Who we are

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent healthcare group in the United Kingdom. We deliver high standards of care to our insured, self-pay and NHS patients, running 39 hospitals and 50+ clinics, medical centres and consulting rooms.

Company overview

Running 39 hospitals and 50+ clinics, medical centres and consulting rooms across England, Wales and Scotland, we provide diagnostics, inpatient, day case and outpatient care in areas including orthopaedics, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and general surgery. We also operate a network of private GPs, deliver private, NHS and corporate mental health, dermatological and musculoskeletal services, and provide occupational health services to over 800 corporate clients. We are the principal independent provider by volume of knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom.

Working in partnership with over 8,650 experienced consultants, we delivered tailored, personalised care to over one million people in 2023.

Company history

The group was founded with the acquisition and rebranding of 25 Bupa Hospitals in 2007. Since then, Spire Healthcare has made significant capital investments in its estate and continues to deliver successful and award-winning services and high levels of patient satisfaction. Spire Healthcare is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.

Company timeline

  • 2007

    Spire Healthcare founded with the acquisition and rebranding of 25 former Bupa hospital sites by the European private equity firm Cinven

  • 2008

    Acquired further hospitals and clinics, including Thames Valley Hospital in Buckinghamshire, and Classic Hospitals Group around North and South East of England

    • Adding Classic Hospitals - 10 hospitals saw the group become the second largest hospital provider to private patients in the UK

  • 2014

    Acquired historic St Anthony’s Hospital in Greater London from Daughters of the Cross, a holy order of nuns who had run the hospital for more than 100 years

    • Cinven floated Spire Healthcare on the London Stock Exchange, setting its initial price at 210 pence a share, with a valuation of £842 million

  • 2017

    Opened new purpose-built, state-of-the-art hospitals in Manchester and Nottingham, a total investment in excess of £120 million

  • 2020

    Hospitals and resources dedicated to the NHS to support the fight against the pandemic. Colleagues worked with local NHS trusts to support patients with COVID-19, and to deliver other urgent operations and cancer treatments

  • 2021

    Launched one of the largest nurse degree apprenticeship programmes in the sector, run in partnership with the University of Sunderland

    • Acquired an 87% stake in Sheffield’s Claremont Private Hospital from Aspen Healthcare, partnering with local consultants who took a 13% stake in the hospital

  • 2022

    Long-term investments in quality, estate and people have delivered quality patient care and high levels of patient satisfaction:

    • Increased stake in The Claremont Hospital to 100%
    • 98% of inspected hospitals and clinics now rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC or its equivalent in Scotland and Wales
    • Acquired The Doctors Clinic Group, which operates private GPs and occupational health services

  • 2023 onwards

    Future investment

    Future investment will support the delivery of a broader range of healthcare services that complement existing services and develop new day case clinics.

    Expanding GP and occupational health services

    The group will further expand GP services, offer day case treatments, such as ophthalmology, dermatology and gynaecology, through new clinics and develop the occupational health offering.

    NHS services

    Through the Vita Health Group brand, the group will provide NHS, corporate and private mental and physical health services, including NHS talking therapies, with new contracts starting in 2024.

Our purpose, strategy and values

Our mission is to bring together the best people, dedicated to developing excellent clinical environments and delivering the highest quality patient care. We continue to invest in our people and facilities to ensure our patients receive high standards of care.

Our Purpose

Making a positive difference to people’s lives, through outstanding personalised care.

Our values

We are extremely proud of our heritage in private healthcare and of our values:

  • Driving clinical excellence
  • Doing the right thing
  • Caring is our passion
  • Keeping it simple
  • Delivering on our promises
  • Succeeding and celebrating together

Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare.

Our strategy

A strategy to meet Britain’s healthcare needs

To deliver on this purpose, we evolved our strategy in 2022 with a clear aim to be involved in people’s healthcare, not just in hospitals, but across both pre- and post-hospital care, responding to demand. We seek to help meet Britain’s health needs by running great hospitals and developing new services.

The new strategy contains five key pillars:

  1. We will drive hospital performance, by continuing to grow our existing hospital estate with increasing margins
  2. We will build on quality and patient safety to make it a competitive advantage in all our activities
  3. We will continue to invest in our workforce through strong recruitment, retention, and development programmes
  4. We will champion sustainability, as we aim to be recognised as a leader in our sector
  5. We will expand our proposition through selective investments in new services that will attract new patients by meeting more of their healthcare needs

Care for people

1 million +

people cared for in 2023


of hospital patients rated their experiences as ‘good’ or ‘very good’


of patients say they felt ‘cared for’ or ‘looked after’ when receiving care in our hospitals



We work in partnership with experienced self-employed consultants in our business



of colleagues said they felt proud to work for Spire Healthcare


of our permanent colleagues are now apprentices, supporting the talent pipeline