On 26th March, 2015, a “HEALTHCARE IS GREAT” event was launched by Counton Global Mobility Solutions (Counton GMS) and supported by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), British Embassy Beijing, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) at British Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing.
Representatives from UK world-leading hospitals, Chinese hospitals and Chinese doctors were present at this event, which was hosted by Brian Gallagher, UK’s Minister Counsellor & Campaign Strategy Director for Life Sciences, Health and Social Care for China.
The purpose of “HEALTHCARE IS GREAT” was to introduce the leading UK medical care and healthcare solutions and training opportunities to Chinese nationals and doctors. At the event, Brian Gallagher emphasised that as the ties between UK and China had become closer in many sectors, healthcare is amongst one of the most significant spheres with potential for greater cooperation. “This is an exciting joint initiative for Chinese to access UK Private healthcare” he said.
（from left to right: Brian Gallagher, Angela Single, Alvin Li）
Alvin Li, CEO of Counton GMS, the key organiser of the event, emphasised its significant importance, saying “Healthcare Is Great” marked the milestone for Chinese nationals who wish to travel to the UK for overseas healthcare services. He also highlighted that China is facing adramatically increasing ageing society, which is contributing to a significantincrease of cancer incidence. Furthermore, he said that owing to unhealthy lifestyles of people, cases of cancers, cardiovascular diseases and digestive and respiratory system diseasesare skyrocketing. “Currently we see an imbalance of healthcare supply and demand in China. The emerging Chinese middle class are increasingly demanding overseas healthcare services. They admire UK’s advanced medical treatments,their technology and the premium experiences they can experience for themselves and their families. All of which makes overseas medical and healthcare services more in demand,” he said.
At the British Embassy Beijing event,Brian Gallagher and Alvin Li unveiled Counton Global Mobility Solutions Ltd (Beijing Branch), which symbolised its official expansion to China. Counton GMS is the first medical and healthcare tourism consultancy firm supported by the UK government with the aim at assisting Chinese nationals to access the premium and bespokeoverseas healthcare services.
The Visa Officer from British Embassy in China also delivered the speech on the details of Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa.
The event received massive Chinese media interests and coverage such as CCTV, People’s Daily, Sina, etc.
【CountonGMS】 “HEALTHCARE IS GREAT” Launch Event
More media outlets about the event
People’s Daily: http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/0326/c1002-26756234.html