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We are offering Outpatient appointments. In many cases these can be conducted virtually. To make an appointment, please call: 0207 806 4060.

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Patient Information

At the London Imaging, we continually improve the service we provide by ensuring we offer the latest in imaging technology, to provide you with a rapid and exact assessment.

Patients can be reassured that London Imaging is part of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, one of the UK’s leading private hospital with an international reputation stretching back 160 years.


Our Team

Staffed by some some of the country’s leading Musculoskeletal Radiologists and Radiographers, the Department provides patients with ultimate standards of care. Our team of eight expert MSK Radiologists provide cover every working day, running a series of clinics, performing a range of imaging guided therapies including steroid injections, hydrodilation, dry needling and blood injections.

Experienced Receptionists, Medical Secretaries and Health Care Assistants complete the team, delivering care within the Imaging Department and we operate in accordance with guidelines produced by the Royal College of Radiologists and College of Radiographers.



London Imaging

Lead Consultant Radiologist

Dr Ben Timmis, is the lead Consultant Radiologist at London Imaging. Since qualifying as a doctor from St.Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College (University of London) in 1975, Dr Benjamin Timmis trained in general medicine for a number of years before starting higher training in diagnostic radiology in 1981.

He obtained his higher qualifications in radiology (DMRD and FRCR) before being appointed as a consultant radiologist, with a special interest in interventional and vascular radiology.
Within a year of appointment he was voted by colleagues to the Chair of the Division of Radiology, before becoming Chairman of the Hospitals Consultant Medical Committee.

He was appointed as joint Medical Director of the London Upright MRI scanning centre in April 2006. Currently, Dr Timmis divides his time between his NHS appointment and private practice and has had extensive experience of Medical Management in both.

Making an appointment

Set out below are the contact details for our main Service Departments. The teams in these areas have a dedicated and caring approach to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

Most patients are referred to us by their GP or another medical specialist as a referral letter is often needed before an appointment can be confirmed.

If you do not have a GP, then we may be able to assist you by suggesting the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Norwich Union), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.


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