Friday 1 March marks Overseas NHS Workers Day, a day to recognises the extraordinary contribution that people who’ve moved or migrated to the UK make to our health service – as well as to healthcare globally. At CGHP we acknowledge the particular contribution overseas staff make to health partnerships between the UK and low- and middle-income countries. By participating in partnerships – often with their country of heritage – these staff bring unrivalled cultural understanding and awareness, as well as the unique skills and experience gained through their previous work and training overseas.

“Volunteering with CGHP is such a great way of giving back to my home country, to whom I owe my training, and a massive part of who and what I am now.” 

– Margaret Baron, Resuscitation Officer 

Margaret Baron, Clare Baaka and Mercy Adera are all examples of NHS workers who are contributing to global health by sharing their skills, time and expertise through CGHP partnerships and by participating in reciprocal training programmes that benefit the NHS and equips them deliver the best possible care back home.

Margaret is a resuscitation officer with Resuscitation Services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She is originally from the Philippines and has worked in the NHS for six years. Read Margaret’s story
 
Clare is a clinical fellow at the John Farman ICU at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She came here as part of the CGHP supported Uganda UK health partnership on the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme. Read Clare’s story
 
Mercy is a scrub nurse at the Rosie Hospital Theatres. Originally from Kenya, she has been working at The Rosie for seven months.  Read Mercy’s story.

To find out more about the significant contribution diaspora staff make to the NHS and global health, and the work of the Diaspora Network for Global Health, read THET’s policy report ‘Experts in our Midst‘.

Interested in participating in global health but not sure where to begin? Find out about the support, advice and funding CGHP offers you or email us anytime at info@cghp.org.uk.