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Annual integrated report 2011


United Kingdom overview

Highlights

General Healthcare Group (GHG) has continued to enhance and grow its service offering and renewed its focus on partnering with the National Health Service (NHS) in the face of considerable economic and regulatory challenges.

 
Growth in inpatient and day caseload 4.2%
   
   
 
Record year-end cash balances £130.6 million
   
   
 
Training days delivered 30 019
   
   
 
Patient satisfaction rating of good, very good and excellent 99.1%
   


Chairman Executive Committee
From left to right:

Sir Peter Gershon
Chairman, United Kingdom


Stephen Collier (54)
Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications:
Barrister; LLB (Hons), LLM, Dip AL
Joined in 1982
  Duncan Empey (65)
Group Medical
Director

Qualifications:
MB, BS, LRCP, MRCS, MRCP, FRCP
Joined in 2008
From left to right:

Catherine Vickery (36)
General Counsel
and Company Secretary

Qualifications:
BA (Hons)
Jurisprudence,
PGDip Legal Practice
and Solicitor
Joined in 2005
  Craig Lovelace (38)
Chief Financial Officer
(from September 2011)
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Land
Management, FCA
Joined in 2010
  Catherine Ward (53)
Human Resources
and Communications
Director

Qualifications:
MSc Organisation
Behaviour, BSc
Biology, Postgraduate
Diploma in Personnel
Management/CIPD
Joined in 2006
  Phil Wieland (38)
Chief Financial
Officer

(until December 2011)
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons)
Mathematics, ACA
Joined in 2006
  John Von Klemperer (63)
Managing Director
Hospital Operations

Qualifications:
EDP
Joined in 2006

Financial summary

£m 2011   2010   % change  
Revenue 887.6   855.0   3.8  
Operating profit – reported 132.4   158.6   (16.5)  
   Operating profit before capital items 122.1   151.9   (19.6)  
   Capital items 10.3   6.7      
Profit for the year 41.6   31.5   32.1  
Net debt 1 785.4   1 875.2   4.8  
Cash generated from operations 214.0   213.6   0.2  
Capital expenditure including intangible assets 43.9   47.4   (7.4)  
Operating profit1 margin (%) 13.8   17.8      
Cash conversion ratio (%) 103.6   93.6      
1 Before capital items.