Health workforce migration - exploring links between New Zealand and the UK

NZ seminar

03 / 12 / 2014 12.58pm

On Tuesday 18 November, NHS Employers held a workforce migration seminar in partnership with the NZ-UK Link Foundation.  The benefits of health workforce flow between New Zealand and the UK were explored, and invited discussion on some of the key considerations for health services aiming to utilise the skills of migrant professionals and positively influence integration.

Professor Robin Gauld (University of Otago) is a respected authority on health systems, and gave a lecture detailing his original research in this area, drawing on statistical data and recent interviews with migrant health professionals.  Professor Gauld has delivered four UK lectures as part of his Visiting Professorship in conjunction with the NZ-UK Link Foundation and the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.  Professor Gauld’s lecture on 18 November can be seen in the video below.

To aid balance and scope on the subject matter, the seminar also included a response from Caroline Waterfield (Assistant Director, NHS Employers), who outlined some current context and considerations for the NHS.  A lively discussion concluded the seminar, which gave our panel chance to respond to specific experiences and queries raised by delegates.

For further details and pictures from the event, please visit the NZ-UK Link Foundation website.

The NHS Employers website provides a wide range of up to date information about immigration and international recruitment.

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