New report on health worker skill mix
On 11 July the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health along with the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group launched their first report: All the Talents: How new roles and better teamwork can release potential and improve health services.
Lord Crisp and Meg Hillier MP outlined the conclusions of the new report looking at how innovations in the skill mix of health workers can improve the quality and availability of health services and reduce costs.
The report identifies the key success factors and the environment necessary for effective innovation and outlines the main gaps in the evidence base, concluding with recommendations to professionals, governments, development agencies and research bodies.
The report launch was followed by speeches by Dorothy Ngoma, National Coordinator for Safe Motherhood in Malawi, Carolyn Miller, CEO of Merlin UK and Dr. Peter Carter, CEO of the Royal College of Nursing.
The full report can be downloaded from www.appg-globalhealth.org.uk.