NHS Employers, in partnership with the NZ-UK Link Foundation, is hosting a free seminar on the benefits of health workforce migration between New Zealand and the UK. We look forward to welcoming a wide range of delegates for the event, which takes place in our new conference centre – Horizon Leeds.
Central to the event will be a lecture from visiting Professor Robin Gauld (University of Otago) a well-respected authority on health systems. The presentation will focus on the range of skills that migrant healthcare professionals bring, how these are integrated within their adoptive country and the skills they obtain from their new environment. Practical examples of benefits to both individuals and health care organisations will be presented and discussed.
Professor Gauld explains:
“In this lecture, I will provide an overview of some of the statistics around workforce migration between the UK and New Zealand. There is a deep history of movements between the two. I’ll draw particularly on recent survey work and interviews with doctors and nurses from the UK presently practicing in New Zealand.
"Each year around 3000 doctors go ‘down under’, 500 destined for New Zealand. Many see New Zealand as a ‘closed shop’ when it comes to recognising special skills that a highly-trained nurse from the NHS might have. I’ll outline some suggestions for how migrant professionals’ knowledge and skills might be better captured and utilised, to the benefit of both professionals themselves as well as the host country and its health system.”
Following Professor Gauld's lecture, there will be a response from NHS Employer, and an opportunity for open Q & A.
Register here for your free place.