Vol. 15 No. 3 (2023): BAPIOAC23 - National Conference

Global Workforce Solutions for Supporting the UK NHS: BAPIO Training Academy

Roshelle Ramkisson FRCPsych
Manchester University Foundation Trust
Deepali Sharma
University of Bolton United Kingdom
Samir Shah
University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Prof. Parag Singhal MBE
UHBW Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
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Published 2023-10-03


  • Healthcare workforce,
  • NHS,
  • International Medical Graduates

How to Cite

Ramkisson, R., Sharma, D., Shah, S., & Singhal, P. (2023). Global Workforce Solutions for Supporting the UK NHS: BAPIO Training Academy. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 15(3). https://doi.org/10.38192/15.3.15


BTA programs have supported significant cost savings for organisations in reducing agency locum spending which then can be spent on patient care or further workforce development. Gains to the organisations include highly skilled medical staff who can meet the needs of various communities and current and future healthcare needs. These doctors with either postgraduate qualifications or through the in-house 2-year training program (2+2) enter relevant clinical specialities providing high-quality patient care.


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