Government renews healthcare contract with Healix

The UK government has renewed its global healthcare contract with Healix International.

Central to the renewal of the contract was a commitment to ensure that government staff and their families receive a level of care equivalent to that of the NHS, despite the lower standards of healthcare offered outside of the UK. Pre-trip health screening was said to be another crucial facet of the contract.

“UK government staff and families live and work in over 190 different countries, with varying degrees of local medical care,” explained Russell Smith, director of government services, Healix International. “It’s vital, therefore, that they know they and their families can access the healthcare support they need – to the same standards they would expect if they were in the UK. We like overseas staff and their families to think of us as their overseas GP, where they can access all levels of primary and secondary medical healthcare just when they need it.”

As part of the five year contract, Healix also delivers occupational health support for staff from FCDO and FCDO Services, two key government departments, as well as mental health support for all government employees abroad. Greater focus has been placed on digitisation of processes, including the creation of a new global healthcare hub.

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