Chinese officials sign training agreement with ICENI Centre

ICENI Centre and First People's Hospital Changzhou sign training agreement

A delegation of six Chinese officials visited Colchester General Hospital this month to sign an agreement to receive medical training from the ICENI Centre, the hospital’s surgical training and resource venture.

The agreement will see doctors from the Changzhou First People’s Hospital receive laparoscopy training with a view to learning new skills and management systems they can adopt in their own hospital. Chinese delegates included two surgeons from the Changzhou Hospital, in Jiangsu Province. 

Ongoing links between Essex & China in the medical community
The meeting was a reciprocal one between the two hospitals. Representatives from the ICENI Centre visited Jiangsu Province earlier this year. The visits are part of an ongoing relationship the ICENI Centre has with the Chinese province facilitated by Essex International, Essex County Council’s International Trade Department.

“I first visited Jiangsu province in 2008 as part of a trade mission co-ordinated by Essex County Council.

Since then, surgeons from China have visited Colchester General Hospital.

I went to the Changzhou First People’s Hospital earlier this year and I am really confident we can both learn a lot from each other.”

Tan Arulampan, Clinical Director of the ICENI Centre

Essex International has set up a programme of visits between The ICENI Centre and the Changzhou First People’s Hospital. This will begin in September with doctors from the Changzhou First People’s Hospital visiting the ICENI Centre for initial three month training.

How Essex International helps organisations
Through an exclusive 26-year relationship with Jiangsu Province, Essex International is able to provide unique access and offer the right connections to help organisations and businesses develop partnerships to help increase their presence in the Chinese market.

About the ICENI Centre
ICENI Centre & First People's Hospital Changzhou sign training agreementThe ICENI Centre is a joint venture between Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Anglia Ruskin University housed in a purpose built Research and Education Centre in Colchester.

Colchester has a long history of minimally Invasive Surgical Research and Education stretching back to the pioneering days of laparoscopic surgery. The influence of the ICENI Centre is seen across the Eastern region and the centre now acts as a focus for surgical research and training in conjunction with partner hospitals within the Anglia Ruskin postgraduate medical community.

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Source [Daily Gazette]

Peter Manning
Peter Manning

Head of Essex International

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Extensive 'in market' experience in China, India and the UK. 15 years in the fields of inward investment, international trade, international realtionships and business development. His experience of helping UK and Chinese businesses, universities and governments do business together has given Peter detailed knowledge of how to do business in China and a wide range of contacts. Peter has an MBA from Henley Business School (Reading University), and was awarded an OBE in 2019 in the New Year’s Honours List for UK/China Relations.