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Policy Work

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We champion the contribution health workers are making to the development of our societies. Wherever they are, whoever they are.

Our emphasis

Thought leadership drawing on the insights we gain through our programme and grants management work. See for example, our guest editorship of a series of articles in the on-line journal Globalization and Health.

Positive engagement of the current UK government policy, UK aid: tackling global challenges in the national interest. For example:

  • Our report In our mutual interest examined the opportunities and challenges associated with the partnership approach.
  • In our discussion paper, The Transition from Aid, we make the case that the need for UK engagement in middle-income countries (MICs) remains pressing, with commercial opportunities growing as economies do, but with aid still vital in some contexts.

Our ambition

We will continue to use our unique positioning to occupy policy spaces that we feel can maximise our impact, especially on UK government policy.

Explore our Policy pages to find out how we support our vision:


Experts in Our Midst: Recognising the contribution NHS diaspora staff make to global health

Our latest pivotal report explores the contribution NHS diaspora staff make to global health. Composing 15% of the NHS’ workforce, their expertise, knowledge and leadership is often overlooked and as a result the NHS risks losing its global reputation at a crucial time.

Experts in Our Midst explores the broader current context and promotes the marginalised voices of diaspora NHS staff within the wider, often hostile, environment. We know that diaspora NHS staff have always played a valuable role in Health Partnerships. What we did not know was the scale of their engagement, the challenges faced, nor how best to amplify their voices to demonstrate the impact diaspora can have on global health projects.

To read the full report, please click here.

To read our fact sheet which sets out key findings and recommendations, please click here.