...NewsConnecting global communities for better healthcare — a report from the OET Roundtable
Connecting global communities for better healthcare — a report from the OET Roundtable

In November 2023, the OET Roundtable brought together policymakers, healthcare professionals, and academic experts from across the globe to discuss critical themes such as ethical recruitment, the balance of supply and demand, government policies, accreditation standards and the motivation behind healthcare workforce mobility.

The OET Roundtable served as a melting pot for ideas, discussions and collaborative solutions aimed at addressing the intricate dynamics of healthcare workforce mobility.

Today, we're excited to share the outcomes of this pivotal event through our comprehensive discussion paper, Connecting Global Communities for Better Healthcare.

Download the discussion paper (PDF)

Key takeaways

The Connecting Global Communities for Better Healthcare discussion paper is a synthesis of the collective wisdom and innovative solutions proposed during the roundtable. It highlights the necessity for ethical recruitment practices, emphasising the importance of treating healthcare professionals not just as resources but as valuable contributors to global health.

The discussion paper serves as a call to action for all stakeholders within the global healthcare sector. It encourages a collaborative approach to tackle the complexities of healthcare workforce mobility, ensuring that every step taken is ethical, sustainable, and beneficial for both source and destination countries.

As the world continues to face unprecedented health challenges, fostering a globally connected healthcare workforce is more crucial than ever.

Looking ahead

The insights and recommendations presented in the discussion paper are just the beginning. They pave the way for future policies, collaborative efforts, and innovative solutions that will shape the landscape of global healthcare workforce mobility. It's a testament to our shared commitment to creating a more equitable, efficient, and effective global healthcare system.

We invite you to explore the discussion paper and join us in this journey towards connecting global communities for better healthcare. Together, we can build a future where every individual, regardless of geography, has access to quality healthcare services.