White paper on how to solve Europe's health workforce crisis

In a new white paper, we call on all EU Member States to move away from international competition for health workers, and instead take united action to enable health workers across Europe to deliver high-quality healthcare to all EU citizens.

When you are ill or injured, you want to receive the medical care you need. This requires that you have access to skilled health workers who are enabled to do their job well. Unfortunately, this is not a given everywhere in the European Union. That is why, in a new white paper, the Pillars of Health coalition – with Wemos as lead organization – calls on all EU Member States to move away from international competition for health workers, and instead take united action to enable health workers across Europe to deliver high-quality healthcare to EU citizens.

With our white paper, we:

Our research shows that health workers in particular from countries in Eastern and Southern Europe are leaving for other, richer parts of Europe, in search of e.g. better working conditions and career prospects. The countries they leave behind are left with fewer health workers. Furthermore, we see that the so-called destination countries are unable to educate, recruit and retain sufficient health workers domestically.

We recommend that all EU Member States take united action to enable health workers across Europe to deliver high-quality healthcare to all EU citizens, by:

Read our white paper.

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