Medical centre keen to attract consultants

A rebranded Harley Street outpatient and diagnostic centre has told Independent Practitioner Today it would like to hear from consultants seeking work opportunities.

Rory Passmore outside the new home of UME Health

Rory Passmore, chief executive at Harley Street Medical Centre – which re-branded this week as UME Health – said: ‘We have a fantastic cohort of consultants that we work with and are interested to collaborate with more experts in their field, with a special focus in the areas of cardiology and musculoskeletal conditions. 

‘For consultants interested in working in amazing Harley Street facilities, where they can access the latest in medical technology and essentially have rapid access – within the building – to high-quality diagnostic tools and a team of radiologists, we would be interested to connect.’ 

Mr Passmore, the former managing director of eye group Optegra, said following the move from 27 Harley Street to 17 last year, the business had invested heavily in premises and diagnostic equipment. The time was right to re-launch as UME Health, which stand for United Medical Enterprises.

The multidisciplinary clinic offers a comprehensive range of services including advanced health assessments, diagnostics and consultations in a wide range of areas such as cardiology, musculoskeletal and lung health, where the clinic can diagnose and treat under one roof for certain services. 

It currently has 25 consultants with practising privileges, two GPs and a podiatrist.

UME Health is extending its self-pay consultation and diagnostic packages for pain in areas such as shoulders, knees and the back, and expanding its services with the launch of one-stop clinics and new treatments.

These include platelet-rich plasma injections, lung health assessments, a cardiovascular autonomic function lab, a second opinion service from a consultant radiologist on medical imaging. 

Mr Passmore, who joined UME Health in late 2020, said: ‘We have a rich history of delivering exceptional healthcare and this next stage in our development will see us establishing even more collaborations with consultants who are considered leaders in their field. 

‘This will allow us to offer even more innovative medical services to further meet patient needs. We will also be exploring opportunities for growth beyond Harley Street.’   

UME Health is part of the UME Group which has managed, developed, commissioned and operated hospitals and healthcare projects in 23 countries throughout the world. Clients include the British Government, international governments, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank.