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’’Recognise contribution of intensive care’’, urges MEP Buşoi at European Parliament event


On 15 May 2012, EPHA co-organised an event in collaboration with our member the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) at the European Parliament. Cristian Buşoi MEP (ALDE, Romania) hosted and moderated a policy debate on the contribution of ’’intensivists’’ to better patient outcomes and health systems, tied to the launch of a two-day exhibition to promote the ESCIM’s LIFE-PRIORITY campaign. The overall aim of the policy debate, entitled (...)
25/05/2012

Stakeholder meeting on revision of Professional Qualifications Directive: key dates and actors


A stakeholder meeting took place at the beginning of February to gather further comments on the legislative proposal for modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive. It zoomed in on some of the key issues of concern to health professionals and patients. More information on key dates and key actors for EPHA members. The Commission released its legislative proposal for the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive (DIR36) on 19 December 2011. One month later, the file (...)
27/02/2012

Commission proposal for a simplified recognition regime of professional qualifications


Following two rounds of consultations and a public stakeholder conference in early November, the European Commission adopted a proposal for modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) on 19 December 2011. The proposal by the Commission, which builds on the Green Paper released in the summer of 2011 (see the EPHA response to the Green Paper on the Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive) and further comments received at the post-consultation (...)
27/01/2012

Public conference on modernisation of Professional Qualifications Directive


On 7 November 2011, the European Commission organised a public stakeholder conference on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive (DIR 36). It was the last formal opportunity for those involved in the consultation process to voice their positions and flag the key issues at stake before the Commission will release its proposal in December. The high level conference followed two rounds of consultations (see the EPHA response to the Green Paper and to the first round of (...)
13/12/2011

European Parliament resolution calls for enhancing professional mobility


On 15 November 2011, the European Parliament approved a resolution asking for a liberalisation of professional qualifications, thereby providing the Commission with further ’’food for thought’’ for elaborating its proposals for the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive (DIR 36). The European Parliament expressed itself in favour of speeding up the recognition process for professional qualifications, including those of health professionals, of EU (...)
13/12/2011

Single Market Forum: Joint Statement by EPHA, EPF, EWL and BEUC on maintaining minimum education standards for health professionals


On the eve of the Single Market Forum and against the revision of the Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications, EPHA , the European Patients’ Forum, the European Women’s Lobby and the European Consumers’ Organization issue a joint public statement, calling to ensure that health professionals’ training and education standards are not downgraded to boost Single Market objectives. EPHA, the European Patients’ Forum, the European Women’s (...)
30/09/2011

Working Group on Health Professionals


Please find below the agendas and minutes of EPHA’s Working Group on Health Professionals, bringing together experts from EPHA member organisations representing, amongst others, medical, pharmacy, nursing, and CAM associations, as well as various specialists operating within these sectors. The Working Group on Health Professionals falls under EPHA’s Strategic Aim 2, Objective 2, ’’To support a well-trained and skilled health workforce’’. 2012 meetings (...)
28/09/2011

EPHA position on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive


EPHA has responded to the public consultation by DG MARKT on its Green Paper on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive. In its response to the Green Paper on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive, EPHA underlines the following key messages, amongst others: 1. The minimum training and education standards must be upheld and reinforced so that health professionals across Europe are able to perform to the best of their abilities and deliver the best possible (...)
20/09/2011

EPHA position on the revision of the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive


Please find below EPHA’s response, as well as other information pertaining to the European Commission consultation on the revision of the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (Directive 2005/36/EC). The public consultation included three main themes: A call for simplification; Integrating professionals into the Single Market; and Injecting more confidence into the system A public hearing was also organised on 21 February with speakers from the European (...)
28/03/2011

Public hearing on Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive


The issue of Recognition of Professional Qualifications continues to divide policy makers’ opinions as economic objectives that stress Single Market freedoms and job creation must be reconciled with the demands health professionals and patient needs. There is increased concern that a relaxation of rules will endanger existing standards for training, safety and care. On 21 February 2011 DG Internal Market and Services organised a public hearing on to gather different viewpoints on the (...)
25/02/2011