The UK Government is using its high profile presence at Arab Health 2013 to launch a strategic initiative, offering a gateway into UK healthcare expertise that spans both the public and private sectors.
Named Healthcare UK, the new initiative will be launched by some of the most senior representatives from the UK healthcare sector. The high-level event will be attended by healthcare leaders from across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health said: “Healthcare UK is a major drive to give healthcare system providers across the world access to the UK healthcare industry and expertise from the UK National Health Service (NHS).
“It will provide a single portal into the UK’s rich range of private sector healthcare providers and NHS organisations, which are keen to build international partnerships and export their expertise.
“The UK is a world leader in healthcare, with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the complex health demands of a dynamic population.
“We are looking to share insights gained over 60 years delivering one of the world’s most successful and cost effective healthcare systems. Healthcare UK will allow nation’s across the world to take on board UK knowhow and technological advances with the potential to achieve a step change in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.”
The launch of Healthcare UK will include a special focus on the development of Primary Care to address the challenges of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Many countries are seeking to improve the healthcare outcomes of their populations and prepare for the anticipated upsurge of NCDs, which are becoming a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in both developed economies and countries with low to middle incomes.
Arab Health – UK Pavilion
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is delivering Arab Health’s UK Pavilion, the third largest Pavilion outside the United Arab Emirates with over 120 UK exhibitors.
UKTI’s market specialists will introduce UK firms to senior decision makers representing the North Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. At Arab Health 2012, UKTI facilitated 560 meetings between over 100 UK companies and international buyers.
Alongside helping UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, UKTI helps overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. Overseas organisations that are keen to tap into the expertise of UK products and services will find UKTI a valued partner in making this happen.
UK Healthcare Profile
The UK is a world leader in Life Sciences, offering cutting edge healthcare solutions, renowned training, innovative R&D and a commitment to building an environment which promotes commercial success.
The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the world’s most cost-effective healthcare systems; it works in collaboration with commercial healthcare companies and academia to develop innovative, integrated, high quality and efficient systems of care. Innovation is central in the UK – with UK companies leading Europe in having the greatest number of medical devices undergoing clinical development for registration in the USA.
Uniquely, the UK’s commercial healthcare sector has in-depth experience of working in partnership with the NHS in planning and delivering facilities, clinical services and deploying new technologies. With world renowned design, build and operating companies, the UK is well versed in producing unique and culturally appropriate medical services and facilities.