We have published many of the presentations, photos and content from the Future of Harley Street event.
Background to the event
To provide some background to the event and to stimulate discussion, we recommended that participants reviewed some of the recommended articles and resources below which provide insight to the growing international patient, medical travel and medical tourism sector.
Articles from International Medical Travel Journal
- London – The slumbering giant of medical travel?
Will London wake up to some of the newly emerging opportunities presented by the international patient market.
- Employer sponsored medical tourism: Kevin’s new knee
Many countries see the USA as a lucrative market for their international patient services. Read the story of Kevin, a patient from the USA whose treatment overseas was funded by his employer.
- Wales……. the latest medical tourism destination for US patients?
A news story on CNN featured a US patient who travelled to Wales for sinus surgery.
- Developments in certification for medical tourism and international patient services
The certification of international patient services is front of mind with many of the providers in the UK’s competing destinations.
- Medical tourism destinations. Today, Nigeria…, next stop… Mars?
There are now 80 countries claiming to be destinations for the international patient.
National and government funded initiatives
Many countries are investing in a coordinated approach to promoting their country’s healthcare services to international patients. Here are a few examples:
- Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council or better known as MHTC was established under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, , highlighting Malaysia as the preferred healthcare travel destination in the Asian region. As an initiative under the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), its ultimate purpose is to promote and position Malaysia as a unique destination for world-class healthcare services.
- Turkish Healthcare Travel Council: THTC
The Council is the Turkey’s largest health tourism organization, with 141 members. It has been working as a health tourism cluster in and outside of Turkey since 2008. The members consist of both national and international members including governmental institutions, hospitals, clinics, medical tourism facilitators, travel agencies, hotels, spa and wellness centers and thermal medical spas.
- Medical Korea (Korea Health Industry Development Institute – KHIDI)
Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) is a public organization that consists of a group of experts dealing with various programs on promoting and developing the health industry in Korea,. Three new KHIDI global business offices have instituted in England, UAE, and Kazakhstan
- Healthcare UK
Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England. Aims to help UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas…. by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets and supporting healthcare partnerships between the UK and overseas healthcare providers.