New partnership to improve healthcare outcomes in India and the UK

Hinduja-King’s Health Partners AcademyKing’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Hinduja Foundation UK and P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre (owned and managed by the National Health & Education Society) have announced a new strategic partnership to advance training, education and research capacity building focused on healthcare outcomes.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden visited the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE) to welcome the partnership. 

During his visit, the Deputy Prime Minister also received a tour of LIHE, the first MedTech Venture Builder in the UK. LIHE will help new healthcare technologies navigate the complex and often blocked path to clinical and commercial success by bringing together world-class research and development expertise across academia, the NHS and the MedTech industry. LIHE is unlocking the potential of innovative medical technologies to change the lives of patients around the world.

King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT, and the National Health & Education Society signed a memorandum of agreement which will deliver training in clinical and non-clinical short courses, research capacity building and executive education to health professionals in India.

Separately, a significant philanthropic gift from the Hinduja Foundation UK will enable health engineering research and clinical innovation through PhD and Masters scholarships for students from India in biomedical engineering and imaging sciences.

Together, these joint activities will create the Hinduja-King’s Health Partners Academy.

For the Hinduja family, this collaboration is in recognition of the late Srichand P Hinduja, former Chairman of the Hinduja Group, who sadly passed away last year and had dedicated much of his life to philanthropy.

With King’s College London leading research, teaching and focus on biomedical technologies, health data (including AI) and advanced therapies, it is hoped that as well as supporting healthcare provision in India, the partnership will help drive forward the development of new technologies to address global healthcare challenges in these areas.

"The Hinduja-King’s Health Partners Academy offer a wealth of potential synergies that we are truly excited about. We believe that through collaboration and co- creation, we can build a launchpad for a future of healthcare that is rooted in technological and digital advances bringing far- reaching impact and health improvement." - Prof Richard Trembath, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) at King's College London, and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners.

"We are delighted the Hinduja Foundation and the P.D. Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai are reaching a ground breaking agreement and collaboration in education and healthcare with King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. We see this as part of a long-term partnership to bring real positive healthcare and research outcomes to benefit India and the UK." - Mr. G.P. Hinduja, Chairman of the Hinduja Group and Foundation.

"This partnership will enhance and develop the skills of future healthcare professionals in the UK and India, enabling them to create new solutions to challenging international health issues."Prof Ian Abbs, Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.