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15 August 2023

International educational partnerships to develop the healthcare workforce

What are the benefits and challenges associated with these partnerships?

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International partnerships between institutions in high income and low to middle income countries are a long established way of developing the international healthcare workforce. They include the King’s Somaliland Partnership which was established in 2000 and works with the Somaliland government, higher education institutions, health facilities, regulators and professional associations, to support health workforce development and service delivery.

This report, out today from the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King's, summarises evidence on the benefits and challenges of creating these partnerships and highlights the increasing importance given to creating ethical and sustainable arrangements in the future.

The report derives from a study commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which built on an earlier examination of ethical international recruitment.

This publication

Moriarty, J., Steils, N., Luijnenburg, O., Manthorpe, J., Lipman, V., Martineau, S., Harris, J., Norrie, C., Samsi, K., & Kharicha, K. (2023). Messages about International Educational Partnerships to Develop the Healthcare Workforce. NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King's College London.


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Nicole Steils

Research Fellow

Olivia Luijnenburg

Research Associate

Jill Manthorpe

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Valerie Lipman

Chair of the PCIE Advisory Group

Research Fellow

Jess Harris

Research Fellow

Caroline Norrie

Senior Research Fellow

Kalpa Kharicha

Senior Research Fellow