NZ-UK Link Lecture: The benefits of health workforce migration between New Zealand and the United Ki
This lecture will consider the question of who benefits from health workforce flows between NZ and the UK. It will draw on the interview and case study data collected as part of the Visiting Professorship as well as published peer-reviewed and gray literature. It will discuss the range of posited benefits and then look at whether these have been realised via the lens of key informant interviews and the case studies. A particular focus will be on what sorts of skills immigrant professionals bring, how these are integrated within the adopted country and health system, and the skills professionals obtain from their new environment. The lecture will feature vignettes in which practical examples of benefits to individuals and health care organisations will be presented and discussed. The lecture will conclude with consideration of how benefits can be sustained and translated more broadly into the local health system and between NZ and the UK.
Chair: Sue Covill (Director, NHS Employers)
Respondent: Caroline Waterfield (Assistant Director, NHS Employers)