CII launched the UK India Healthcare Conference post event report at the High Commission of India on 15th October 2019 by Her Excellency Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India, Mr Madhukar Bose, International Lead, Healthcare UK, Department of International Trade, Mr Manish Singh, Minister (Economic), High Commission of India, Dr Aman Puri, Consulate General of India, Birmingham, Mr Tim Jones, Head of Innovation, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust and Ms Lakshmi Kaul, Head & Representative – UK, Confederation of Indian Industry.
The post event report is a documentation of the successful “India UK Healthcare Conference” that took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham earlier this year (March) and was organised by Consulate General of India in Birmingham, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Greater Birmingham and Solihul Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The report is sponsored by ICICI Bank.
The India-UK Healthcare Conference brought together experts from India and the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities for international collaboration in the healthcare sector.
With more than 100 delegates representing stakeholders from across government, industry and academia, this event offered a unique opportunity to explore the potential for India and the UK to capitalise on each other’s strengths in healthcare delivery, research and innovation. The presence of Her Excellency Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, and Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO of National Health Authority of India signified the importance attributed by India to supporting healthcare collaboration with the UK. During the concluding session, political representatives Mayor Andy Street, Ms Neena Gill MEP and Ms Preet Kaur Gill MP accentuated the relevance and timeliness of the conference. The plenary session gave a broad overview of the current situation of healthcare provision in both India and the UK and was expertly chaired and compèred by the Rt. Hon Jacqui Smith, Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The two breakaway sessions further took a deeper dive into the more specialist topics of healthcare delivery and knowledge transfer, and MedTech and the pharma industry.