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NHS expertise in the international spotlight

Delegates from China, Mexico and the Middle East join Healthcare UK’s largest ever international delegation to the Health and Care Expo.

Lord Prior with Chinese delegates
Lord Prior and delegates from China

36 senior leaders from China, Hong Kong, Mexico, UAE, Kuwait and Finland attended NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester to meet with UK healthcare providers, particularly NHS organisations, and forge international collaborations.

The international delegation was welcomed by Lord Prior, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, and had the opportunity to hear from Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England.

Lord Prior in discussion with  the Mexican delegation
Lord Prior in discussion with the Mexican delegation

The Expo showcased the best of British healthcare innovation from personalised care and genomics to digital health and new models of care delivery. Across the 2 days, Healthcare UK facilitated introductions to leading UK healthcare organisations, both the NHS and its partners, which are already leading to further discussions and the promise of partnerships.

Deborah Kobewka, Managing Director of Healthcare UK commented

Overseas healthcare providers hold the NHS in very high regard.

Healthcare UK is delighted that such a large delegation joined us at the Expo to understand more about the NHS, discuss their potential international collaborations and develop relationships with NHS providers.

SImon Stevens with international delegates
Simon Stevens with international delegates

As well as attending the Expo, the delegation took part in a programme of visits to NHS organisations in the North West, including:

  • Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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Hold the date for next year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on 11 and 12 September 2017.

Published 21 September 2016