The British Embassy and Xi’an Health and Family Planning Commission co-hosted a ‘UK-Xi’an Healthcare Communication Seminar’ on 9 January, showcasing the UK’s expertise in healthcare.
The seminar marks the start of the UK healthcare delegation visit to northwest China. The delegation will travel to Shaanxi and Ningxia, including the cities of Xi’an, Tongchuan and Yinchuan. Led by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Lindsay Pitchley, the UK delegation of 28 includes officials from Rotherham City Council, senior representatives from the British Embassy in Beijing, experts from the UK healthcare sector and representatives from ten UK companies and Universities.
During the five day visit, the delegation will visit local hospitals, hold business matchmaking sessions and meet senior level leaders in the three cities, sharing policy and technical expertise and boosting regional partnerships.
News: Rotherham explores collaboration on healthcare with Northwest China
The Mayor of Rotherham and staff from Rotherham Council are amongst delegates visiting Northwest China to showcase the UK’s expertise in healthcare.
The authority has also announced a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Xi’an region to further explore opportunities for collaboration in healthcare and digital healthcare.
Xi’an is the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province and the most populous city in Northwest China.
Representatives from the Rotherham Council visited Xi’an back in 2013 and a trade visit from the Sheffield city region to Shanghai and Xi’an took place in 2014. An MOU already exists between Rotherham and Xi’an for mutual economic development support and cultural leaders from Xi’an visited the borough at the end of 2016.
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