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Overseas opportunities for UK healthcare providers in the spotlight

NHS organisations joined Healthcare UK to explore the £13bn of overseas healthcare business leads available to UK organisations.

Around 100 UK healthcare providers participated in seminars on overseas business opportunities organised by Healthcare UK as part of NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo.

In 2014/15, £13 billion of opportunities have been identified across Healthcare UK’s 10 priority markets. Healthcare UK works with UKTI’s overseas network to identify high value opportunities with an accessible value of over £250 million for UK organisations (representing a cumulative total of contract values rather than a single contract).

Since Healthcare UK was established in 2013, it has assisted UK organisations to win healthcare contracts worth more than £3 billion.

Discussions with Healthcare UK experts covered opportunities in:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • South East Asia
  • China

Participants heard directly from Mexico’s Vice Minister of Health and the Health Minister from New Delhi’s regional government the potential for partnership with NHS organisations in their countries.

Mexico presentation at the NHS Expo
Mikel Arriola, head of COFEPRIS, presents during the Mexico seminar

Public sector organisations considering their international strategy were able to learn from colleagues already active overseas.

Discussions on the Healthcare UK stand at NHS Expo
Discussions take place on the Healthcare UK stand

Healthcare UK has a dedicated NHS Development Team to assist organisations and individuals within the NHS and wider public sector to develop international strategies to create new revenue streams.

Find out more about developing an international strategy and services available from Healthcare UK.