What we do

LaingBuisson International Limited operates in three core business areas:

  • Media - We operate consumer-facing health and medical tourism portals such as Private Healthcare UK, HarleyStreet.com, Treatment Abroad, and International Medical Travel Journal.
  • Intelligence – We undertake bespoke research and consultancy for private healthcare and medical tourism clients and publish reports such as the Medical Tourism Climate Survey, the Treatment Abroad Medical Tourism Survey, and the Medical Tourism Facts and Figures Report.
  • Solutions – We provide a publishing and content marketing service for healthcare providers and destinations, providing tailored content and publishing solutions – online, in print, and face to face.

Intuition also runs the following annual events:

  • The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit is a high level event aimed at senior decision makers involved in the medical tourism and international patient market.
  • The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards celebrate the very best in innovation, improvement and excellence in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry.
  • The Private Healthcare Summit examines how the market, demographic and behavioural changes, financial pressures and the impact of new technologies will shape the future of private healthcare in the UK.

LaingBuisson International Limited, in more detail...

Our websites serve as a gateway for patients to all types of healthcare providers, including hospitals, doctors, dentists, healthcare product and service companies who wish to promote their services and expertise to the general public.

Patients benefit from being able to access trustworthy information about health problems and issues; healthcare providers benefit from being able to access patients who are actively seeking a treatment or solution to their healthcare needs.

Take a look at our portfolio of websites:

International sites

International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ)

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector, and welcomes contributions from all within the industry. The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world - insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

Treatment Abroad

Treatment Abroad was the first medical tourism portal for people seeking information on hospital treatment, cosmetic surgery, dentistry and infertility treatment abroad. Patients can search, compare and enquire to hospitals and clinics as well as medical travel agencies and facilitators worldwide as well as being able to calculate the total cost of travelling, including treatment, travel, accommodation and insurance. The site incorporates a “Guide to Medical Tourism”, price comparisons, patient stories, videos, and destination guides.

Medical Tourism Reviews

Medical Tourism Ratings and Reviews, managed by Treatment Abroad, enables patients to publish reviews and comments about their experience of travelling for treatment.


DoctorInternet is an online resource for Arabic patients who are seeking information about travelling overseas for treatment. Visitors to the site benefit from independent and impartial advice and can explore the options available for surgery, dentistry, infertility treatment and cosmetic treatment.

Fertility Treatment Abroad

Fertility Treatment Abroad serves as a gateway for patients seeking fertility treatment in another country. The site features a search and compare facility that enables patients to compare clinics on price, experience, success rates; extensive profiles of the facility and the staff; a good practice score based on ESHRE's Good Practice Guide; and a patient area for "My Fertility Treatment".

UK sites

Private Healthcare UK

Private Healthcare UK has been operating as an internet portal for people actively seeking services from private healthcare providers in the UK, since 1997. Originally set up by Keith Pollard's Acumen Solutions, the site was acquired by Intuition Communication Limited in 2003. Keith Pollard is the owner of Intuition. The site has an established reputation within the private healthcare industry and with online media agencies who regard the site as a valuable resource. It is supported by advertising and listing revenues from major companies in the sector.

Private Healthcare Reviews

Private Healthcare Ratings and Reviews, managed by Intuition Communication, enables patients to publish reviews and comments about their experience of private hospitals, clinics, and private healthcare services in the UK.


Harley Street is one of the most famous streets in London, enjoying a world-wide reputation as a centre of private medical excellence. There are some 1,500 medical practitioners in and around the Harley Street area, and an extensive choice of specialists, clinics, and private hospitals providing services from cancer treatment to cosmetic surgery.  HarleyStreet.com is aimed at patients from the UK and abroad who are seeking information about doctors, dentists, hospitals and medical and clinical services available in this centre of London’s medical excellence.



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