Manchester Coordinating Centre Health Education and Workforce Transformation (Manchester Health & Education Global Exchange) in conjunction with the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) and Health Education North West, are organising ‘Northwest Alliance for Indo:uk Collaboration for Health Conference’, beginning from November 28-30, in Manchester.

The conference aims: (a) to take the stock of current education and service links between the Northwest HEI and NHS organisations, (b) to explore potential for mutual support for, (c) staff recruitments and exchanges, (d)volunteering, (e) capacity building for education and leadership development and (d) leadership development.

There will be speakers from UK, India and USA and through interactive sessions, the conference hopes to create a long term sustainable programme of joint work.

On day two of the conference, discussion will be around the topic ‘Towards Excellence in Patient Care’.  Sir Bruce Keogh will give a talk on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for the NHS and its future’,

Mr Niall Dickson will talk on ‘Raising standards, ensuring fairness’, and ‘Innovation in Patient Care: Contribution of BME doctors,’ by Dr Parag Singhal, to name a few.

Discussion on ‘Global Approach to Excellence in Patient Care’ will be held on the last day of the conference. It’ll also be interesting to listen to experts on ‘Impact of Global Migration on Medical Education’.



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