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CPME Board meeting 25 October 2008 outcomes


30 Oct 2008


Health & Consumers
Social Europe & Jobs

CPME adopted the following policy documents at its Board meeting on 25 October 2008 in London:
CPME statement on the global and European shortage of physicians: proposals
for a common European Strategy  EN / FR
Many countries all over the world and also in Europe have actual  and projected
shortages of physicians, which is very likely to result  in reduced availability of health
services and decrease of health safety of the countries’ populations. The EU Member
States should therefore, by cooperating and communicating, strive to keep a balance
between the added value of internationally qualified physicians and the sustainability of
the individual national health systems.
CPME identified  clear  principles to be taken into account in a common European
strategy. CPME calls EU institutions and national governments to act along these