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KHP sponser APPG on Global Health

King’s Health Partners (KHP) has become a sponsor for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health - a new Group established to inform and improve policy in global health by connecting parliamentarians from all parties with the growing community of academics and civil society groups, including staff at King’s Health Partners.

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health will develop policy recommendations and offer advice to Parliament and the Government based on the following key principles:

  • Health is global and interdependent – it is no longer possible to separate health issues between countries. We increasingly face the same global threats and rely on the same people and technologies for solutions.
  • Policies that most affect health are not always health policies – other policies have enormous impact on health determinants and solutions.
  • Health needs collaboration – between countries, sectors, departments and organisations. Cross-sectoral collaboration on global health is crucial.

Support from King’s Health Partners, alongside the other sponsors, will allow the Group to appoint policy advisors, commission research and draw in expert advice.

On Wednesday 11 July, the Group published its first report called ‘All the Talents – how new roles and better teamwork can release potential and improve health services’, which looks at how innovations in the skill mix of health workers can have beneficial impact on health services by improving quality, reducing costs and increasing access.

The Group is chaired by Lord Crisp, who is the former NHS Chief Executive and Chair of the King’s Centre for Global Health Advisory Board at King’s Health Partners.

Lord Crisp said: ‘At a time of rapid globalisation and growing instability, global health is emerging as an important concept and has been adopted as a key policy theme by the Government. The establishment of this Group will enable parliamentarians and researchers to work together to make important contributions to global health policy.’