WHOCC Involvement: Professor James Buchan
Professor James Buchan is the Adjunct Professor of the WHO CC UTS, and specialises in developing strategic intelligence and policy advice at national level and internationally on the HRH implications of health sector reorganisation and healthcare reform; performance management, labour market analysis; and skill mix/ extended roles.
Among much global human resources for health work, Professor Buchan has advised the Ministry of Health in Malaysia on the development of a HRH Masterplan for the country; contributed to a high level policy round table on the recruitment and retention of primary care workers in remote areas in China; and advised the Ministry of Health in Moldova on the development of a national HRH strategy. He was involved in the program of work on HRH for the WHO Offices for South East Asia region, and for Europe including developing a policy report on health workforce sustainability for the WHO Europe Regional Committee in Lithuania. He also undertook consultancies for World Bank in India and advised on organisation and remuneration of primary care workers in Latvia. Professor Buchan participated in the convening of a WHO Expert Advisory Group Meeting to address the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on international recruitment of health personnel, representing the WHO CC UTS.