Who We Are

Company Background

HealthTrust Europe has been owned and operated by HCA Healthcare since 2011. Headquartered in Edgbaston, Birmingham, we operate nationally as a platform connecting our healthcare provider and supplier communities to improve healthcare.

We offer solutions to manage spend effectively and improve performance, working with both public and private healthcare providers to optimise the use of products and services to identify cost saving opportunities. We leverage our experience, scale and innovation to negotiate best value public and private sector contracts for healthcare providers.

Established in 2016, a group of customers were invited to join HealthTrust Europe in building a group purchasing organisation. This leverages the purchasing power of the group to negotiate the highest quality products at the best price, available exclusively to our members. The foundation of the HealthTrust Europe model is a patient-focused mission, led by experienced clinical leaders and member advisory boards who conduct a rigorous product vetting and approval process.

Working with the NHS

We hold a strong and long-standing relationship with the NHS, and take a partnership approach to improve healthcare performance. We are committed to developing and delivering solutions that support the needs of public sector healthcare providers, including acute hospitals and non-acute healthcare providers, to achieve their strategic objectives.

HealthTrust Europe provides procurement and related services to the UK public sector via a framework agreement in place between ourselves and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (the UHCW framework).  The UHCW framework requires us to put in place compliant frameworks and Contracts with suppliers on behalf of our public sector customers and to provide other procurement services to customers as they request.  All work we do for the public sector is in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and our internal Legal team ensures that is the case.

Our Chief Legal and Ethics Officer, Dale Robinson, was recently named as Finance Monthly’s Public and Administrative Solicitor of the Year – Europe for 2017; so our NHS and other public sector customers can therefore be assured that the highest standards of compliance are in place. Click here to read the full story.


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Ownership Structure

HealthTrust Europe LLP is part of HCA Healthcare, the largest non-governmental healthcare organisation in the world. HCA Healthcare is composed of 177 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centres in 20 states and the United Kingdom, and employs 233,000 people globally. HCA Healthcare is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities it serves.

HCA Healthcare UK operates as the UK arm of HCA Healthcare and is the country’s largest provider of privately funded care, treating 800,000 patients every year. From complex and urgent care, to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, we provide care across our network of facilities in London, Essex and Manchester.

HealthTrust is a subsidiary of HCA Healthcare in the United States and operates as a Total Spend Management solutions company for healthcare providers, including HCA Healthcare. Globally, HealthTrust serves approximately 1,500 hospitals and health systems and more than 31,000 alternate care sites leveraging $35B of spend to negotiate cost saving opportunities and best terms for its members. 

HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust and partners with both public and private sector healthcare providers to strengthen performance and clinical excellence to ultimately improve patient care.

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Our Mission