Wales and the UK have one of the highest levels of reliance on internationally trained healthcare workers of any OECD country. One in three doctors and one in eight nurses in the UK were trained in another country. THET’s “Experts in our Midst” report seeks to understand the often-hidden contribution such staff make in shaping a globally engaged NHS, and in discussions around the improvement of healthcare delivery in Wales and the UK. Join us to hear a summary of the report findings and recommendations and responses to them from Wales. The session will explore several areas including diaspora health workers’ contributions to global health, inclusion and health inequalities and diaspora leadership in health partnerships. We welcome participants to share their lived experiences in relation to the challenges they have faced in fully utilising their expertise and knowledge, at home, or in your country of heritage. This shared learning event will welcome your thoughts and opinions on the approaches which may enable, engage and empower diaspora NHS staff to engage in international health partnership work whilst bringing benefits to the NHS.