The current sweeping healthcare reforms in the UK and India present many challenges, but may also offer physicians of Indian origin from both countries a unique opportunity to join forces with other healthcare professionals and strengthen the health collaboration for the benefit of all. Through shared learning and experience of ‘what works’ and contributing to innovation, they can make a real difference in improving healthcare and reducing inequalities in both countries.
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