All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health



Our first report, titled "All the Talents" tells how new roles and better teamwork can release potential and improve health services.


Many thanks to the academic and civil society groups who provided evidence for the reports.


The executive summary and full report are available to download:



All the Talents - Executive Summary - 11th July 2012



All the Talents - Full Report - 11th July 2012

All the Talents

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Improving Health at Home and Abroad: How overseas volunteering from the NHS benefits the UK and the world

The final report of our review of overseas health volunteering from the UK has now been released. It addresses the role of NHS staff who volunteer overseas in advancing health globally and bringing new knowledge, skills and ideas back to the UK.


The report points to the opportunities that exist for the UK and developing countries from improving the scale and quality of volunteering programmes. It argues for three key actions to accelerate growth in the movement of mutually beneficial, effective global partnerships.

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Patient Empowerment: For Better Quality, More Sustainable Health Services Globally

May 2014


The result of a partnership by six All Party Parliamentary Groups, this report takes a global perspective on how to empower patients to play a more active role in their care. Drawing lessons from over 100 innovative case studies submitted to the review, it outlines how much the UK has to learn from high, middle and low income countries – and how these lessons should be applied. At the same time, the report also highlights the UK’s strengths, its important role historically in supporting the global patient empowerment agenda, and how it can continue to play a leading role internationally.

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Mental Health for Sustainable Development

26th November 2014



In collaboration with the APPG on Mental Health, this report considers what the UK is currently doing to improve mental health globally and whether UK expertise and resources could be more effectively used to meet this challenge. The simple message of this report is that progress in development will not be made without improvements in mental health. Mental illnesses cause more disability than any other health condition; bring enormous pain and suffering to individuals and their families and communities; and can lead to early death, human rights abuses and damage to the economy. Improving mental health is therefore a vital part of a successful development programme.

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The UK's Contribution to Health Globally: Benefiting the Country and the World

29th June 2015



This report describes the UK's footprint on health globally across four sectors: academia, government, commerce and not-for-profit. It shows that the UK plays a leading role in each sector: its global contribution second only to the US, which it surpasses in some areas.

Triple Impact - How investing in nursing will improve health, improve gender equality and support economic growth

17th October 2016



This report makes the very simple point that universal health coverage cannot possibly be achieved without strengthening nursing globally. This is partly about increasing the number of nurses, but also crucially about making sure their contribution is properly understood and enabling them to work to their full potential.


The report goes on to argue that strengthening nursing will have the triple impact of improving health, promoting gender equality and supporting economic growth.

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The UK as a global centre for health and health science –

a go-to place for all aspects of health

5th February 2020



The APPG on Global Health's latest report, titled 'The UK as a global centre for health and health science - a go-to place for all aspects of health globally' is now available to download. The new report from parliamentarians argues that the UK can play an even greater role in health and health science globally.


The UK is already a leader in health and the related sciences. It has world class universities and research, is a global leader in health policy and international development, has strong life sciences and bio-medical and bio-tech industries, and a vibrant and diverse not-for-profit sector. The new report argues that the UK should give this role even greater priority and that further planning, collaboration and targeted investment will enable the UK to become a truly global centre for health and health science.