HOSPEEM response to EU4Health related priorities, strategic orientations and needs of 2022

HOSPEEM responded to the targeted stakeholder consultation, which is intended to seek feedback from stakeholders on the priorities and strategic orientations and on the needs to be addressed through EU4Health annual work programmes, particularly focusing on input that could facilitate reflection for the 2022 EU4Health Work Programme and beyond.

HOSPEEM highlighted that the Programme should focus on initiatives facilitating MS to overcome workforce shortages and medical brain drain. While medical deserts are essential to achieve equal access to healthcare, the underlying factors are workforce shortages and brain drain. MS needs to recognise the importance of national self-sufficiency by investing in training, recruitment and retaining the health workforce.

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