UK delegation explores collaboration on healthcare with Northwest China

s300_web-imageUK-Xi’an Healthcare Communication Seminar was held on 9 January, showcasing the UK’s expertise in healthcare.

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.

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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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Maybe they would be better helping a little closer to home?

NHS conditions worst ever, say leading nurses

Nurses say conditions in the NHS are the worst they have experienced, the Royal College of Nursing has said.

In a separate move, 50 leading doctors have warned the prime minster in a letter that lives are being put at risk due to mounting pressures on the NHS.

Charities working with elderly people said long-term solutions were needed, with a similar call from a group of Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs.

Health officials said they were investing more in care.

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2 Responses to UK delegation explores collaboration on healthcare with Northwest China

  1. ColinTawn says:

    Let’s hope the subject of Safeguarding Children isn’t on any agenda……..

  2. S Thornton says:

    Was not the previous trip to China by our RMBC Cllrs a “private” holiday.

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