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Tunstall and other UK firms eye elderly care in China

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18-Nov-15 UK healthcare providers and elderly care companies are seeking business opportunities in China to tap the rising demand for elderly care. Tunstall Healthcare, a UK health technology firm, is opening a showroom in Shanghai to showcase its health monitoring capabilities. The UK's IHG is building a hospital in South China for China Railway Engineering Corp, while Annie Barr, Glasgow Caledonian University and Kings College London are training Chinese health professionals in five cities as China aims to train 150,000 doctors and 2 million nurses by 2020. [image: Venture Capital Post]

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OECD says Australia healthcare lags in data and technology

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17-Nov-15 A recent OECD report reveals the Australian healthcare system lags behind others including the US and UK. Although Australians have the fourth-lowest smoking rate of 13% and a heart disease rate below average, the sharing of responsibilities between state and federal governments has led to a broken system. The use of technology is “slow and disappointing” said the OECD. [image: Healthcare Global]

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India and the UK establish strategic partnership in healthcare

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17-Nov-15 King's College Hospital has become the clinical partner for the first Indo UK Institute of Health, in New Chandigar, India. Backed by up to GBP100 mn of private investment, the project is the first of 11 which will see hospitals, nursing schools and medical colleges developed across India. The initiative will eventually amount to a GBP1 bn investment. [image: GOV UK]

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Quality of care in Australian hospitals lacks oversight

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16-Nov-15 An OECD review of Australia's health system said that it was performing "remarkably well" despite its "fragmented nature" and the "sometimes strained" relationship between federal, state and territory governments over health funding. While Australia had improved its standards, it also mentioned: "A surprising lack of data on the quality and outcomes of care." [image: Merimbula News]

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