This working paper explores the migration and mobility of health workers. It summarises the international health care labour market, and discusses policy options to respond to a growing need for health workers.
This paper is formed of six sections:
- Section 1 introduces the working paper.
- Section 2 summarises the key global trends in population health and what these mean for the health workforce.
- Section 3 examines the health labour market backdrop, with a focus on workforce mobility and migration.
- Section 4 considers the policy context, and policy responses to tackle the skills shortages and mismatches in the health labour market.
- Section 5 examines health workforce mobility and migration in more detail, reporting on the opportunities mobility creates. It also explains which of the available policy options meet ‘ethical’ and efficiency considerations, notably the WHO Code of Practice.
- Section 6 looks at the key policy messages that emerge from the analysis and synthesis conducted for the paper.
You might also like...
Jennifer Dixon looks to Dominic Cummings’ blog and asks whether further reform of England’s largest...
We're hosting an evening seminar on 16 April 2020 where an expert speaker and panellists will...
Health Foundation response to the Migration Advisory Committee's report on a future immigration...
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
@NESKnowledge Thanks for sharing our work!Follow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more