Professor Mahmood Bhutta has been raising concerns about labour rights abuses in NHS supply chains for the last fifteen years, including in the production of surgical instruments made using child labour, gloves made by immigrants workers in debt bondage in Malaysia, and more recently, state forced labour in the manufacture of masks and gowns made in China. He has worked with organisations in the IUK and abroad to advocate for change and better working conditions.
1. Gain insight into the concerns that have been raised regarding abusive working conditions in healthcare supply chains
2. Understand potential strategies to mitigate such practices, their strengths and limitations
3. Appreciate the potential role that workers in health care can play in this agenda