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Ramsay Health Care UK new Medical Director

Ramsay Health Care UK (formerly Capio Healthcare UK) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sheila Peskett MA FRCP as Medical Director from February 2008.

Dr Peskett joins Ramsay from the Department of Health’s Commercial Directorate where she is currently Deputy Medical Director, on secondment from Keele University since September 2006.

Jane Cameron, Director of Clinical Services for Ramsay Health Care UK, said: “I am delighted that Dr Peskett will be joining us to help continue our excellent record of clinical governance across our UK operations.  As our NHS services continue to grow, Dr Peskett’s experience at the Department of Health will be a great asset to our company.”

Ramsay Health Care UK runs one of the largest Wave One Independent Sector Treatment Centre contracts on behalf of the NHS, which saw the development of nine new NHS treatment centres from Cornwall to Newcastle.  In 2007 Ramsay were also awarded a large Wave Two contract to provide elective surgery to NHS patients in Cumbria and Lancashire.  Ramsay also offers NHS services at their 21 acute hospitals as members of the Department of Health’s Extended Choice Network.

Well acquainted with all medical specialties, Dr Peskett has particular knowledge of Orthopaedics at clinical, policy and managerial levels through her role at Keele University, and also through working on organisational change with NHS Trust Hospitals. 

Dr Peskett has a clinical background in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine with a special interest in brain injury and long term disability and has practised in the NHS in Essex and London and within the Ramsay group at Springfield Hospital, maintaining her clinical practice there until 2007. 

Jane Cameron continues: “Another key growth area for Ramsay in the UK is to build on the success of our Neurological Rehabilitation Centres in Hertfordshire.  Our next Neuro Rehab Centre will open in Gloucester in 2009 and we will continue to develop in this highly specialised area.  Again, Dr Peskett’s experience is highly relevant and beneficial to the continued growth of our company.”

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