UK Healthcare Industry Provides Success Blueprint for Exporting to China

UK Healthcare Industry Provides Success Blueprint for Exporting to China

A partnership between Essentia Trading Ltd (Essentia), Mott MacDonald and EY has signed a collaborative agreement to support the development of emerging healthcare requirements in Nanjing, capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province.
Driven by continued growth, some of China’s largest cities are experiencing a major increase in the demand for the provision of world class healthcare. Many people now expect well-maintained facilities and efficient systems and they want to be more involved in the decisions that are made regarding their medical care. The impact of these changes has led to cities like Nanjing rethinking the future direction of their healthcare provision.

Working together with the Nanjing’s Health and Government officials, the partnership will provide guidance on transforming healthcare provisions and clinical support services. This advice will seek to develop health infrastructure, hospitals, technology, staff development and business support.
Steve McGuire, Essentia’s CEO, said: “We’re all excited by this great opportunity to help Nanjing reform its health systems in order to deliver efficient, cost effective care to its growing population. Managing change is never easy, but with expert insight and advice wrapped-up in NHS values we’re confident that we can make a real difference to individuals as well as infrastructure, technology and healthcare management teams.”

Richard Cantlay, Global Head of Healthcare Buildings at Mott MacDonald commented: “The opportunity to be involved in working alongside the NHS in helping deliver the vision to create a health provision designed to meet the health needs of a modern society with its changing demographics and disease prevalence is both exciting and interesting. This will require appropriate buildings and infrastructure which are designed for their optimal performance in use and allow clinical services to be provided in a safe, effective and affordable way with a focus on improving the patient experience.”

Richard Xie, EY International Health Unit Manager commented: “Chinese healthcare sector is at a pivotal point where the government is determined to transform the system with an open mind-set welcoming best solutions globally, aiming to deliver better population health outcome and patient experience. The NHS brand is well regarded in China, NHS Trusts could play a leading role in exporting its wealthy knowledge and skills that would have a long lasting impact to the nation. The consortia we established for Nanjing International Health Service Community carry the mission of strengthening the collective UK international health offerings and delivering land-mark results toward a better working Chinese healthcare system.”

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Notes to Editors

1 – Nanjing is the capital city of the Jiangsu province, located 300km from Shanghai on the Yangtze river, with a population just over 8 million. It is one of most important cities in China, rich in economic and technological activity.
2 – Nanjing has already seen the benefit of working with UK organisations. Kings College London (KCL), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust academic partner, already has an agreement to support Nanjing’s Health School with a King’s College London’s Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery as part of a 5.3m² health development.
About Essentia Trading Ltd
Launched in 2013, Essentia Trading Ltd is the commercial arm of Essentia, a business wholly owned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Operating as a separate limited liability company and employing over 50 people, Essentia Trading combines business acumen with public sector values to ensure organisations become more efficient and more effective. All profits are invested back into the NHS.
About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald ( is a £1.4BN global management, engineering and development firm. It is one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, with 16,000 employees and over 180 offices delivering sustainable outcomes for clients in 150 countries worldwide. It works on projects in the transportation, buildings, power, oil and gas, water and wastewater, environment, education, health, international development and digital infrastructure sectors.
About EY
EY is a leading professional services firm dedicated to helping companies identify and capitalise on business opportunities throughout the world. World-wide, it employs nearly 220,000 people working in over 700 cities, across 150 countries. EY works with leading healthcare providers, governments and regulators and purchasers across both mature and developing healthcare systems. Its client base include internationally recognised healthcare organisations in the Americas, UK, the Nordics, Netherlands and Australia with whom EY continue to pioneer innovative models of healthcare delivery and develop best practice and learning, add value to its clients.