Capital Neurosurgeons at the Wellington Hospital

The UK’s first and most respected independent neurosurgical unit, offering complete services for a comprehensive range of neurological disorders.

The Wellington Hospital was the first private hospital in the UK to establish a comprehensive, self-contained Neurosurgical Unit. It is now widely regarded as the country’s leading private neurosurgical service.

Capital Neurosurgeons is a progressive and prestigious team of London’s leading neurosurgeons. The team consists of Mr Neil Dorward, Mr Neil Kitchen, Mr Andrew McEvoy, Dr Paul Mulholland, Mr Ian Sabin, and Mr Lewis Thorne.

The centre treats a full range of conditions, including tumours of the brain and spinal column, nerve compression, stroke and cerebral aneurysms. Our surgeons’ special interests include skull base surgery, epilepsy surgery, and minimally invasive techniques including image-guided neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.

The centre is home to one of the largest imaging departments in the country, utilizing state of the art CT scanning and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The centre is also supported by full physiotherapy services and immediate support by the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. They have the O-arm intraoperative spinal navigation system, which is used for complex spine surgery, and is one of the few systems available in the UK to improve surgical accuracy and safety

Leading and pioneering figures in the field, the team includes the first neurosurgeon in the UK to be appointed as a pure spinal surgeon, as well as a neurosurgical tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an international member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. They also have a Reader in Neurosurgery, at the UCL Institute of Neurology and a pioneer who developed multidisciplinary pathways for the management of malignant brain tumours. They hold senior positions at London’s major teaching hospitals including University College London Hospitals and Royal Free Hospital.

Services provided to HCA


This group of doctors provide medical advisory services for The Wellington Hospital. 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 contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding neurosurgery 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 neurosurgery 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 neurosurgery 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.

For example, this group of doctors have regularly contributed to educational events for the HCA in order to improve patient care. They also spent many hours of consultation in designing and developing a pioneering system to allow asynchronous multidisciplinary team meetings for the treatment of brain tumours

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 £1533,555. Nothing paid in 2017.

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.