Strategy for Internationalising Healthcare Delivery

In August 2016 Tayside NHS Board approved an innovative Strategy for Internationalising Healthcare Delivery. Produced by the Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) working in collaboration with Healthcare UK and aligned to University of Dundee strategy this is the first strategy of its type within an NHS Board in Scotland.

Recognising healthcare excellence in Tayside and that ‘brand NHS’ is amongst the best in the world, the purpose of the strategy is to address healthcare training and development needs in emerging and developing nations while furthering improving patient care within Tayside. 

To support the strategy AHSP has developed a business toolkit comprising:

  • Contract templates (Memorandum of Understanding, Confidentiality Agreement, Schedule to Over-Arching Agreement between NHS Tayside and University of Dundee)

  • Pricing strategy with disbursement of income policy

  • Due diligence process

  • Risk Register template

  • Standard Operating Procedure for release of NHS Tayside staff

AHSP will be the first point of contact regarding any potential income generating international collaborative projects between the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. The AHSP Office will provide guidance and link NHS Tayside staff with relevant University of Dundee internationalisation colleagues for development of potential projects.

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NHS Tayside staff engaging in philanthropic, research, teaching or direct healthcare delivery activities through professional bodies or charities may find it helpful to engage with The Scottish Global Health Collaborative, chaired by the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and set up to promote effective and co-ordinated health sector involvement in global health.