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Saturday, July 13, 2024

British Chamber of Commerce Dubai welcomes UK healthcare team

The British Chamber of Commerce Dubai (BCCD) supported the Department for Business and Trade Healthcare UK team’s participation in the Arab Health Exhibition 2024. The BCCD played a crucial role in organizing two insightful sessions featuring a panel of experts from the UK and the UAE.   A keynote address was delivered by Sir Stephen Powis, Director of NHS England whereas the UK panellists included Professor Steven Jones from the University of Chester, Chief Pharmacist Nigel Barnes from Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust, and Associate Director of Mental Health Debbie Walton from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. From the UAE, Leah Cotterill, Chief Distribution Officer at BCCD Annual Partner Cigna Healthcare, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Vedrana Mladnia from NYU Abu Dhabi, and Chief Medical Officer Nahida Nayaz Ahmed from Abu Dhabi Health Services Company-SEHA, contributed to the discussion. Rachel McArthur, a MENA Health journalist, moderated the session.

In the Cardiovascular Health session, UK experts included Dr. Claudia Montanaro, Consultant Cardiologist from The Royal Brompton and Guy’s and St Thomas’, Senior Cardiothoracic Surgical Pharmacist Zainab Khanbhai from The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, and Dr. Piruthivi Sukumar, ProDean for International Development at the Faculty of Medicine and Health in the University of Leeds. From the UAE, Prof. Dr Mehmood Butt, Head of the Cardiovascular department and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at BCCD Annual Partner King’s College Hospital London – UAE, and Dr. Philip Strike, Consultant Interventional and General Cardiologist from Mediclinic Middle East Parkview, shared their expertise. Dr. Phil Jennings from health Innovations Northwest Coast moderated the session.

Appreciation was extended to Mohammed Juned Mehrajul Islam, Nicola Parry, Tarah Stevenson, BSc, PGCE, MSc, and Megan Zaman at Healthcare UK for their contributions to the event.

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