Learning what works from NHS.
Based on the Warwick University campus, the NHS Institute supports the NHS by identifying and developing new ways of working to transform the health service.
The international delegation, including Alan Spinks, from New Zealand's Ministry of Health, and Canadian health minister Don McMorris, found out more about how NHS Institute programmes are helping staff in the NHS implement major improvements on the front line.
Programmes include The Productive Ward, which has given nurses the tools to make changes to their day-to-day activity, in many cases doubling the amount of time spent with patients.
Bernard Crump, chief executive of the NHS Institute, said: "We should be really proud that other countries are looking to learn from the NHS Institute and our success in working with the service to help improve the NHS.
"The NHS Institute is driving real change in the NHS by empowering staff on the ground.
It's important to share our learning from the roll-out of our programmes with our colleagues internationally, and we are very happy to welcome Alan Spinks and Don McMorris to the NHS Institute to find out more."
As well as sharing its own experiences, of transforming healthcare, the NHS Institute will be looking to gather new ideas and ways of working from overseas, and to build international partnerships.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS... Chief executive of the NHS Institute Bernard Crump (centre) welcomes Canadian healthofficials Marlene Smadu (left) and Bonnie Brossart at the NHS Institute.