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Health Minister Lord Howe is today launching Healthcare UK at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.
A joint initiative between the Department of Health, NHS Commissioning Board and UK Trade & Investment, Healthcare UK will help international customers from both the public and private sectors access the UK’s healthcare expertise and aims to boost the value of the UK’s trade in healthcare products and services.
Health Minister Lord Howe said:
“The UK is a world leader in healthcare, with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the health needs of a diverse population.
“Healthcare UK is good news for the UK economy which will benefit from the extra jobs and revenue created by our highly successful healthcare industries as they trade more across the globe. It also means more money for the NHS across the UK.”
Healthcare UK will draw on an in-depth knowledge of the UK’s health sector and utilise UK Trade & Investment’s network of professional advisers in nearly 100 countries to:
provide a single gateway to the UK’s capabilities in healthcare - private, public and academic - to help international customers access the UK’s healthcare expertise
run campaigns to boost the profile of the UK’s health sector overseas in target markets
identify the biggest international opportunities in healthcare and help the UK’s health sector access them enabling compelling and culturally appropriate propositions to be formulated
facilitate the formation of consortia of UK organisations to provide complete solutions to major healthcare challenges