Healthcare training in the UK is set to get a major boost after GE Healthcare announced a major new expansion of its educational programs to help reach over 2 million healthcare professionals in the UK and abroad. Over $1bn will be invested in the next five years to help 300m patients across the world.
The aim will be to enhance their training with the latest in medical technology, improving patient care and diagnosis. Developing countries will benefit from access to virtual training and technologies such as portable ultrasound scanners. Doctors will be able to use remote learning to work with colleagues in cities to help treat and diagnose patients in areas with little or no access to healthcare, improving the quality of life in remote areas, for example.
GE Healthcare will work with healthcare providers across the world to help offer a range of solutions to improve learning and deliver innovative ways to access materials. This will help professionals looking to develop their skills further in countries such as the UK.
John Flannery, CEO and President of GE Healthcare said: “We will continue to work closely with local governments, institutions and customers to address some of their most important concerns. In some countries, this will mean training midwives to use new ultrasound or portable diagnostic equipment. In others, it will include supporting multi-hospital networks to enhance their clinical and operational outcomes.”