CareShield’s global alliance helps further UK global health policy
CareShield’s global alliance with the British Embassy, Beijing helps further UK global health policy
CareShield’s current Anglo-Sino official visit has got off to a flying start with their Chinese guests being welcomed to the company’s head office in Stevenage by Stephen McPartland, the local MP. This is a significant step for the Hertfordshire-based company, as it is a key element in the Memorandum of Understanding it signed last year with the China Planning Institute on Ageing (CPIA). The visit is the culmination of CareShield’s expansion of their global strategic partnership programme - and the delegates’ learning and experiences on the trip will feed into the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs “Healthy China” 5-year plan.
As a market leader in the UK provision of expert blended learning in the Health and Social Care sector, CareShield has been instrumental in developing links with the largest population of older people in the world. Christian Greenshaw, CareShield’s CEO said; “Our belief that everyone deserves exceptional care knows no boundaries. The UK and China face many similar demographic challenges that are placing increasing strain on the provision of services, so if we can help in any way – through our spirit of collaboration – we will.
“We are passionate about improving the lives of everyone receiving health and care services. And our Chinese visitors are here to see how best practice care services are delivered in the UK – and how our expert training programmes underpin improvements in the quality and excellence of care provision.”
Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage has a long-standing interest in China, developed when he was at university. He feels that both countries can learn from each other and was delighted to have an opportunity to help a local business foster global partnerships – especially through another of his key interests, the transfer and adaptation of knowledge.
Stephen added; “I’m proud we have this expertise here in Stevenage. CareShield obviously has the expertise to help improve key public health parameters to ageing populations more efficiently. The company are obviously taking steps to become a global leader in this sector and I think it’s fantastic that a key outcome of this collaboration will be that more people will be treated with dignity and respect in their old age.”
Both Christian and Stephen faced a volley of pertinent questions from the well-informed delegates, including on the differences between health and social care and local and national government, the NHS, and Brexit. When asked, the major differences noted by all the delegates were the differences in legal structures and regulations – and they’ve been incredibly impressed with the facilities of the care homes visited so far.
CareShield’s developing global strategic partnerships and current Sino-UK Elderly Care visit - for a number of senior Chinese health and care delegates - are key results of a visit Christian made last year with David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt. As the leading training and eLearning provider to the Health and Social Care sector, CareShield’s CEO was integral to Government of the day’s bid to deepen ties with the world’s second largest economy. CareShield focused on presenting their older persons and dementia best practice care and training. The relationships made are bearing fruit now - and will continue to do so into the future.