Northumberland health and care leaders have signed a historic MOU with a leading Indian healthcare provider to share expertise in integrated care.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council (Northumbria) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indo UK Healthcare Pvt Ltd (IUHP) in support of the Indo UK Institute of Health programme.
The agreement between Northumbria and IUHP will see the sharing of NHS expertise as India aspires to achieve the high standards of care which exist in Northumberland. The project aims to help accelerate the development of integrated care outside hospital. It aligns with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of delivering affordable healthcare for all.
It is thanks to a long-standing and unique collaboration between Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust that the area provides some of the best and most fully integrated call anywhere in the NHS, if not the world. The model creates a seamless experience for patients by integrating:
- acute hospitals (including emergency services)
- community services
- care delivered at home
The service has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive of IUHP said:
“This is an important milestone in our vision to transform the health of millions of Indian citizens. Northumbria provides outstanding high-quality integrated health and social care for its residents. This is exactly the experience we need to take forward our own plans.
We want to take the very best that the NHS has to offer across to India and there is no doubt Northumbria is the best at what it does.”