“The recent pandemic has shown just how quickly disease can spread and how our NHS must be trained and prepared for any eventuality. Experience gained in disasters and outbreaks overseas fortifies our defences and increases our resilience. A global Britain needs a global experience.”
– Tony Redmond OBE, Founder and Chair UK-Med
As the world continues its fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic, this study shines a light on the significant benefits NHS doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who have taken part in an international emergency medical response bring back for their NHS practice and patients in the UK.
Its findings corroborate existing research on international health partnerships. 83-98% of survey participants experienced improvements in their:
The study calls on policy makers, the NHS and the general public to recognise the dual benefits that emergency medical responses bring both to disaster affected communities and to the NHS.
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Report published: September 2021