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HEALTH PROfessional Mobility in THe European Union Study

Objective

Health professionals have always moved to, from and within Europe for work and other reasons. However, concerns about the scale of movement and its impacts on health systems are increasing. New disease patterns, new technology and increasingly global markets have multiplied pressures on health systems. Policy makers and managers need to respond but do not know enough about what is happening. EHMA and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies are leading a multi-disciplinary team to address this information gap. 11 partners from 8 EU MS with 24 country correspondents / informants will provide missing data, an understanding of drivers for movement, and insights into mobility’s impact on health system access quality and sustainability. They will address 6 key objectives by answering the questions •How much professional mobility is there? •What is it about countries, health systems and people that encourage professionals to move? •What does mobility do to systems, professionals and patients? •What policy responses make a difference? •What are the future challenges? •What can decision makers do? This project progresses beyond the state of art by providing comprehensive maps of professional mobility and 19 country case studies. It will also capture and assess effective responses. Recommendations will be framed for policy makers and managers and reflect the likelihood of future change. They will emphasize accessible options and implementation of initiatives to recruit, integrate or retain staff. This project is timely, particularly given the complex risks and benefits of a fluid workforce, EU growth and the sometimes competing agendas of Lisbon and a Social Europe. The project will mix methods from quantitative data analysis to focus groups considering the international, national, regional and institutional levels; to best answer the questions above; and generate advice for stronger, more appropriate human resource policies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Address
Rock Road 118
Booterstown Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 823 212
Administrative Contact
Jeni Bremner (Ms.)

Participants (10)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 795 950
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imre Hollo (Mr.)
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 228 720
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eszter Zimányiné Sinkó (Dr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 000
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 54 045
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 920
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bhimla Dheermojee (Ms.)
REGIONE DEL VENETO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 400
Address
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro 3901
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luigi Bertinato (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 55 800
Address
Trubarjeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vesna Vizintin (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 450
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Rodríguez Sosa (Mr.)
LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 103 800
Address
A Mickeviciaus Gatve 9
44307 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zilvinas Padaiga (Prof.)