New Global Health Volunteering Report Launched

19 May 2017

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The SMP was delighted to help launch the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s report Global Citizenship in the Scottish Health Service: the value of international volunteering.

The SMP has been active in supporting the development of the Scottish Global Health Collaborative.  Through the Collaborative, the RCPSG , a member of the SMP, undertook a significant research project looking at the benefits and challenges of international volunteering.

This final report makes eight recommendations which are now being actively considered by the Scottish Government and Scotland’s NHS Trusts.

The SMP strongly supports the report and commends its co-authors Stuart Fergusson and Mike McKirdy.  We recommend the report to members engaged in health projects.

CLICK HERE to read the report in full.

CLICK HERE for summary points, testimonial videos by SMP members and others talking about the value of their volunteering, infographics, a video message of support from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, and an interview with the co-authors.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Scottish Global Health Collaborative