NHS Tayside hosted the National Global Citizenship Board Lead Champions Network in Ninewells recently.
The network relates to the NHSScotland Global Citizenship Programme, which aims to encourage, support and nationally co-ordinate NHS Scotland staff and volunteers’ involvement in global health work.
NHS Tayside is the first Board in Scotland to host the Leads Network meeting. In Tayside there are already many positive partnerships and work programmes within the Global Citizenship programme being led by staff from across many specialities.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership is well established with many people in NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee supporting teaching, training, communications, resources and improved infrastructure and services.
During the network meeting at Ninewells, Chairman John Brown, who is also the Chairman of the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme Board, shared his vision for the Lead Champions Network. He said it was a privilege to be in a position to support the great work that staff carry out to deliver healthcare in developing countries around the world.
Catriona Grant, a fifth year student at University of Dundee, also updated members of the network about the work being taken forward by Students For Global Health.
NHS Tayside’s Board Champion Mary Colvin will continue to develop the local network and take forward some of the issues discussed at the meeting, especially those relating to HR policies, kit and equipment and communication and support issues.
To find out more about the Global Citizenship Programme, please visit www.scottishglobalhealth.org/