Healthcare UK - Arab Health Panel: Mental Health (BCCD)

Event Date: Tue, 30th Jan 2024

Event Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Venue: World Trade Club, Level 33

Location: Sheik Rashid Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre (access from side of Hall 2), Dubai

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Members Fee : FREE

Pre-members Fee: FREE

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The BCCD is proud to be working with Healthcare UK on its Arab Health 2024 programme of events. Following an indepth and closed door event in Arab Health 2023, key UK and UAE stakeholders now invite you to a panel session on mental health advancements, care and benchmarking the NHS.

Visiting senior decision makers in the NHS would like to better understand the key challenges within the Middle East and what the UK can do to support those who are supporting clients and patients with mental health challenges.

The key themes the panel will be discussing will be - access to mental health professionals and services and the role of digital health.

Confirmed panelists are:

From the UK:
Keynote speaker - Jacqui Rock, Chief Commercial Officer, NHS England Dr Steven Jones, Professor of Mental Health, University of Chester 
Nigel Barnes, Chief Pharmacist, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust 
Debbie Walton, Associate Director of Mental Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 

From the UAE:
Leah Cotterill, Chief Distribution Officer, Cigna Healthcare, Middle East and Africa
Dr Vedrana Mladnia, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Director of Counselling at NYU Abu Dhabi

Moderator: Sophie Smith, Founder, Nabta Health

This will be an open forum discussion to explore how the approach to mental health in the UAE has changed over the last 15 years. Specifically looking at what the most prominent gaps are and where can the UK help to fill the gap.

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