Offering you the very best through the NHS

After working for many years in large Hospitals at home and overseas and, subsequently, general practice, Dr Wordsworth brought this learning together and founded Independent Health Group in 2004 with the explicit aim of providing NHS services of the highest quality.

“I wanted to build a new healthcare organisation where like-minded healthcare professionals could create a caring, innovative and efficient modern NHS healthcare organisation fit for the 21st century. Key to the service, which began treating our first patients in the spring of 2005, is our community focus where patients always come first, our integration within the local health system, speed of service and dedication to patient satisfaction. I am proud that we have, and continue to deliver care by these guiding principles and that we continue to expand the range of services and locations we are able to offer to NHS patients”.

Dr Matthew Wordsworth

Why Choose Independent Health Group

At Independent Health Group we provide local, high quality NHS treatment across England. We use specialist community settings to deliver our appointments and surgery to offer NHS patients access to the healthcare they need, conveniently closer to home. Our vision is to be a leading provider of community diagnostic and treatment services of the highest quality, where patients always come first.

So why do our patients say they chose us?

> 99% of our patients would recommend us to their friends and family
> Our team is made up of friendly and professional staff
> We have very short waiting times
> 98% of our patients see the same clinician throughout their treatment
> We provide our services from small, local and modern facilities

Our Values

Patients always come first

Patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes are our top priority. Patients are treated with the utmost respect and dignity; we will always be empathetic, honest and compassionate. We take the time to listen to patients’ needs and respond to them. Continuity of care is important to us. Patients will be seen by the same clinician throughout their treatment . All staff are accessible and responsive to patients’ needs.


Excellence through continuous improvement

Excellence is our goal and we continually look for ways to be better at what we do. This can be for better patient outcomes, a better experience for patients, better efficiencies, better communication. Our clinical staff are appointed for their record of excellence in patient care.

Teamwork underpins all we do

Delivering high-quality services is dependent on strong teamwork and effective communication. We expect everyone who works in Independent Health Group to value their colleagues and treat them with respect and consideration. We recognise the importance of clear and timely two-way communication both within Independent Health Group and with our stakeholders.