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NHS Chairman brings UK healthcare providers to India for Createch

Led by Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, the trade mission will take place from 4 to 8 February 2018.

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England

In the year that the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) celebrates its 70th anniversary Healthcare UK and the Department for International Trade are bringing a trade mission to India. The mission is made up of 13 top British healthcare providers, suppliers, hospitals and trusts.

The mission will focus on innovation in healthcare and address the changing needs of medical provision as disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, wearable sensors, and virtual reality become increasingly commonplace. The mission will travel to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, while also participating in the inaugural India-UK Createch Summit on 6 February 2018.

With India’s healthcare market estimated to grow to $280 billion (US) by 2020 and the government’s recent commitment to developing 100 smart cities across the country, demand for innovative healthcare solutions has never been higher.

The UK delegates are due to demonstrate to Indian healthcare leaders how they can help meet key concerns around driving efficiencies in costs, increasing patient access in remote areas, and providing more personalised healthcare solutions through new technology.

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England said:

It is an honour to be here in India to champion innovation in health care. As the National Health Service reaches its 70th anniversary year it continues to be ranked amongst the foremost health systems in the world.

We are proud of our strong heritage in science and technology development, but we continue to invest in innovation to improve patient care and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Through this trade mission, we want to nurture the common and growing interest between India and the UK regarding the latest smart systems and pioneering new healthcare solutions.

In Delhi, the mission will attend a Future of Healthcare event with senior management of hospitals, medical institutes, colleges and healthcare companies, in addition to a roundtable meeting with 10 CEOs of local hospitals. While in Mumbai, the delegation will attend the India-UK Createch Summit and in Hyderabad will visit the site of an Apollo Hospital.

Further information on UK trade missions to India

The India-UK Createch Summit 2018 is a one-day conference in Mumbai on 6 February, bringing together thought-leaders from business and government for a series of exclusive keynotes, panel sessions and workshops. It is designed to celebrate and inspire the convergence of creativity and technology: Createch.

The summit will be the centrepiece of a series of events promoting trade between the UK and India in January and February 2018, with a particular focus on creativity and technology.

Over 100 British companies from the film, music, immersive technology, healthcare, industrial design and sport sectors will visit India as part of a number of trade missions to meet leading Indian businesses. They will discuss opportunities for collaboration and trade between the 2 countries.


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Published 5 February 2018