We are proud to welcome patients from all around the world to benefit from our specialist services. We appreciate that you may have many questions about your treatment and the practicalities of receiving treatment in the UK and we want to offer as much support as possible. 

Referrals are generally made from the consultant doctor in the home country to the consultant at Royal Papworth Hospital. 

Patients normally pay themselves or are sponsored by their Embassy or Military/Medical Attache. 

Frequently asked questions for international patients
Where is Royal Papworth Hospital?

Royal Papworth Hospital is based in Cambridgeshire in the East of England - approximately 110km from London. 

The nearest international airport is London Stansted Airport - a 45-minute drive by car. 

Do you have an interpreter on site?

We do not have interpreters on site at all times, but we can arrange for an interpreter to be at the hospital with you. 

Can you help with arranging travel to the hospital?

Yes, our Private Care team will be happy to assist you with arranging travel from any UK airport to Royal Papworth Hospital. 

Contact us 

Our Private Care team is here to help you with any question you have about your treatment. They can help you to choose a specialist, arrange an appointment, and deal with any financial matters. You can contact them by phone on 01223 638818 or by emailing papworth.privatecare@nhs.net.