The world faces a deficit of 18 million health workers. Overcoming this will be the single biggest challenge for healthcare over the next 10 years. That’s according to Dr Mark Britnell, who has dedicated his entire professional life to improving healthcare all over the world. In his new book, Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare, Britnell confronts the all-important question: How will we provide adequate healthcare for 8.5 billion people by 2030?
In the UK, the NHS faces an uphill struggle to fill a projected 190,000 clinical posts, an increase of over 15 per cent, by 2027. With no clear workforce strategy in the government’s recently published 10-year NHS plan, confusion around the impact Brexit will have on immigration, falling retention rates and low staff morale, the long-term sustainability of the nation’s beloved health system is under threat.
Join Dr Mark Britnell in conversation with Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, to hear exclusive insights and findings from Human on the best ways to tackle this issue and avoid a global disaster.