For ten weeks the doctors, who are all chief physicians from large Chinese hospitals, will work alongside consultants in Tameside, in the hope they can learn new ideas and techniques to supplement developing areas within the evolving Chinese healthcare system.
China is undergoing major changes, and part of the process, the Chinese government is encouraging the establishment of international conferences, overseas study visits for healthcare leaders and practitioners, and visits to China by overseas healthcare representatives.
The doctors are in the UK as part of the Chinese Doctors Clinical Health Management Programme, which looks to develop links between the evolving Chinese healthcare system and healthcare professionals in Greater Manchester.
Tameside’s Chief Executive Karen James says she welcomes the opportunity for colleagues to not only share best practice but to learn more about the ways medicine is practiced in China. She says; “ This visit will allow us to see first hand how these doctors – who are all skilled in their field – approach healthcare challenges. I very much expect this to be of two-way benefit. We are very excited and open minded to the possibilities.”