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HEALTH PROfessional Mobility in THe European Union Study

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.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Address

Rock Road 118
Booterstown Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 823 212

Administrative Contact

Jeni Bremner (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 795 950

SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 228 720

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 54 045

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 920

REGIONE DEL VENETO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 400

INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 55 800

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 27 450

LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 103 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 223383

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 098 490,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 510 297

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Ireland