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HOSPEEM-EPSU project – Media release: Social Partners’ Conference on Continuing Professional Development

                                                        

 Social Partners’ Conference on Continuing Professional Development

“Working together, learning together – Switching to the learning mode”

MEDIA RELEASE

On 19 and 20 June 2017, HOSPEEM and EPSU – with the support of the Dutch HOSPEEM member Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen (NVZ) – organised the conference “Working together, learning together – Switching to the learning mode” in Amsterdam to pursue and deepen their thematic focus on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Life-Long Learning (LLL).

The event built on the HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long Learning for All Health Workers in the EU adopted in November 2016. In this document the sectoral social partners in the hospital and health care sector recognise CPD as paramount for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of care and patient safety. Access to CPD and career options are presented as supportive of effective recruitment and retention policies. The joint declaration highlights that CPD and LLL initiatives should be considered as a long-term investment in the (productivity of the) health workforce and not as a cost factor. Social partners have a major role to play when it comes to CPD, in partnership with competent authorities and other relevant stakeholders. The declaration also states that undertaking CPD is a shared responsibility of employers and workers and depends to a large extent on the intrinsic motivation of employees to invest in their own development. HOSPEEM and EPSU finally recall the importance of taking local specificities into consideration and respecting the different national legal and regulatory frameworks when designing CPD systems.

The conference provided a forum for exchange and debate on a number of social partner-based initiatives presented by representatives of HOSPEEM members and EPSU affiliates from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom and on the key role played by social partners in this field. It offered the opportunity to learn more about supportive regulatory frameworks for CPD and about policy measures aimed at facilitating access to CPD, updating or upgrading qualifications, skills, competence and professional practice, the provision of quality services by a hospital/health care workforce fit for practice and at a high level of patient safety. In addition, several researchers shared their insights and experiences during the plenary sessions or during one of the four thematic break-out sessions organised. Balazs Lengyel of DG SANTE presented the main insights and selected conclusions and recommendations from the study “Mapping CPD and LLL for health professionals in the EU” – focusing on nurses, midwifes, doctors, dentists and pharmacists – issued in 2015 and commissioned by the European Commission.

A range of aspects related to CPD was covered by the presentations and discussions at the HOSPEEM-EPSU conference. These include: How to ensure sustainable models of financing of CPD for all types of health workers? How to best make CPD available for all health workers in an equal manner across all age groups, occupational groups, working patterns and all types of contracts? What can social partners at the different levels do to give better access to groups often under-represented in CPD and LLL, such as health workers aged 45+, part-time workers or workers with lower formal qualifications (mainly health care support staff)? Which models of CPD to use to support increasing demands of working in teams bringing together different health professions? How to best organise CPD on the backdrop of an increasing digitalisation of health care services (e-health; m-health; telemedicine)? How to build CPD as a key element into team and personal development planning and organisational development strategies? How to develop a partnership approach in designing, organising, implementing and assessing CPD policies and tools at national, sectoral and enterprise level?

Looking at the health professions, a particular focus was given to nurses, health care support staff and doctors. This was also underpinned by four short testimonial videos of Dutch nurses produced by NVZ about how they have benefited from CPD in their professional career and various work contexts so far and which expectations they have as to the organisation of CPD in the future.

The conference was opened by a group interview involving Bas van den Dungen, representative of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Elise Merlijn, FNV, The Netherlands, representing EPSU, and Kate Ling, NHS, United Kingdom, representing HOSPEEM. The social partner representatives highlighted some of the trade unions’ and employers’ priorities in the field of CPD and LLL, the key opportunities and problems to be addressed. The participants watched a video message by Commissioner Andriukaitis in which he expressed his support for the Joint HOSPEEM-EPSU Declaration on CPD and LLL for all Health Workers in the EU and for the ongoing work of the sectoral social partners in the hospital sector in the field of CPD.

During the conference, participants were asked to write down and share the most relevant “take home messages” to them. This input as well as visuals of a graphic recorder were used by the chairpersons and the moderator of the closing panel, Nico Knibbe, LOCOmotion, The Netherlands. Wrapping up the conference, Sabine Scheer, NVZ, The Netherlands, representing HOSPEEM, Kirsi Sillanpää, Tehy, Finland, representing EPSU, and Alice Casagrande, FEHAP, France, pointed to their key “learning experiences” during the conference and highlighted the take home messages they consider most relevant.

This conference was a key step for the sectoral social partners in the hospital and health care sector, HOSPEEM and EPSU, in identifying successful approaches, instruments and formats of CPD, both from the management and workers’ perspective. It brought together more than 100 participants from 18 EU Member States and 4 non-EU countries, including 35 participants from the Netherlands. The event was organised in the framework of the HOSPEEM-EPSU EU-funded project “Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care” (2017-2018) and a contribution of the hospital and healthcare sector social partners to the 2016-2017 EU-OSHA Campaign ”Healthy Workplaces For All Ages”.

EPSU’s and HOSPEEM’s work on this issue will continue in 2017 and 2018. A report on the conference, also containing the key take-home messages, will be published by the end of 2017. It will be disseminated at national and at EU level and will feed into the future work of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector on CPD.

Amsterdam/Brussels, 23 June 2017

PDF - 304.4 ko Media release

Contact:

HOSPEEM: Emilie Sourdoire, Policy Officer, e.sourdoire@hospeem.eu, +32/2/2292158

EPSU: Mathias Maucher, Policy Officer “Health & Social Services”, mmaucher@epsu.org, +32/2/2501093


Social Partners’ Conference on Continuing Professional Development

On 19 and 20 june 2017 the first conference of the HOSPEEM-EPSU project “Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care” (2017-2018) took place in Amsterdam (co-organised by NVZ  and supported by HOSPEEM).

This conference entitled "Working together, learning together - Switching to the learning mode"  contributed to raise awareness on the importance of continuing professional development and on the key role played by social partners in this field, building on the HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long Learning for All Health Workers in the EU adopted in November 2016.

Media release, agenda and report

PDF - 304.4 koMedia release of HOSPEEM and EPSU
PDF - 304.4 koAgenda of the conference 

PDF - 304.4 koFinal report (coming soon)

 Presentations

PDF - 304.4 ko Welcome by Tjitte Alkema (NVZ, The Netherlands/Secretary General of HOSPEEM)

PDF - 304.4 ko Introduction by Mr. Bas van den Dungen (Director General VWS, Ministry of Health, The Netherlands)

Video address from Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis (DG SANTE)

PDF - 304.4 koWorking and learning in the service Managing continuing professional development, Prof. Janet Grant (CenMEDIC, UK)

PDF - 304.4 koHeidelberg Expertise for a continuing professional advancement,Herbert Beck (ver.di, Germany) and Anja König (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)
PDF - 304.4 koA nurse is a nurse is a nurse? Skills level differentiation in the Netherlands, Prof. Hester Vermeulen (Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands) and Dewi Stalpers (NVZ, The Netherlands)

PDF - 304.4 koCPD for support staff: a new career opportunity in nursing, Helga Pile (UNISON, UK) and Sam Donohue (Health Education England, UK)

PDF - 304.4 koIntroducing the contribution of patients and/or social care users in the training process, Dr. Angela Towle (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Alice Casagrande (FEHAP, France)

PDF - 304.4 koDG SANTE study “Mapping CPD and LLL for health professionals in the EU”, Balazs Lengyel (DG SANTE, European Commission)

Session 1: Different angles to effective CPD
Definition of CPD priorities and negotiations of professional branches on CPD activities/programmes in the French hospital sector, CFDT video and intervention of Cyrille Duch (CFDT Santé Services Sociaux, France)
PDF - 304.4 koCompetence development of an ageing workforce in German hospitals, Dr. Sebastian Merkel (IAT, Gelsenkirchen, Germany)
PDF - 304.4 koHow to cooperate between trade unions, employers and education providers in setting up effective CPD in Sweden? Margaretha Johansson (Kommunal, Sweden) and Zenita Cider (CEO of health and care services college, Sweden)

Session 2: Inter-professional cooperation and skills development
PDF - 304.4 koThe BRIDGE model – A competency development programme designed to enhance interprofessional collaboration, shared knowledge and patient and citizen involvement across sectors. Jette Steenberg Holtzman and Winnie Lund (Center for human resources, Capital Region of Denmark)
PDF - 304.4 koHow does CPD support multi-professional team-based care? An example from Finland, Juhapetteri Jääskeläinen (Deputy Nurse Manager, Helsinki University, Central Hospital HUCH, Helsinki Burn Centre, Finland)

Session 3:Funding of CPD
PDF - 304.4 koHow is, or should, CPD be financed? An example from the Netherlands,Niels Oerlemans (NVZ, The Netherlands)
PDF - 304.4 koCompetentia – Roles and activities of a paritarian organisation to promote and support CPD for care workers, François-Xavier Lefebvre (Competentia, Belgium)

Session 4:Innovative work-place learning
PDF - 304.4 koCrew Resource Management: a Dutch example of building health care teams focusing on effective communication and leadership, Erica Overeem (Gelre Hospital, The Netherlands)
PDF - 304.4 koGood practice: Short video instructions at the moment of need, Jaco van der Worp (Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands)
PDF - 304.4 koLearn to escape!, Cuun de Jong and Priscilla Verwoert (Spaarne guesthouse, The Netherlands)

PDF - 304.4 koThe 'Roadmap': A Dutch example of organising support for Continuous Professional Development that fits within the ambitions of the organisation and its employees,Harm Landman and Hannah Wahab (Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep/North West Hospital Group, Alkmaar, The Netherlands)

Closing panel/Wrap up session moderated by Nico Knibbe

Interviews with Dutch nurses by NVZ

Interview Linda Koolen
Interview Charlotte Schoenmaker
Interview Joost Sijtsma
Interview Maaike Stout

Abstracts,biographies and graphic recording

PDF - 304.4 koAbstracts of presentations
PDF - 304.4 koBiographies of presenters
PDF - 304.4 koGraphic recording
Photo gallery

 

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This project is supported with funds from the European Commission and is a contribution to the EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign

HOSPEEM-EPSU Project 2017-2018 on effective recruitment and retention policies

               

In 2017-2018 HOSPEEM and EPSU have been provided with financial support from the European Commission for a joint project in the field of recruitment and retention entitled: Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care” 

Objectives 

The project will provide an appropriate framework to continue to focus on continuing professional development (CPD) as a first joint policy priority for HOSPEEM and EPSU. The work will serve to collect, discuss and evaluate social partner-based initiatives and policy measures on a range of aspects linked to the aim of facilitating access to CPD and guaranteeing quality services supportive of patient safety and provided by a workforce fit for practice. It will build on the HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long Learning for All Health Workers in the EU.

The project will secondly be geared towards the follow-up to results and recommendations of the HOSPEEM-EPSU joint project (2014-2016) in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH). The prevention, management and reduction of “musculoskeletal disorders” (MSD) and “psychosocial risks and stress at work” (PSRS@W) have been identified by HOSPEEM and EPSU members as two key priorities for their future joint work. In June 2016 they agreed on a “Summary Document” – available in EN, FR, DE, ES, RU and SV, setting out a number of follow-up activities to support policy implementation EPSU and HOSPEEM have agreed to consider in a next step

PDF - 304.4 ko Download project detailed description

 Timeline:

  • 1 & 22 February 2017, Brussels: Meeting of HOSPEEM and EPSU Secretariats
  • 28 February 2017, Brussels: Kick-off meeting of the Steering Groups 1(CPD) & 2(OSH)
  • 19-20 June 2017, Amsterdam: Social partners’ conference on Continuing Professional Development, Amsterdam
  • 10 October 2017, Brussels: Meeting of Steering Group 1 (CPD)
  • 11 October 2017, Brussels: Meeting of Steering Group 2 (OSH)
  • 23-24 May, Vilnius: Social partners’ conference on OSH, Vilnius
  • TBC September 2018, Brussels: Meeting of the Steering Group 2 (OSH)
  • TBC December 2018, Brussels: Meeting of the Steering Group 1 (CPD) & 2 (OSH)

Expected results

The project will produce a report from each conference and a brief document summarising the main insight, conclusions and recommendations of the project. The information collected, the project results and recommendations will be fed back into the regular work of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the hospital/health care sector (SSDC HS) to be further discussed and assessed, in particular in view of their use to influence EU-level policy making. 

Implementation

Conference on Continuing Professional Development, 19-20 June 2017

This first conference will take place on 19-20 June in Amsterdam (co-organised by NVZ and Dutch partners, supported by HOSPEEM).

Conference on Occupational Health and Safety (Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Risks and Stress at work), Spring 2018

The second conference will take place in Vilnius in Spring 2018 (co-organised by LSDASP and supported by EPSU).

 

 
This project has received funding from the European Commission

Call for tender to subcontract external expertise

Open call for tender for Research on Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for all health workers in the EU by ensuring access to continuing professional development (CPD) and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care.

Leading partner: EPSU
Co-beneficiary: HOSPEEM
Date of publication on the HOSPEEM website: 20 January 2017
Deadline to respond: 18 February 2017

Download the Call for Tender

TENDER SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBCONTRACTING EXTERNAL EXPERTISE

Purpose of the contract

Support is being sought from an external expert to help facilitating the implementation of the project run by the EU-level social partners in the hospital/health care sector EPSU and HOSPEEM. The contractor will provide support in the preparation, running and follow-up to the two conferences that will be organised in the context of the project. He/She will also contribute to identifying relevant literature on the two subjects addressed under the project and at the two conferences, to gathering possible speakers/experts that can provide input during the two conferences and to gathering good practice examples from EPSU affiliates and HOSPEEM members.

Tasks to be performed by the contractor

  • Identifying and providing EPSU and HOSPEEM with relevant literature on the two subjects addressed under the project related to the two conferences
  • Supporting EPSU and HOSPEEM in identifying the speakers/experts, in drafting the agendas of the two conferences to be organised and in facilitating the events content-wise.
  • Attending both conferences and preparing a report from both events. The contractor will have to submit the two reports to the respective Steering Group for amendments and final approval
  • Supporting EPSU and HOSPEEM with the gathering of good practice examples from EPSU affiliates and HOSPEEM members and research or publications from other projects
  • Following the second conference, the contractor will be asked to participate in a follow-up meeting gathering both Steering Groups to assess the results of the project
  • Drafting of a short overall report/take-home messages from the project

Time scheduling

The two-year project is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and end in December 2018.

The expert will be selected by the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats on the basis of the tender prior to the joint kick-off meeting of the two Steering Groups.

She/he is expected to participate in the following meetings foreseen under the project.

a) Steering Groups

  • Meeting Day 1 (28 February 2017): Joint kick-off meeting of the two Steering Groups [morning] and first meeting of the Steering Group on CPD to prepare event 1 on continuing professional development (CPD) [afternoon]
  • Meeting Days 2 and 3 (October 2017): Second meeting of the Steering Group on CPD to assess event 1 on CPD and to discuss possible follow-up activities [first day/half day] and first meeting of the Steering Group on occupational health and safety at the workplace (OSH) to prepare event 2 on OSH on the topics musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) & and psycho-social risks and stress at work (PSRS@W) [second day/half day]
  • Meeting Day 4 (June 2018): Second meeting of the OSH Steering Group to assess event 2 on OSH and to discuss possible follow-up activities
  • Meeting Day 5 (December 2018): Final joint meeting of the two Steering Groups

b) Conferences

The expert is also expected to attend the two conferences to be held in the framework of the project, the first on CPD (currently the dates foreseen are 19 and 20 June 2017 in either Amsterdam or Utrecht, Netherlands) and the second on OSH (MSD and PSRS@W) foreseen for March 2018 (the exact date has not yet been scheduled) in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The expert is expected to deliver a first draft of the reports from the two conferences at the latest three months after they will have taken place respectively.

Payments and standard contracts

The contract will be drawn up between EPSU and the contractor. Payments will be made in three instalments dependent on the contractor carrying out the relevant stages of the work as listed above. The first payment of EUR 3.000 (20%) will be paid upon signing the contract. The second payment of 40% will be paid on presentation of the report from the first conference (to be held in June 2017) and a final payment of 40% on completion and presentation of the two reports, taking on board suggestions for revisions or additions by the members of Steering Groups 1 on CPD and 2 on OSH and/or the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats, to be received on Meeting Day 4.

The travel and accommodation expenses for the contractor to attend the project conferences or meet with the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats will be covered by the overall travel and accommodation budget of the project.

Price

The maximum funding for this work is EUR 15.000 (all taxes and charges included).

Selection criteria

The offers received to the call for tender will be examined by the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats – which can decide to also consult with representatives of EPSU affiliates and HOSPEEM members, where appropriate – on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Proven knowledge / Evidenced track record of research (supported by publications, academic articles etc.) on continuing professional development (CPD) in the field of health care and on occupational health and safety at the workplace (OSH), specifically on musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work
  • Experience of working with social partners
  • Particular expertise for the hospital/health care sector
  • Knowledge of the functioning of European Social Dialogue and of its outcomes
  • Proven ability to facilitate meetings in English and to draft documents in English
  • Respect of the budgetary constraints
  • Previous work in collaboration with European social partners will be considered as an asset

Award criteria

The contract will be awarded to the tender offering the best value for money, taking into account the specific selection criteria set out above. The principles of transparency and equal treatment with a view to avoiding any conflicts of interest will be respected.

Content and presentation of the bids

The bid has to contain information related to the services to be provided as specified above under the headings “Tasks to be performed by the contractor” and “Selection criteria”.

Bids must be received within 30 days after the date of publication of this call for tenders on the websites of EPSU and HOSPEEEM and additional channels of publication or circulation as to be decided by the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats.

The EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats will assess the tenders considered eligible and will make the final selection according to the above mentioned selection and award criteria and the list of tasks the contractor is expected to perform.

Bids submitted in English must include:

  • All information and documents necessary to enable the EPSU and HOSPEEM Secretariats to appraise the bid on the basis of the selection and award criteria set out above;
  • A detailed CV of the expert(s) involved in the project activities;
  • Explanation of the proposed methodology for conducting the work.

Deadline for submission of the bids

The bids should be submitted to EPSU, Mathias Maucher, mmaucher@epsu.org, within the 30-day deadline starting from the date the tender first appears on the EPSU and HOSPEEM websites.

OSH Project: Social partners’ conference on approaches to the issue of psychosocial risks and stress at work

On 10 November 2015 the second conference of the joint HOSPEEM – EPSU project on occupational health and safety risks entitled “Social partners’ conference on approaches to the issue of psycho-social risks and stress at work” took take place in Helsinki (co-organised by JHL, Superlitto and Tehy and supported by EPSU).

The conference focused on the causes and impacts of psycho-social risks and stress at work, on how they can be best prevented and addressed and on how an effective risk assessment and management can be organised.

You can watch the recording of the Conference  on the following link:
http://www.mediaserver.fi/live/conferencehelsinki

You can read the media release of HOSPEEM and EPSU or download the PDF - 304.4 ko Media Release in pdf.

PDF - 304.4 ko Agenda of the Conference

Read the report of the Helsinki conference, drafted by Nico Knibbe (LOCOmotion)
PDF - 304.4 koReport of the  PSRS@W Conference-EN
PDF - 304.4 koReport of the  PSRS@W Conference-FR
PDF - 304.4 koReport of the  PSRS@W Conference-DE

Presentations

From Paris to Helsinki
PDF - 304.4 ko Nico E Knibbe, Locomotion NL-EN

Session 1: “Setting the scene: Causes of psycho-social risks and stress at work (PSRS@W) in the hospital/health care sector”. 

PDF - 304.4 ko Managing stress and psychosocial risks at European workplaces, Julia Flintrop, EU-OSHA -EN

Session 2: “Risk assessment and risk management in the field of PSRS@W”
PDF - 304.4 koStress in Healthcare – Can we measure and prevent stress in healthcare?- Albert Nienhaus, Institute for Epidemiology and Occupational Health for Healthcare Workers (CVcare) -EN
PDF - 304.4 ko Challenges for healthcare Profession : work related stress, Peter J Kelly, Health and Safety Executive, (HSE)-EN

Session 3: “Better managing PSRS@W” 
PDF - 304.4 ko Applying workers’ health surveillance to manage PSRS@W, Dr. Sarah M. Ketelaar, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam -EN 
PDF - 304.4 ko Handling of harassment in Region Gävleborg, Anders Westlund, Malin Vadelius and Tor Andersson, Sweden -EN
PDF - 304.4 ko Risk assessment & primary prevention of psycho-social risks and stress in the context of the restructuration of an institution of the CAPIO Group,  Valerie d’Almeida,CFDT (Bayonne) and Catherine Allemand, Syndex -EN/FR

Session 4:” Better preventing PSRS@W”
PDF - 304.4 ko Working in partnership for an improved prevention of PSRS@W, James Tracey -NHS Trust and Kim Sunley, Royal College of Nursing- EN

Session 5:” How can workers cope with their job demands and stay engaged?”
PDF - 304.4 ko Well-being through work. How can workers cope with their job demands and stay engaged,  Saija Koskensalmi, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health- EN

Abstract:
PDF - 304.4 ko Abstracts of presentations

HOSPEEM Newsletter – Conference highlights
HOSPEEM Newsletter December 2015-Special Issue

 

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This project has received funding from the European Commission

OSH Project : Social partners’ conference on approaches to the issue of musculoskeletal disorders

This first conference took place on 25th March 2015 in Paris (co-organised by FEHAP and supported by HOSPEEM) with around 90 participants from 16 EU Member States. The aim of the conference was to provide social partner organisations with a common understanding of the phenomenon of musculoskeletal disorders in the hospital sector and a clear picture of the concrete preventive measures they could take. PDF - 304.4 koDraft Agenda – Conference Paris 25 March 2015 – EN

Read the report of the Paris conference, drafted by Nico Knibbe (LOCOmotion):

PDF - 304.4 ko Report of the MSD Conference-EN
PDF - 304.4 ko Report of the MSD Conference-FR
PDF - 304.4 ko Report of the MSD Conference-DE

Presentations:

The size: Musculoskeletal disorders: what is going on? Facts, figures and data about the nature and size of the problem.
PDF - 304.4 koSize and nature of the phenomenon of musculoskeletal disorders – Jean-Michel MILLER, Eurofound –  EN

The solutions: How do we solve the issue?
PDF - 304.4 koMusculoskeletal disorders in the nursing profession: how do we solve the problem? What are the cornerstones? – Nico KNIBBE, LOCOmotion Research NL – EN

Cornerstone 1: Regulations and guidelines. What is the existing regulatory framework at EU and national level? Is the legislation well implemented in the different Member States?
PDF - 304.4 koErgonomics at the Workplace – An EU Baseline Scenario – Antonio CAMMAROTA, DG EMPL, European Commission – EN
Swedish regulatory framework and implementation – Minke WERSÄLL, Swedish Work Environment Authority – EN

Cornerstone 2: Social partners. How can social partners contribute?
Video presentation of experience from Hospitals of the Mont-Blanc region (France) – Introductory remarks from Maryvonne NICOLLE, FSS-CFDT and Agnès NINNI, CFDT des Hôpitaux du Mont Blanc – FR,  EN
PDF - 304.4 koHealth, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group “Back-pack” – Kim SUNLEY, Royal College of Nursing & James TRACEY, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – EN
PDF - 304.4 koGood Work Environment and Good Performance Go Hand in Hand – Ing-Marie LARSSON & Solveig TORENSJÖ, Karlskoga hospital (Sweden) – EN

Cornerstone 3: (Re)building ergonomic hospitals. What should ergonomic hospitals look like? 
PDF - 304.4 koCost-Effectiveness of Ergonomic Hospital Design: Methods and strategies to reduce operational costs of hospitals by introducing ergonomic concepts to enable better work conditions and higher work efficiency – Tom GUTHKNECHT, Lausanne Health & Hospitality group – EN
PDF - 304.4 koBuilding ergonomic hospitals. What should ergonomic hospitals look like? – Leena TAMMINEN-PETER, Ergosolutions BC Oy Ab – EN
PDF - 304.4 koAssessment of work-related risks: a necessary ergonomic conception – Jean-Pierre ZANA, French National Institute for Research and Safety (INRS) – EN

Cornerstone 4: Training. How do we train health workers to work safer? 
PDF - 304.4 koPreventing musculoskeletal disorders and training: FAQs – Diana ROBLA, Galician Health Service – EN
PDF - 304.4 koPreventing musculoskeletal disorders: from training to internal preventers: the example of the Institut Robert Merle d’Aubigné – Hélène ANTONINI-CASTERA, Institut Robert Merle d’Aubigné – FR

Closing remarks
PDF - 304.4 koClosing remarks: Maryvonne NICOLLE, CFDT Fédération Santé et Services Sociaux – FR, EN 
PDF - 304.4 koClosing remarks: Marta BRANCA, ARAN – EN

Abstract and biography:
PDF - 304.4 koAbstracts of presentations – EN
PDF - 304.4 koSpeaker’s biography – EN

HOSPEEM Newsletter – Conference highlights:
PDF - 304.4 koHOSPEEM Newsletter May 2015 – Special Issue

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This project has received funding from the European Commission

OSH Project on musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work

               Project summary

HOSPEEM and EPSU have been provided financial support from the European Commission for a joint project entitled “Assessing health and safety risks in the hospital sector and the role of the social partners in addressing them: the case of musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work”. This project aims to implement one main priority of the work programme 2014-2016 of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector, i.e. the promotion of occupational safety and health.

Through this project, the social partners aim to identify how preventive actions can contribute to improved workers’ health and safety, to more attractive retention conditions in the hospital sector and to improved efficiency in the management of healthcare institutions by reducing the negative effects linked to these occupational risks. They also looked at and discussed the instruments needed to achieve healthy and safe working conditions. HOSPEEM and EPSU achieved these objectives through the exchange of knowledge and the identification of existing good practice (…) Read detailed project description.

PDF - 304.4 ko Download project summary – EN – FRDEESRUSV

                                                                    Timeline:

  • 2 October 2014, Brussels: Meeting of HOSPEEM and EPSU Secretariats
  • 12 November 2014, Brussels: kick-off meeting of the Steering Group
  • 25 March 2015, Paris: Social partners’ conference on approaches to the issue of musculoskeletal disorders
  • 4 June 2015, Brussels: Mid-term assessment and organisational meeting of the Steering Group
  • 10 November 2015, Helsinki: Conference on psychosocial risks and stress at work
  • 3 March 2016, Brussels: Final meeting of the Steering Group

Conference on approaches to the issue of musculoskeletal disorders, 25 March 2015

This first conference took place on 25th March 2015 in Paris (co-organised by FEHAP and supported by HOSPEEM) with around 90 participants from 16 EU Member States. The aim of the conference was to provide social partner organisations with a common understanding of the phenomenon of musculoskeletal disorders in the hospital sector and a clear picture of the concrete preventive measures they could take (…)

 

Conference on approaches to the issue of psychosocial risks and stress at work, 10 November 2015

The second conference of the joint HOSPEEM – EPSU project on occupational health and safety risks focused on psycho-social risks and stress at work and took place in Helsinki on 10 November 2015 (co-organised by JHL, Superlitto and Tehy and supported by EPSU).

 

Material and Guidance

This section presents documents (guidance, handbooks, training material etc…) on musculoskeletal disorders and on psychosocial risks and stress at work (…). Please note that this is work in progress.

 
This project has received funding from the European Commission

OSH Project : detailed description

HOSPEEM and EPSU have been provided financial support from the European Commission for a joint project aimed at implementing one main priority of the work programme 2014-2016 of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector, i.e. the promotion of occupational safety and health. In this area, HOSPEEM members and EPSU affiliates have identified “psychosocial risks and stress at work” and “musculoskeletal disorders” as the two main focal topics.

The HOSPEEM-EPSU project “Assessing health and safety risks in the hospital sector and the role of the social partners in addressing them: the case of musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work” (n°VS/2014/0324) builds on previous experiences of joint initiatives/project and was inspired by:

  1. the format of the 2010/2011 Project “Promotion, awareness-raising and dissemination of the multi-sectoral guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work” and the 2012/2013 Project “Promotion and support of Implementation of Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention from sharps injuries in the hospital and health sector
  2. the concept and approach of the technical seminar “Managing the ageing workforce: challenges, opportunities and experiences”, 27 April 2012. This seminar has set the scene with regard to national situations and has served to create a common understanding of the main issues at stake and action needed.

Aims & tools:

The aims of this project is to:

  • identify how actions aimed at preventing and managing these two occupational hazards can contribute to improved health as well as more attractive retention conditions
  • help members to assess the impact of these two occupational hazards on the management of their healthcare institutions and healthcare personnel and to identify effective actions
  • improve efficiency in the management of healthcare institutions and workplaces by reducing costs linked to loss of productivity, sick leave and occupational diseases within the healthcare sector.

The tools to achieve this objective are:

  • exchange of information/knowledge
  • identification of existing guidance/good practice with high potential for transferability and cost-effectiveness.

Specific objectives:

1. The action is aimed at implementing one of the two main priorities of the work-programme 2014/2016, i.e. occupational health and safety, and strengthen the role of European social partners in the hospital sector

2. The action will improve the functioning and effectiveness of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector. The exchange of knowledge will help create a common understanding of the situation and a common reflection on whether further actions are needed .

3. The action will contribute to the enhancement of awareness amongst employers and workers on the importance of a risk assessment with regard to prevention and risk reduction.

4. The results of the project will be disseminated within the EU Member States and towards the EU level. The results will also feed into the new EU strategic framework on safety and health at work that EPSU and HOSPEEM are expected to set out.

Timeline & phases:

This project runs from the 01.10.2014 to the 30.09.2016 and comprises five main phases:

Preparatory phase:

  • 2 October 2014, Brussels: Meeting of HOSPEEM and EPSU Secretariats (lead: HOSPEEM and EPSU)
  • 12 November 2014, Brussels: kick-off meeting of the Steering Group (lead: contents: HOSPEEM, organisation: EPSU)
  • October 2014 : publication of the call for tenders (lead: HOSPEEM).

Phase II: First event:

  • 25 March 2015, Paris : Social partners’ conference on approaches to the issue of musculoskeletal disorders  (co-organised by FEHAP and supported by HOSPEEM) Total number of participants: 90.

Phase III: Mid-term assessment and organisation of the second event :

  • 4 June 2015, Brussels: Mid-term assessment and organisational meeting of the Steering Group (lead: contents: HOSPEEM, organisation: EPSU)

Phase IV: Second event :

  • 10 November 2015, Helsinki: Conference on psychosocial risks and stress at work (co-organised by JHL, Superlitto and Tehy and supported by EPSU) Total number of participants: 90/100.

Phase V: Follow-up: Final evaluation and possible next steps: 

  • 3 March 2016, Brussels: Final Meeting of the Steering Group (lead: contents: HOSPEEM, organisation: EPSU)

Deliverables:

  • Two conference reports drafted by the expert and to be agreed upon by HOPSEEM and EPSU
  • Two brief documents drafted by  HOSPEEM and EPSU Secretariats summarising the main insight, conclusions and recommendations of each conference
  • Dissemination: Dedicated section of materials & guidance on the HOSPEEM and EPSU websites

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OSH Project : Material and guidance

This dedicated section presents documents (guidance, handbooks, training material etc…) on musculoskeletal disorders and on psychosocial risks and stress at work. Please note that this is work in progress and that this is only an indicative list which does not necessarily reflect the latest regulations and techniques.  

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS 

I) FROM EUROPEAN OR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR NETWORKS

ArjoHuntleigh – Technical Committee ISO/TC 159 – Ergonomics
Manual Handling of People in the Healthcare Sector, An edited summary of ISO Technical Report 12296

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Risk assessment in health care (in EN)
Patient handling techniques to prevent MSDs in health care  (in EN, DE)
European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks-ESENER-2 (in 25 languages)

Eurofound
Managing musculoskeletal disorders, 2007
Working conditions and social dialogue, 2009, p83 – 91.

European Union
Council Directive 90/269/EEC of 29 May 1990 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the manual handling of loads where there is a risk particularly of back injury to workers (fourth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) (in BG, ES, CS,DA,DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT,HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

European Commission-DG EMPL Social Affairs and Inclusion
Occupational health and safety risks in the healthcare sector – Guide to prevention and good practice (in 22 languages)

II) FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Austria
ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz (in DE)

Denmark
a) National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE):
Low back injury risk during repositioning of patients in bed: the influence of handling technique, patient weight and disability, (EN summary) 2008
Webportal “Job and body campaign” (in ENG) with good practices section (in DK)
b) Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet):
Fremtidens arbejdsmiljø 2020 (in DK), 2010
c) BrancheArbejdsmiljøRådet Social & Sundhed (BAR) -Danish Trade Unions and Employers Association :
Forflytningsguide – Til ansatte på sygehuse og elever og studerende på sundhedsuddannelserne (in DK), 2011
Nye veje til den gode forflytning i hjemmeplejen (in DK), 2008
Forflytningspyramiden – Brug mest af det i bunden og mindst af det i toppen (in DK)
Webportal on manual handling of patients (in DK)
d) Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø (NFA):
Hvidbog om sygefravær og tilbagevenden til arbejde ved muskel- og skeletbesvær Årsager og handlemuligheder (in DK), 2008
Hvidbog om risikofaktorer knyttet til fysisk tungt arbejde Resume og hovedkonklusioner (in DK), 2009
Forflytning i et bredere perspektiv, 2005
Webportal with research on musculoskeletal disorder (in DK)

Finland
a) Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department of Occupational Health and Safety
A method for evaluating the load of patient transfers, Occupational safety and health publications 83, 2007 (in EN)
b) Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
A Management Model for Physical Risks in the Care Work, 2010 (in EN)

France
a) Institut national de recherche et de sécurité pour la prévention des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles (INRS):
Webportal with resources on  MSD and back pain (in FR)
Dossier médico-technique : Travailleurs lombalgiques. Bases scientifiques des programmes de “retour au travail”  (in FR), 2005
Troubles musculosquelettiques et lombalgies : des maux à traiter sans improvisation, Revue Travail et Sécurité, n° 730, 08/2012, pp. 19-34 (in FR)
Analyse coût-bénéfice des actions de prévention : exemple du risque de manutention pour le personnel soignant, Revue Hygiène et sécurité du travail – Note Documentaire, n° 215, 06/2009, pp. 29-34 (in FR)
Personnels soignants en milieu hospitalier : des performances sous perfusion, Revue Travail et Sécurité, n° 693, 03/2009, pp. 25-39 (in FR)
b) Agence Nationale pour l’Amélioration des Conditions de Travail (ANACT)
L’approche économique des TMS… Intégrer la prévention à la performance, 2007 (in FR)
c) Association Régionale pour l’Amélioration des Conditions de Travail (ARACT) Haute Normandie; Agence Régionale de Santé Haute-Normandie (ARS)
Prévenir durablement les troubles musculo-squelettiques dans les établissements de santé : outils et méthodes pour réduire l’absentéisme et favoriser le maintien dans l’emploi, (in FR) 2013
d) Association Régionale pour l’Amélioration des Conditions de Travail (ARACT) Île-de-France
Aide à l’évaluation des risques professionnels en milieux de soins, 2012 (in FR)
e) Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques (DREES)
L’organisation du travail à l’hôpital : évolutions récentes, Études et résultats N° 709, 2009 (in FR)
f) Scientific Journal “Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé (PISTES)”
Comprendre la manutention de patient pour la valoriser : une voie de construction de la santé des soignants, Revue Pistes, n° 1, 05/2012 (in FR, Abstract in EN, ES)
Instruments de manutention des malades, usage du corps et appropriation des gestes collectifs des soignants, PISTES, n° 2, 11/2009 (in FR, Abstract in EN, ES)
g) Ecole Nationale de la Santé Publique (ENSP)
La gestion des risques professionnels liés aux troubles musculosquelettiques : quelle stratégie pour le directeur des soins ? 2007 (in FR)
h) CHU D’ANGERS, Programme CNRACL
Manutentions des patients : ergonomie des équipements, systèmes d’aide à la manutention, 2010 (in FR)

Germany
a)Legal aspects:
Lastenhandhabungsverordnung – LasthandhabV (in DE) (in EN)
Arbeitsschutzgesetz  “Occupational Safety and Health Law” (in DE, in EN)
b) Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V. (DGUV):
Bewegen von Menschen im Gesundheitsdienst und in der Wohlfahrtspflege (in DE) 2014

Ireland
a) Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI)/Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
Guidance on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace, 2013 (in EN)
Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in Healthcare (in EN)
b) Health Service Executive (HSE)
Manual Handling and People Handling Policy (in EN)

Italy
a) INAIL
I disturbi muscoloscheletrici lavorativi. La causa, l’insorgenza, la prevenzione, la tutela assicurativa, 2012 (in IT)
b) Societa italiana di medicina del lavoro e igiene industriale
LINEE GUIDA per la prevenzio ne delle patologi e correlate alla movimentazione manuale dei pazienti (in IT)

Poland
a) Institute of Occupational Medicine
 Profilaktyka chorób układu ruchu i obwodowego układu nerwowego wywołanych sposobem wykonywania pracy. Poradnik dla lekarzy ( Prevention of musculoskeletal disorder. A guide for doctors), 2010 (in PL)
b) Center for Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw
 Medycyna i higiena pracy (A guide for OSH specialists), 2011
c) The Work Foundation, Fit for work Europe, CEESTAHC
 Musculoskeletal disorder and Poland’s labour market, (in EN, PL) 2011

Spain
a) Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (INSHT):
A portal for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders with documents about manual handling of people (in ES)
A good practice manual about Musculoskeletal disorders prevention in the healthcare sector (in ES), 2011
b) Galician Institute for health and safety at work (ISSGA):
“Prevention Sheet for MHP”(in ES)
c) Vasquian Institute for health and safety at work (OSALAN):
Manual handling of patients in nursing homes (in ES)
d) Institute of Labour and Public Health:
Web portal for socio-sanitary sector on ergonomics and psychosocial risks (in ES)
Prevention Program for Ergonomic and Psychosocial Risks in Social Health Sector – Final Report, 2009-2012

United Kingdom
a)  NHS Employers:
Rapid access to treatment and rehabilitation for NHS staff, 2012
Evaluating health & wellbeing interventions for healthcare staff : key findings, 2014

b)  NHS Employers/Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG):

Back in Work ‘Back pack’, 2014 :
Part 1 of 6: Introduction and key messages
Part 2 of 6: The staff guide 
Part 3 of 6: The line managers guide
Part 4 of 6: The safety representatives guide  
Part 5 of 6: Workplace and individual assessment tool
Part 6 of 6: Further information and quick links

Lone worker guidance:
A guide for lone workers, 2013
A guide for managers, 2013

Guidance on prevention and management of stress at work, 2014
The importance of effective partnership working on health, safety & wellbeing, 2014
Guidelines on prevention and management of sickness absence, 2013
Workplace Health and Safety Standards, 2013
Health and wellbeing in healthcare settings, 2012
Implementing the sharps Directive: Advice from POSHH
Welsh Manual Handling passport scheme, 2003

PSYCHO-SOCIAL RISKS AND STRESS AT WORK

I) FROM EUROPEAN OR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR NETWORKS
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Campaign Guide. Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work, 2013 (in EN)
Managing stress and psychosocial risks e-guide (all languages)
Risk assessment in health care – Section 3.2 and 4.2, (in EN)
Mental health promotion in the healthcare sector – Section 2 & 3 (in EN)
Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks – Literature Review, 2014 (in EN)
European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks-ESENER-2 (in 25 languages)

Eurofound European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Psychosocial risks in Europe Prevalence and strategies for prevention, 2014 (in EN)

European Commission-DG EMPL Social Affairs and Inclusion
Occupational health and safety risks in the healthcare sector – Guide to prevention and good practice (in 22 languages)

International Labour Office (ILO)
Stress prevention at work checkpoints. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace, 2012 (in EN, FR, ES)

II) FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

France
a) Institut national de recherche et de sécurité pour la prévention des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles (INRS):
Dépister les risques psychosociaux. Des indicateurs pour vous guider, 2010 (in FR)
Le point des connaissances sur le stress au travail, 2013 (in FR)
Évaluer les facteurs de risques psychosociaux : l’outil RPS-DU, 213 (in FR)
b) Association Régionale pour l’Amélioration des Conditions de Travail (ARACT) Île-de-France
Aide à l’évaluation des risques professionnels en milieux de soins, 2012 (in FR)
c) Avis du Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE), Journal Officiel (JO)
La prévention des risques psychosociaux, 2013 (in FR)
d) Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques (DREES)
Le panorama des établissements de santé, p11-30, 2014 (in FR)
e) Groupe Pasteur Mutualité
Agir sur les risques psychosociaux des professionnels de santé, Madeleine Estryn-Behar (in FR)

 

  • Note: Additional resources are also available on the EPSU website.


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Call for Tender to subcontract external expertise

Open call for tender for project: “Assessing health and safety risks in the hospital sector and the role of the social partners in addressing them: the case of musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work”.

Leading partner: HOSPEEM
Co-beneficiary: EPSU
Date of publication on the HOSPEEM website: 6 October 2014
Deadline to respond: 22 October 2014

Download the Call for Tender

TENDER SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBCONTRACTING EXTERNAL EXPERTISE

Background

Healthcare is one of the most significant sectors in the EU economy employing directly around one in every ten workers in the EU. The healthcare and hospital sector is also one of the sectors with the greatest potential for job creation in Europe due to different factors, not least the increasing demand for healthcare services due to demographic change. According to data of Eurostat in 2010 there were around 17.1 million jobs in the healthcare sector which accounted for 8% of all jobs in the EU-27.

The sector, however, faces major challenges that are multi-faceted and complex and that stem from the combined effect of different factors.

HOSPEEM and EPSU are committed to contribute to tackle these challenges, in particular in view of the extent to which they affect the health workforce, by making active and effective use of the social dialogue at EU-level.

It is on this backdrop that one of the two main topics of their joint work programme 2014-2016 focuses on the improvement of health and safety at the workplace by giving special attention to two hazards relevant in the health care sector, namely “musculoskeletal disorders” and “psychosocial risks and stress at work”. The project should help EPSU and HOSPEEM members to facilitate their work on identifying how actions on occupational health and wellbeing contribute to improved health as well as to retention within the healthcare sector. The project is relevant for the EU-level social partners in the hospital sector as better health and safety conditions are expected to have a positive impact on the recruitment and retention of health workers and on the efficiency of the healthcare institutions.

Objectives of the project

The common aim is to identify how actions aimed at preventing and managing these two occupational hazards can contribute to improved health as well as more attractive retention conditions within the healthcare sector. This objective is linked to the one of the improved efficiency in the management of healthcare institutions and workplaces by reducing costs linked to loss of productivity, sick leave and occupational diseases.

The activities under the project should help EPSU and HOSPEEM and their affiliates to work towards common views as to the analysis of the risks in hospitals and other health institutions, their relative weight, their incidence with specific groups of health workers or health professions and in view of identifying relevant measures, good practice and guidance to address them. They will build on existing material elaborated by their members.

The project should facilitate the task of identifying, collecting and comparing the material with a view of allowing mutual learning across the countries by exchanging on successful organisational models of OSH management, on tested material and guidance and on concrete measures.

The action will be delivered by organising two main conferences, by the elaboration of reports from the two events, by setting up of dedicated webpages on the HOSPEEM and EPSU websites to disseminate project outcomes and relevant material to target groups, and by involving external stakeholders in the events, where appropriate. Orientation and guidance will be provided by a “steering group” composed by representatives of the EU-level social partners jointly carrying out the project.

Based on an improved understanding of the issues at stake and after identification of the action points for the most effective follow-up that HOSPEEM and EPSU can take in the context of the joint work-programme 2014-2016 and beyond, the project results will be fed back into the work of the sectoral social dialogue committee to be discussed and assessed there.

Purpose of the contract

 Support is being sought from an external expert to help to facilitate the project by providing background research, attending the two conferences that will be organised under the project, preparing reports from each of them (2 in total), gathering good practice examples from HOSPEEM members and EPSU affiliates.

Tasks to be performed by the contractor:

Supporting HOSPEEM and EPSU in selecting the speakers and drafting the agendas of the two conferences to be organised (one in Paris in March 2015 and one in Helsinki in November 2015, dates tbc)

  • Supporting the work of the Steering Group by attending its three meetings (November 2014, June 2015, March 2016, dates tbc)
  • Attending each conference and preparing reports from them (2 in total). The contractor will have to submit the two reports to the Steering Group for amendments and final approval.
  •  Gathering and providing to HOSPEEM and EPSU relevant literature on the subjects to support the work of the Steering Group and the organisation of the two conferences
  • Supporting HOSPEEM and EPSU to gather good practice examples from HOSPEEM members and EPSU affiliates
  • Coordinating with European organisations like EU-OSHA and Eurofound that are expected to play a role in the project

 Time scheduling

 The project is scheduled to begin in October 2014 and will last for two years.

  • Kick off meeting of the Steering group (12 November 2014)
  • Participation in the two conferences (March 2015 and November 2015, dates tbc)
  • Reporting: after each event
  • Second steering group meeting (June 2015, date tbc)
  • Final steering group meeting (March 2016, date tbc)

Price

 The budget available for external expertise is 14 500 Euros (VAT included)

  • Travel and accommodation costs will be covered separately

Selection criteria:

The offers received will be examined on the basis of the following criteria:

 Proven knowledge / Evidenced track record of research (supported by publications, academic articles etc.) on OSH and specifically on musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress at work

  • Experience of working with European/national social partners
  • Good knowledge of European Social Dialogue and of its outcomes
  • Proven ability to draft documents in English
  • Respect of the budgetary constraints
  • Particular expertise in the healthcare sector will be considered as an asset

Award criteria

The contract will be awarded to the tender offering the best value for money, taking into account the specific criteria set above. The principles of transparency and equal treatment with a view to avoiding any conflicts of interest will be respected.

Content and presentation of the bids

Tenders must include:

  • All information and documents necessary to enable the selection committee to appraise the bid on the basis of the selection and award criteria set above
  • A detailed CV of the staff members to be assigned to the project
  • Explanation of the proposed methodology for conducting the work

Offers must be submitted by the deadline of 22nd October both by post and email:

Elisa Benedetti
HOSPEEM
Rue des deux églises 26
1000 Brussels
Belgium
e-mail : e.benedetti@hospeem.eu