An intensive four-day immersion into the English healthcare market.

Book now

Spread across two major cities in the UK, with insight, advice and meetings with many of the UK’s leading healthcare stakeholders, and tours of some of the NHS's top institutions, this four-day study tour is designed for organisations interested in the English healthcare market.

The programme includes:

  • Workshops, masterclasses and meetings with market and industry leaders that cover all aspects of UK healthcare, including regulation, governance, competition, funding, market structure and case studies,
  • Visits to leading hospitals,
  • Attendance at the NHS Confederation annual conference, attended by over 1,500 CEOs, Chairs and the most senior levels of NHS management,
  • Networking and introductions to potential customers.

Who is this for: Successful international companies looking to either bring their existing healthcare business to the UK or acquire a UK business

When and where: 12th – 15th June 2017, Manchester and Liverpool, England

Why are we doing this: To stimulate sustainable and fruitful partnerships between the NHS and the best global companies, to help the NHS continue to deliver high quality care for patients.

Connecting you to the English health system

This programme is designed for international companies that are considering expanding their business into the NHS or private healthcare market in England.

Whether looking to acquire, build or grow business, this four-day immersion into the English healthcare market will give you the insight and knowledge needed to start building an investment case.

The programme will be delivered via a range of structured learning modules, specially arranged site visits, networking, facilitated introductions to key stakeholders, and attendance at the NHS Confederation Conference. This will take place with a faculty of UK healthcare leaders, and supported with learning materials on a digital app.

From the second you meet us in Manchester we arrange everything for you including travel, accommodation, food and drink, for the duration of the study tour. Plus equip you with all the information you need to decide whether the English market is good for your business. The programme will connect you with educators and potential customers and partners and enable you to hear from the Secretary of State for Health and Chief Executive of the NHS by attending a major healthcare conference.

An outline of the study tour agenda can be found here

The Partners

ZPB Associates

ZPB is a specialist healthcare strategy and communications consultancy. We know the healthcare market inside and out and are experts in shaping strategies and creating original content for: companies looking to enter the UK healthcare market; established players repositioning themselves or launching new offers, and organisations seeking to engage in key policy debates.

Our approach is built on our knowledge of the sector and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work and our extensive network that allows us to reach the key players and decision-makers in the market.

Who we work with

Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman are a global management consultancy with a strong focus in the health market. Their expertise helps them deliver fact-based solutions and provide strategic, operational, and organisational advice to their clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, provider, and payer sectors.


Marwood Group is a specialist healthcare firm providing market insight, strategic consulting and advisory services to institutional investors and healthcare companies. Marwood is focused exclusively on the healthcare industry and acts principally as a bridge between healthcare politics and policy and financial investments. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, with offices in Washington, D.C and London, Marwood supports institutional investors and companies to make informed decisions in the US, UK and Europe.

With thanks to

  • HCA Healthcare
  • NHS Confederation
  • Aldwych Partners
  • The Christie NHS