managing director at Cavendish Square

Shams Maladwala, managing director of The Royal Marsden Private Care, said: ‘Improving patient access to better and more rapid diagnostics is a priority at The Royal Marsden, and Caven­dish Square is part of a broader strategy to diagnose cancer faster and earlier. 

‘Thanks to our integrated model, patients seeking the very best private cancer treatment can do so safe in the knowledge that it is backed by the strictest safety standards and governance usually only seen in the NHS. 

‘Further investment in the trust’s NHS services from Private Care revenue provides the best of both worlds for both patients and clinicians, supporting The Royal Marsden in continuing to be worldwide leaders in the field of cancer diagnosis, treatment, care, research and education.’

At Cavendish Square, you and your patients will benefit from The Royal Marsden’s new GP fast-track referral service, which includes:

 Additional capacity for private patient appointments;

 Fast access for your patients;

 Direct booking into consultant clinics;

 Same-day tests plus diagnostic and treatment plans;

 Feedback on patients’ consultation and treatment pathway;

 Dedicated contact centre for rapid appointment bookings.

Referring your private patients to Cavendish Square is quick and easy. Get in touch with our Private Care Contact Centre on 020 4502 3873 or at