Earlier in July, GCU London had the honour of welcoming students from one of the oldest American Universities, George Washington (GWU).
The students were visiting as part of a partnership development initiative in which the MSc Public Health programme works with a range of partners that have a role in promoting health and wellbeing.
As part of this initiative, GCU London had the opportunity to host students from GWU studying on the Executive Masters in Health Administration. Around 30 students arrived on campus to exchange ideas and experiences on the state of health systems in the UK and the US.
The idea of developing the partnership is to provide students with an opportunity to explore and debate current issues around the challenges of achieving good health and access to high quality health services.
Professor Antony Morgan provided a detailed overview of how evidenced based practice is implemented in the UK and also discussed the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and its impact on how health improvement can be achieved in the UK.
After Professor Morgan’s presentation, a small number of GWU students who have selected regulation as their particular area of interest took the opportunity to make a short presentation on current trends in health service regulation in the USA.
This then stimulated a discussion about the similarities and differences between Great Britain and the United States.
Leonard Friedman, Professor and Course Director from GWU, was delighted with the visit ‘Our visit to GCU London was one of the highlights of our visit to London.’
Professor Morgan was also enthusiastic about the prospect of future collaboration between the two universities ‘Here’s to our return visit to the US to continue our cultural and academic exchange’.
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