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Showcasing the best of NHS innovation to overseas health leaders

International delegations visit Manchester to see outstanding British healthcare innovation and make connections with leading institutions.

At NHS England’s recent Health and Care Innovation Expo, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health and George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences joined Healthcare UK in welcoming 2 overseas delegations. These were led by Mexico’s Vice Minister of Health and the Health Minister from New Delhi’s regional government.

These senior decision-makers had the unique chance to see the best of NHS innovation under one roof at the Expo and visit Manchester’s outstanding healthcare facilities.

They saw first-hand how clinical services are provided in the UK, in both hospitals and primary care.

NHS hospital trusts including Salford Royal, Central Manchester, South Manchester and the Christie Hospital had the opportunity to showcase their distinctive expertise and develop relationships at the highest level.

Both countries are prioritising the development of their primary care systems and the visitors explored the UK’s world-leading primary care service at Boundary House Medical Centre.

Dr Paul Gray welcomes Mexico's Vice Minister for Health Eduardo Gonzales Pier and Ministry of Health colleagues to the Boundary House Medical Centre
Dr Paul Gray (left) welcomes Mexico's Vice Minister for Health Eduardo Gonzales Pier and Ministry of Health colleagues to the Boundary House Medical Centre

The delegation also visited the Innovation Centre at Manchester University, hosted by Manchester Medical School’s Professor of Genetics Gillian Wallis.

Prof Gillian Wallis with the Mexican delegation at Manchester Innovation Cent
Prof Gillian Wallis (centre) with the Mexican delegation at Manchester Innovation Centre

Healthcare UK has a programme of events to capitalise on the growing opportunities for UK expertise in the rapidly developing healthcare markets in India and Mexico.

Register your interest to find out more about the Healthcare UK missions to these countries planned for February 2016.

More about Mexico

Read UKTI’s guidance on doing business in Mexico

During the State Visit in March this year, Mexico and the UK signed a memorandum of understanding on healthcare cooperation. Areas for cooperation include primary care, infrastructure, clinical services and health systems development. 2015 has been designated as The Year of the UK in Mexico and The Year of Mexico in the UK

More about India

Read our blog on Healthcare UK’s work to help organisations develop business in India

Read UKTI’s guidance on doing business in India