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NHS International Engagement beyond COVID-19


In this webinar, senior leaders in the NHS will discuss how to access national support and develop a strategic approach to their organisation’s engagement in international development to optimise benefits for their staff and organisations.

The webinar will:

  • Discuss the benefits of international development for the NHS, and the associated challenges
  • Consider how NHS leaders can best support staff engagement in this work
  • Explore the support and opportunities available at the national level, from Arm’s Length Bodies, Government departments, and NGOs

Programme: 29 October – How NHS leaders can optimise organisational benefits from their staff’s international engagement

10:05-11:00: The Importance of NHS Involvement – Three board-level executives and two health professionals will discuss the ways in which NHS global engagement is a worthwhile investment, framed through their organisations’ experiences, including entering the space, benefits, challenges, and next steps.

11:05-11:45: Funding Opportunities – The Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and two of their NHS partners will discuss their experiences of accessing funding for their staff’s international work via Department for International Development (now Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) programmes, and possible future opportunities for funding.

12:00 -12:40: Frugal Innovations – Dr Matt Harris, Dr Ted Adams and Dr Yasser Bhatti will discuss how NHS participation in international development activity can lead to the uptake of innovations in the NHS that were developed in low and middle-income countries. These are commonly known as ‘frugal innovations’ due to the cost savings they offer to the NHS. They will be joined by Neville Young from Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, who will share the role the AHSNs play in supporting uptake of these innovations into the NHS.

Register for the webinar here




Date: 29 October

Time: 10am - 12:40pm