Ramsay Health Care UK Launches Social Impact Report In The Heart of Westminster

Ramsay Health Care UK, one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England, has launched its Social Impact Report in the heart of Westminster.

The event, attended by cross-party MPs including Employment Minister Jo Churchill, Chair of the Education Select Committee Robin Walker MP, Chair of the Health APPG Dr Lisa Cameron MP and Ministers Guy Opperman MP, John Lamont MP, alongside wider MPs including York Central MP Julian Sturdy, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman, Darlington MP Peter Gibson, Sedgefield MP Paul Howell, Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills, Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy, and more.

Sandra Donoghue, Hospital Director of Clifton Park with Ian Levy, MP for Blyth Valley

Nick Costa, CEO with Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds and Minister of State for Employment

Robin Walker, MP for Worchester and Chair of the Education Select Committee with Bec Tinkler and Kelly Anderson - Whaling from our T&D Team and Dorcas Mutazu, a current Ramsay apprentice

The event highlighted the positive impact Ramsay Health Care UK has upon the communities it serves, not only in providing care to patients, but also in employment and learning opportunities, and brought together both Ramsay colleagues, and external partners from the University of Derby and Truro and Penwith College.

Ramsay Health Care UK is widely respected as one of the leading independent healthcare providers, with a strong reputation for delivering safe, high-quality care with positive outcomes for patients. The work of Ramsay goes above and beyond that of just a healthcare provider, but also as a passionate force for good in local communities.

The event marked the launch of Ramsay Health Care UK’s social impact report, produced in conjunction with the Purpose Coalition. The report set out how the organisation is leading the way in breaking down barriers and living up to its responsibilities as an employer. Key recommendations in the report include:

Prioritising Ramsay Health Care UKs partnerships, championing integrated partnerships with healthcare partners to ensure patients can access the care they need, when they need it.

Developing a talent pipeline, supporting colleagues to develop skills and experience through apprenticeships and further training opportunities, providing clear progression with the organisation for both clinical and non-clinical roles.

Socio-economic tracking, proactively breaking down barriers which could impact individual opportunity for fair career progression, and championing our communities through a grass roots approach.

Ramsay Health Care UK Chief Executive Nick Costa said: 

Since Ramsay Health Care was established by Paul Ramsay in 1964, we have always been built on the mantra of ‘people caring for people’ and the premise of doing what is right by our patients, colleagues, and communities.

That’s why it was fantastic to be in Westminster with colleagues to showcase our work to Ministers and MPs, and demonstrate how Ramsay Health Care UK is a force for good.

As people become more aware of social injustices, our patients, our colleagues, and our partners will demand that we live up to our responsibilities as a leading healthcare provider and employer. We are committed to doing our bit, and with the Purpose Coalition, our bit will be measurable as we deliver safe, quality patient outcomes and operate as a force for good in the UK.”

Purpose Coalition Engagement Director, and former Health and Skills Minister Rt Hon Anne Milton said:

“Ramsay Health Care UK is leading the way in delivering best-in-class patient outcomes, and is a force for good in the communities it serves, breaking down barriers to opportunities and providing good jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities and much more.

It was fantastic to be back in Parliament to launch Ramsay Health Care UK’s Social Impact Report, setting out how Ramsay is innovating, and going further for patients, colleagues and communities.

I look forward to continuing to work with Ramsay in the coming months and years to demonstrate how the organisation is delivering for patients, and wider society.”

Ramsay Health Care UK has also welcomed a number of Senior Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet Ministers to its local hospitals in recent months, including Rt Hon Sir Alan Campbell MP, a member of Sir Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet, Attorney General Rt Hon Victoria Prentis MP, and more. The coming weeks will also see further visits, including from the newly appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office Rt Hon John Glen MP.


Notes for editors:

1. A full copy of Ramsay Health Care UK’s Social Impact Report is avaliable here.