In classic millennial fashion (although in my defence I did have to google the criteria for being a millennial) I like to travel, and I’m happy to have found myself in a sector which enables my penchant for upping sticks and relocating to far-flung locations. Health care is a universal sector; people worldwide recognise the word hospital, or at least doctor.
While working in Myanmar, I was struck by the sheer volume of challenges facing the health sector – somewhat unsurprising given it spends a little over 1% of GDP on public healthcare. However, there were also several occasions where I found myself thinking ‘this sounds similar to a problem we face in the UK’ - how you best get primary and acute care to collaborate for one. Back on UK soil, and that ‘this rings a bell’ feeling has increased tenfold.