About LCA

The London Consultants’ Association comprises leading consultants in the capital who work in a variety of private hospitals. Formed in 1998, the association’s principle objective to maintain the independence of private medical practice and to defend the freedom of choice for patients and doctors.

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Become a member

LCA supports the need for professional integrity, mentorship and maintenance of standards, and believes in professional self regulation, as is being proposed by the Royal Colleges and government registered organisations, rather than regulation by insurers.


Membership of the LCA is open to all recognised consultants working in London (loosely defined as within the M25). Associate membership is available for general practitioners and other consultants outside London.


If you want to learn something about private medical care in the UK then please browse the following pages.


Latest News

Rosemary Hittinger named Consultant Champion 2022
28 February 2023 FIPO and LCA Board Member Rosemary Hittinger receiving the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) ‘Consultant Champion 2022‘ award...
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London Consultants Association Announces New Chairman
Mr Ellis Downes, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, is taking over as chairman of the LCA from Dr Mark Vanderpump. Mr Downes is keen to build on the ...
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IHPN Launch “Refresh” of Medical Governance Framework for Independent Providers
The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has published an updated and refreshed Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (MPAF). All doctors in p...
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ISCAS revises Code for Complaints Management
The Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service (ISCAS) has revised its code of conduct for the management of IS complaints. The Code offers hospital ...
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LCA welcomes Government’s response to the Paterson enquiry
The London Consultants Association supports the comments of FIPO and welcomes the Government’s response to the Paterson enquiry and the need for transparen...
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LCA Christmas Newsletter
LCA Christmas Newsletter Dear Colleagues, I am writing to bring you up to date with some of the work, events and developments that the LCA has been engaged w...
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