THET is influencing policy development to support greater engagement in global health across the UK.
NHS volunteering group
THET co-founded the NHS Volunteering Group which is now chaired by Global Health Exchange
As part of this Group, THET supported the development of resources to champion health worker engagement in global health
For example, this guidance for NHS employers looks at the business case and benefits of volunteering, the impact it has on an employee’s terms and conditions and gives examples from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have both supported their staff to take part in volunteering activities. To view the guidance please click here.
Another example, this toolkit gives volunteers and local staff the opportunity to learn from each other to develop future practice – particularly in areas such as public health, primary care and community services, all of which are priority areas for the NHS. To view this toolkit please click here.
NHS international health group
THET is a member of the NHS International Health Group which is tasked with providing strategic direction to the UK’s engagement in global health. The group was set-up in 2008 in response to Lord Crisp’s landmark report, Global Health Partnerships
THET co-wrote Engaging in Global Health, the Framework for voluntary engagement in global health by the UK health sector, guidance sponsored by the NHS International Health Group
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