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  • NHS Northumbria International Alliance receives export award

    NHS Northumbria International Alliance (NHS NIA) was honoured to receive the ‘New to Export’ award at the prestigious 2019 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export awards in association with HSBC and the Department for International Trade. Held at the National Railway Museum in York, the event celebrated the significant achievements of exporting in the North of England.

    For this year’s awards, there were over 150 nominations from across the North East, North West and Yorkshire in nine different categories with NHS NIA being shortlisted in two categories – ‘New to Export’ and ‘High Growth Markets Exporter of the Year’.

    ​NHS NIA was delighted to be recognised, and was particularly pleased to have The Christie and BDP with them to pick up the award. The Christie and BDP are working as part of NHS NIA on a significant programme in China with the highly regarded Rong Qiao Group. The Rong Qiao Group is investing over £1bn to develop world class health and care services and facilities across China that are based on UK standards.

    Founded and hosted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council, NHS NIA is a public sector organisation that brings international customers the very best of the UK’s NHS and social care to support their projects.

    The UK is consistently and independently recognised as one of the world leaders in the provision of cost effective health and care services and many international organisations want to deliver UK standard health and care services.

    Through one contracting vehicle, commercial customers are provided with direct access to thousands of leading NHS and health and care experts, policy makers and quality-approved partners – many award winning.  And only organisations whose services are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstandiing’ by the CQC (the UK care quality regulator) are included in the NHS NIA.

    NHS NIA provides consultancy and advisory services to help global customers deliver to UK standards, and works seamlessly with customer to help them improve health and social care for the people they serve. Project learnings are mutually beneficial, and any profit NHS NIA generates from sharing this UK know-how is reinvested into front line service back in the UK.

    NHS NIA is currently active in China, the Middle East and Europe and has had success elsewhere including Africa.