Ramsay Health Care UK hosts Health Select Committee Chair Steve Brine to explore the future of healthcare in Britain

Leading independent healthcare provider, Ramsay Health Care UK (Ramsay UK), today hosted a Westminster roundtable, exploring the future of healthcare in Britain.

The event, chaired by former Health Minister and Purpose Coalition Engagement Director, Rt Hon Anne Milton, brought together health and social care stakeholders from across the sector, including Ramsay UK Chief Executive Nick Costa, local Ramsay Hospital Directors, IHPN Chief Executive David Hare MBE, alongside partners from the NHS and training providers. The roundtable was also attended by Health Select Committee Member James Morris MP, former Minister for Primary Care and Patient Safety.

The discussion focused on breaking down barriers to healthcare across the UK in three key areas:

  • the role of healthcare organisations in supporting the training and development of the clinical and medical workforce;
  • how healthcare organisations working in partnership as part of the health community can deliver positive outcomes for patients;
  • the role of healthcare organisations as a force for good in our local communities.

Ramsay Health Care UK works in partnership with the NHS across the UK as part of the wider health community. As part of its commitment to social impact, the organisation has worked with the Purpose Coalition to develop and produce a Social Impact Report, published last year.

The report sets out how Ramsay is already breaking down barriers as a responsible employer and included recommendations on prioritising partnerships with other healthcare partners, developing a talent pipeline to provide the right skills and experience and tracking socio-economic background.


Nick Costa, Chief Executive of Ramsay Health Care UK said:

“As one of the leading independent healthcare providers in the country, we know we have the potential – and the responsibility as a part of the health community – to help support people to get the care they need, when they need it. 

“Today’s roundtable has been a great opportunity to showcase Ramsay’s work to Health Select Commitee Chair Steve Brine, and our work in partnership with both the NHS and training providers to deliver high quality care to patients.

 As a purpose-led company, and as set out in our Social Impact Report, Ramsay’s social impact extends beyond the care we offer in our hospitals, to support the local communities we serve, and I look forward to continuing to work with Anne and the Purpose Coalition in the months and years ahead.”


Chair of the Roundtable, Purpose Coalition Engagement Director and former Public Health and Skills Minister, Rt Hon Anne Milton, said:

 “Ramsay Health Care UK is leading the way as a crucial part of the health community, getting patients the care they need, when they need it. That’s why it has been great to Chair today’s Future of Healthcare Roundtable with Ramsay and Steve Brine, Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee. Our session explored how the whole health community can support training and development, better outcomes for patients, and being a force for good in our local communities.

“Our work in the Purpose Coalition shows that cross-sector collaboration gets results, and it has been inspiring to explore some of the solutions that can make a difference. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Nick and the team at Ramsay Health Care UK as they focus their efforts collectively to shape a fairer future for healthcare, with high quality outcomes for patients.”

As part of Ramsay’s ongoing engagement with policymakers in this important General Election year, MPs and candidates are being invited to visit their local Ramsay Hospitals to meet doctors, nurses, wider staff and patients to see the impact their local hospital has in the community. Recent visits have included Shadow Cabinet Minister Rt Hon Sir Alan Campbell MP (Cobalt Hospital), Economic Secretary to the Treasury Bim Afolami MP (Pinehill Hospital), and Cabinet Office Minister Rt Hon John Glen MP (New Hall Hospital).


A copy of Ramsay Health Care UK’s Social Impact Report can be found here.