Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013
Healthcare UK, a joint venture between the Department of Health and UK Trade & Investment, is a strategic initiative to give healthcare system providers across the world unprecedented access to the UK’s healthcare expertise, spanning both the National Health Service (NHS) and the commercial sector.
This new organisation provides a focal point for healthcare partnerships between UK organisations and healthcare providers around the world. It is strategically placed to facilitate the bringing together of consortia of UK organisations to deliver effective, comprehensive solutions.
You can view a range of publications which cover aspects of Healthcare UK’s operations and the UK healthcare offering in the Related Documents section to the right.
Over the past 60 years, the UK has invested billions of pounds constantly improving the quality of healthcare available to the people of the UK. Through Healthcare UK, overseas governments and healthcare providers can now access the significant benefits of that investment.
The UK Healthcare Sector
Cost effective: The UK healthcare sector helped created today’s National Health Service (NHS), one of the world’s most cost effective healthcare systems, which is at the forefront of healthcare delivery, research and training.
Excellent Institutions: Many NHS institutions have an international reputation for excellence, including:
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Guys and St Thomas’s
Imperial College Healthcare
King’s College Hospital
Moorfield’s Eye Hospital
The Royal Marsden Hospital
University Hospitals Birmingham
Wonan holding an X-ray
World-class training: The UK has a world-class reputation for training medical, nursing and allied professional staff.
Partnership: The UK has pioneered collaboration between the NHS, commercial healthcare companies and academia to develop innovative, integrated, high quality and cost-effective systems of care. This partnership extends to planning and delivering facilities, clinical services and deploying new technologies.
Enhancing clinical services: The UK has a long track record of enhancing clinical services through analysis of how they are delivered and implementing solutions which provide better patient outcomes and improve efficiency.
Creating facilities: The UK has specialist design, build and operating companies with an international reputation for creating unique and culturally appropriate medical facilities.
Sophisticated data analysis: The UK has some of the most sophisticated health data, analysis, planning and programme implementation systems in the world.
Telehealth leader: The UK is at the forefront of implementing community-wide telehealth, telecare and m-Health (mobile health) systems.
Single gateway: Healthcare UK will provide a unique point of access into the UK’s capabilities in healthcare – private, public (National Health Service) and academic – to help international customers access the UK’s healthcare expertise.
Profile raising: Healthcare UK will run campaigns to boost the profile of the UK’s health sector overseas in target markets. This will include facilitating major government to government engagement on behalf of the UK health industry.
Identifying big international opportunities: Healthcare UK will help the UK’s health sector access key commercial healthcare opportunities overseas.
Delivering collaboration: Healthcare UK is ideally placed to facilitate the formation of consortia of UK organisations and to provide compelling and culturally appropriate propositions.
The UK is a world-leader in healthcare with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the complex health demands of diverse populations.
Successes for the UK’s Health Sector Overseas:
Alliance Boots () in June 2012 entered a partnership with Walgreens, the largest drug store chain in the US, to bring together the strengths and expertise of both companies to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise
Laing O’Rourke Canada () is one of the four equal equity partners for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, a state-of-the-art patient-centred hospital leading the regeneration of Montréal
King’s Health Partners () are establishing a day case outpatient based clinic at Shining Towers in Abu Dhabi, are setting up a foetal medicine Clinic in Burjeel Hospital based on the existing world renowned model at King’s
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