Professor Motson has recently returned from a visit to China for teaching and training. The first centre was the Renji Hospital in Shanghai, which was close to completing a 4,000 sq. metre training building for multi-specialty use. The second Ningxia University Hospital in Yinchuan in Northern China.
Professor Motson lectured at both sites on the laparoscopic training that is carried out in the ICENI Centre and also ran a Trans-Anal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME) course in Yinchuan. The Chinese surgeons and trainees were very enthusiastic and keen to learn from their Western colleagues.
Essex International and The ICENI Centre hosts bespoke training for Chinese GPs
Today, Essex International waved goodbye to 18 Chinese GPs following a bespoke three week training programme to learn about the UK’s healthcare system.
As a part of the unique 30 year Jiangsu partnership, the three week knowledge exchange was delivered jointly with the ICENI Centre in Colchester. The expert team shared examples with the delegation on how they could effectively relieve pressure on hospitals in China.
The training programme included lectures and site visits and covered the following topics:
- Overview of the NHS and local health care system in England
- Primary health care, the role of GPs and training of GPs
- How a General Practice is staffed, run, financed and regulated.
Peter Manning, Head of Essex International, said: “Through helping this group of Chinese doctors understand how the UK’s primary health care system operates, Essex International is in turn opening doors to opportunities in China for Essex healthcare businesses. This long-term programme is a win-win for both sides and we are keen to help other healthcare businesses who may be interested in the Chinese market.”
Essex International has developed a close link with the Jiangsu Health Commission, and this three week programme has seen China looking to the UK for guidance and best practice as they seek to reform their healthcare system.
Developed alongside the ICENI Centre, future plans are to deliver the bespoke training course in China.
Professor Roger Motson, Director of the ICENI Centre said: “We are delighted to welcome this group of Chinese GPs from Jiangsu province in China. We have previously trained surgeons from Changzhou in Jiangsu and continuing our longer term connections with China is part of our international educational strategy. In this three week visit they will learn about the many differences between the UK and Chinese health systems and take home some new ideas that they can develop into their own practices.”