The Princess Grace Hospital Intensive Care Unit


Doctor group offering the highest quality intensive care to post-operative patients and patients seeking urgent treatments.

The team of multidisciplinary consultants consists of Dr Roger Cordery, Dr Jim Down, Dr Nick Harper, Dr David Howell, Professor Michael Mythen, Dr Robert Stephens and Dr David Walker. Collectively, these doctors run The Princess Grace Hospital intensive care unit on a day to day basis as well as providing clinical governance oversight.

Our consultants deal with post-operative patients recovering from major surgery, as well as patients seeking first attention of urgent medical concerns. The Unit aims to ensure that every patient is provided with comprehensive treatment as soon as possible, for a faster and more effective recovery. The state-of-the-art centre is able to provide some of the most advanced medical interventions.

Among the team are specialists in adult and paediatric anaesthesia, analgesia, haemostasis in the critically ill, perioperative management of high-risk patients and perioperative fluid management.

Our consultants are leaders in the field, holding previous or current posts at renowned London hospitals including University College London Hospital, King’s College, St Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, Royal Free and Royal Marsden, among others.

Their titles include Associate Editor of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Clinical Director Anaesthetics and Theatres at UCL, Divisional Clinical Director of Critical Care at UCL, and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Services provided to HCA


This group of doctors provide medical advisory services to HCA's Princess Grace Hospital in intensive care. In their role, they lead interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In their role, they contribute to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding intensive care services and advise HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In their role, they advise on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the intensive care services area.

In addition, they work with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in intensive care services available in the facility. Furthermore, they advise on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. They will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2016, the total charge was £47,880.00 This figure has been audited by market experts LaingBuisson and is considered fair market value.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.