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Understanding Opportunities in Primary Care and Dental Care (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Seminar organised by British Chamber, DIT and KPMG
Date Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Time 16:00-18:00
Open for All welcome
Cost Members FREE RMB Non-Members 100 RMB
Contacts steven.lynch@cbbc.org.cn; (10) 8525 1111 ext. 704
Venue Wuhan Room, 3rd floor, Kerry Hotel, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District
光华路1号 嘉里酒店
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The British Chamber's Healthcare Forum, the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Chamber/CBBC members KPMG invite you to attend an engaging session aimed at understanding foreign direct investment and commercial opportunities in the UK and Chinese primary care and dental care markets.


Chaired by Anna Zhao, Director of Healthcare and Life Science, China-Britain Business Council

16:00 Registration

16:30 Opening remarks by Kevin Holland, Minister Counselor for Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, British Embassy Beijing

16:35 Presentation on healthcare investment in Europe by Roger Widdowson, Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG

17:05 Presentation on FDI and commercial opportunities in the primary care & dental care markets between China and the UK by Luke Solon, Healthcare and Life Sciences Global Strategy Group and Jenny Yao, Partner/Head of Healthcare China, KPMG

17:35 Open discussion 

18:00 Networking


China - commercial opportunities in the primary care and dental care market

Primary care in mainland China is being transformed as part of the country’s overall healthcare reform. The primary care market is expected to grow from £47.8 billion in 2015 to £76.9 billion in 2020. The development of primary care will generate significant commercial opportunities for both domestic and international players. In developing new primary care models, the Chinese government is looking at best practice internationally. The UK is well known for the quality of its primary care and its general practitioner (GP) training and education system.

Dental care has remained a relatively independent and distinct segment of the mainland China healthcare system. Unlike other specialties, dental care services in China are provided by both hospitals and stand-alone clinics. The majority of tertiary and secondary general hospitals provide dental services through their stomatology departments, while each major city is also equipped with a dental hospital, usually affiliated to a local dental school. Leading dental schools have developed strong stomatology hospitals in their regions, providing complex and comprehensive treatments. However, similar to many other countries, private sector dental clinics started to boom and have now earned a significant market share.

UK - identification of FDI and commercial opportunities in the primary care and dental care markets

Primary care services in the UK are mature and highly developed. Well known for their general practices and general practitioners, the primary care service model is respected and replicated by many countries across the world. The reforms led by the UK government in recent years present opportunities to both UK and overseas investors.

The UK dental care market has undergone development for several decades. The NHS and private dentists work together to ensure that all residents can access essential care to maintain their oral health, while the wealthier population invests in privately paid complex treatments, including those of a cosmetic nature. Demand for private dental care is strongly dependent on the economy; studies show that, as the economy grows again following the 2008 financial crisis and restrictions for the NHS dental services are tightly controlled, there will be higher demand for private dental services in the coming decade. 


Please contact Steven Lynch at the address above.

About the Healthcare Forum

Our Healthcare Forum invites BritCham/CBBC members from the healthcare sector to share expertise, experience and common concerns about the Chinese market. It offers members the opportunity to meet on a regular basis to discuss policy, regulatory and industry developments and issues from different perspectives, ranging from macroeconomics to specific sector-focused topics. For details please click here.

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