Staff Appointment

March 02, 2018

Ed Smith appointed Chair of new HCA Healthcare UK advisory board

The HCA UK Advisory Board, set up to support HCA UK’s agenda around quality care and sector-wide collaboration, will provide strategic insights and guidance to the HCA UK Leadership team.  
Ed brings huge experience to the role, as the former Chairman of NHS Improvement and Deputy Chair of NHS England. He is also the former Global Assurance Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before retiring, Ed had a successful 30-year career with PwC, holding board and top client roles in the UK and globally as a Senior Partner.
As Chair, Ed will play a key role in shaping the Board as it continues to develop. Members of the Board are currently being recruited, and it is expected that their backgrounds will include regulatory, health, academia and consumer. 
On creation of the Advisory Board and Ed Smith’s appointment Mike Neeb, HCA UK CEO, said: “I am excited to announce that Ed Smith has agreed to join HCA UK as Chair of our new Advisory Board. He brings considerable experience and knowledge, which will no doubt be of immense assistance to our strategic agenda.
“As an organisation we have always been focused on providing the best possible clinical expertise and care to our patients, and with the input of the Board we hope to be able to find new ways of driving continuous improvement."
Ed Smith, Chair HCA Healthcare UK’s Advisory Board, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of HCA Healthcare UK’s Advisory Board, which we expect will help to bring new perspectives to HCA UK for the benefit of patients and the sector generally. HCA UK has world class facilities and people, and I am proud to be associated with them.”
HCA UK’s inaugural Advisory Board meeting is expected to take place in spring 2018.
HCA Healthcare UK is the country's largest provider of privately funded care, with over 800,000 patients every year. From complex and urgent care, to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, HCA UK provide care across our network of facilities in London and Manchester.
HCA Healthcare UK includes London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, Roodlane Medical Ltd, and Blossoms Healthcare.  HCA UK also work with leading NHS Trusts to provide care at Private Care at The Christie and HCA UK at University College Hospital London. 
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