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The NHS in China – Reform, Leadership and Partnership (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type British Chamber Healthcare Forum
Date Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time 15:00-17:00
Open for All welcome
Cost Members FREE RMB Non-Members FREE RMB
Contacts serena.li@cbbc.org.cn; (10) 8525 1111 ext. 336
Venue The British Business Centre, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Room 1001, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmen Wai Dajie, Chaoyang District
北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号中国人寿大厦1001室 英国商务中心
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Join us at this Chamber Healthcare Forum event to hear British and Chinese views on how the UK's National Health Service model can be applied in the reform of the Chinese healthcare system.
A delegation from the University of Nottingham will attend the event. Prof Ian Hall from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will give an introduction to the NHS and the UK healthcare system for Chinese attendees. Dr Stephen Timmons from the university's Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning will speak about recent structural reforms to the NHS, covering primary care and hospital services and describing the wider economic and demographic challenges it faces.
Finally, Dr Darren Yang, president of the Beijing-based Sanfine Hospital, a member of the Chamber, will relate his experience of Sino-UK partnerships from a Chinese perspective. 
Participation and discussion are encouraged and there will time for questions and networking after the talks. Non-members of the forum with an interest in this field are welcome. For more information on our Healthcare Forum in Beijing, please click here.
15:00 Registration
15:30 Welcome note by Healthcare Forum chair John Williams
15:40 NHS introduction by Prof Ian Hall
16:00 NHS reform by Dr Stephen Timmons
16:20 Chinese perspective on UK-China collaboration by Darren Yang, President, Sanfine Hospital
16:40 Q&A
16:50 Closing remarks
17:00 Networking
Professor Ian Hall
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Director, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences and Boots Professor of Therapeutics
Professor Ian Hall completed his clinical studies at the University of Oxford before moving to Nottingham for specialist training and an initial research period. Subsequently he was an MRC travelling fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and National Asthma Campaign Senior Research Fellow back in Nottingham. His expertise includes molecular genetics of airway disease, pharmacogenetics, asthma, cell signalling. His main clinical interest is in respiratory medicine, especially asthma. He runs a research group which works on the genetics and cell biology of airway disease. His key research interests includes genetics and pharmacogenetics of asthma and atopy, calcium homeostasis in airway smooth muscle, and hyperpolarised gas lung imaging. Professor Hall is the lead researcher from the University of Nottingham for the largest ever study of the genetics relating to lung disease.
Dr Stephen Timmons
Associate Professor in Healthcare Innovation
Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)
Nottingham University Business School
Dr Stephen Timmons is Associate Professor in Healthcare Innovation, in the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning, Nottingham University Business School. His academic background is in sociology, which he studied at the University of Cambridge and University of York. His professional background is as a general manager in health services, and he holds a Master's degree from the University of Glasgow in Health Informatics. His doctoral thesis was on the implementation of computer systems in hospital. His current research uses social science methods to study the implementation of evidence-based health innovations, particularly new technology and new ways of working. He has advised the UK Department of Health, and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Dr Darren Yang
President, Sanfine International Hospital
In 1994 Dr Yang received his master’s degree in clinical urology from the Medical School of Chinese PLA. After more than 10 years working in the China PLA General Hospital (Hospital 301), he joined International SOS in 1998 and worked there for over 13 years. He studied in Australia and obtained his master’s degree in Clinical Family Medicine at Monash University in 2009. In early 2012, Dr Yang started his new career in China’s private healthcare industry, and he joined Sanfine International Hospital with a dream of creating an outstanding, high-end private hospital in China. Due to his unique experience, he has elevated his medical practices and leadership skills to international standards with in-depth understanding of both Chinese and overseas healthcare systems. 
For other enquiries please contact Serena Li at the address above.
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