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Professor Rory Shaw to lead NHS International Development Team
Professor Rory Shaw appointed as Medical Director of Healthcare UK, leading the newly established NHS International Development Team
Professor Rory Shaw has been appointed as Medical Director of Healthcare UK, leading the newly established NHS International Development Team. He will report to Howard Lyons, Managing Director of Healthcare UK.
The team will strengthen ties between the NHS and foreign governments and healthcare providers, supporting NHS organisations to capitalise on overseas opportunities.
Trade Minister Lord Green said:
UK healthcare has a deservedly strong reputation worldwide. The appointment of Professor Shaw will help to bring our expertise to high-value markets abroad – safeguarding jobs at home and widening access to vital health services worldwide.
Healthcare UK Medical Director Professor Rory Shaw said:
Staff in the NHS have an exceptional level of skills and knowledge, and work in a sophisticated integrated system to offer a high level of care to very large populations of patients. There is now an opportunity to share what we have with other countries in a way that makes a real contribution to the health of their people, as well as producing funds to support the NHS.
I am very excited to be part of the team at Healthcare UK which will help the NHS configure what it can offer in a way that supports the plans of overseas regional and national governments as well as those investing in emerging countries.
Healthcare UK Director Howard Lyons said:
We are delighted that someone of Professor Shaw’s experience and capability has agreed to join Healthcare UK as Medical Director leading the newly-established NHS International Development team and developing the capacity of NHS organisations to engage in international activities.