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Overseas opportunities for UK healthcare providers highlighted

NHS organisations joined Healthcare UK to explore the £13 billion of overseas healthcare business leads at Health and Care Innovation Expo.

China seminar at the NHS Expo

Mr Hung Tsun-Kuei, Executive Vice President, China Creation present at the China seminar

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 UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) 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.

High value healthcare opportunities

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.

Published 12 October 2015