The BAPIO Indo-UK healthcare Policy Forum, launched recently will develop a network of enthusiastic and experienced clinicians, policy makes and entrepreneurs to provide advice and practical support to the health services in the two countries… reports Asian Lite News
The success of the NHS is built upon its dedicated workforce, its leadership and adaptability with healthcare advances and innovation. As we celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday we are mindful of the strain our health and social service face. Indian healthcare professionals have played a stellar role in the NHS since its very inception and are today aptly described as the backbone of NHS.
Healthcare enjoys a central position in the bilateral relationship between India and the UK and has been identified as one of the priority areas for the two countries to work more closely together. The UK and India have a long-standing world-leading research relationship, generating new knowledge and innovations that deliver advanced healthcare in both countries.
The BAPIO Indo-UK healthcare Policy Forum, being launched today will develop a network of enthusiastic and experienced clinicians, policy makes and entrepreneurs to provide advice and practical support to the health services in the two countries with objective of enhancing outcomes for patients. It will also serve as an important vehicle for implementing healthcare policies, shaping themes of debate in the two countries, identifying avenues joint-research, encouraging bilateral training programmes for healthcare professionals as well as explore options of closer tie-ups including strengthening health infrastructure by way of exploring possibilities of two-way investment.
The Forum will function closely with High Commission of India in taking up issues of concern to Indians in general, and India in particular, through its channels.
“With estimated 60,000 doctors of Indian origin and several thousand other healthcare workers including dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists working in the NHS; there is an excellent opportunity to develop collaboration to assist improving the Healthcare in the two countries. Both the countries have strengths and weaknesses. The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin with its membership of doctors with huge experience of working in both the countries are in enviable position to take an initiative to look in to healthcare polices of both the countries and provide guidance”.Dr Ramesh Mehta, President of BAPIO said
Dr Dev Chauhan, Chair of the Forum commented “The next generation doctors of Indian origin, born and trained in the UK, have natural affinity for India. We are keen to strengthen collaboration between Indo-UK Healthcare to support Education, Training and long-term workforce planning. We are keen to take best UK practices to India but also learn from vast Indian experiences”
High Commissioner’s inputs will be delivered at the event.
BAPIO Contact: Dr Ramesh Mehta, President 07970048101