To celebrate the richness of innovation in the NHS, Healthcare UK which is part of the Department for Business and Trade, has been promoting the help that NHS organisations can offer overseas partners as a result of the relentless drive for new approaches to health promotion, diagnosis and treatment.
This demonstrates major public health campaigns, maximum use of AI and genomics in diagnosis and the continuous invention of new surgical and medical treatments for the major conditions of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
This sits alongside the NHS’ strengths in tackling climate change as the first health system in the world to set net zero targets.
Examples are the “Help Us Help You” and “Healthier You” campaigns, AI supported diagnostics for heart disease, clinical genomics services and advanced therapies for cancer, Centres of Excellence for Diabetes, new uses of robotics for heart surgery and new approaches to transplants.
Videos featuring NHS innovation, cancer services and net zero and presentation packs showing a host of case examples, are being used at international events such as Arab Health and Hospitalar to show how the UK can be a knowledge partner to hospitals and healthcare organisations across the world.
The latest set of videos feature interviews with UK clinicians at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Chelsea and Westminster, talking about innovation in cancer services, surgery, intensive care and pharmacy services.
The first interview is Dr Alison Ranger, Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with breast cancer at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust explaining the significance of using new diagnostic and treatment methods and how these innovations are generated.
Aphrodite Spanou, Director of Science and Technology at the Department for
Business and Trade said: “The NHS has a long history of being at the forefront of developing innovative new treatments to improve patient care and outcomes. Innovation is a key element of the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan."
The UK ecosystem encourages innovation through robust partnership working, strong science base, comfortable business environment and the NHS system itself. Covid has accelerated innovation in the NHS, including rapid take-up of safe remote consultation and training systems, new clinical pathways (e.g. for cancer), rapid testing and uptake of medicines, flexible working and patient empowerment
Those innovations coming out of the NHS can be shared with overseas healthcare providers and adapted to their local requirements.
Healthcare UK, a UK Government department, works with overseas partners and supports NHS Trusts to co-develop healthcare innovations with international
Governments and private healthcare providers across the world. Please do get in touch with our Healthcare UK team at firstname.lastname@example.org