Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT)
M.I.O.T International is a 1000-bed hospital in Chennai offering care to patients across 63 specialities, including cancer.
The Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI), co-founded by the Managing Director of MIOT International, works to promote scientific collaboration between healthcare personnel in the United Kingdom and India. Launched in December 2011, it has conducted several symposia in key healthcare areas for both countries, including oncology.
Through presenting at these symposia, clinicians from The Christie have established strong ties with M.I.O.T and in December 2017 a memorandum of understanding was signed, with the intent to develop the relationship between the organisations to support the training of staff.
Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) - Medicities
In 2015 the Prime Ministers of the UK and India signed a historic agreement to support the development of Medicities across 11 states in India. This is one of the world’s largest and most exciting healthcare projects, adding 11,000 beds, 25,000 nurses and 5,000 doctors, providing affordable medical access to about 400 million Indians.
In August 2017 building work started on the first IUIH Medicity in Nagpur, central India and attention has turned to purchasing state of the art equipment required for crucial radiotherapy services.
Experts from The Christie Centre for Medical Physics have provided valuable advice to IUIH, helping them evaluate potential suppliers of radiotherapy equipment. This marks the start of an on-going international relationship with IUIH.
70 Years of NHS innovation: trade mission to India
In February 2018 The Christie Chief Executive, Roger Spencer, visited India as part of a UK Trade mission celebrating 70 years of the NHS Innovation. Taking place in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, the Mission was led by Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, Sarah Wilkinson CEO of NHS Digital and Deborah Kobewka, MD of Healthcare UK.