- Oral presentation
- Open Access
Governing health professional mobility in the European Union
BMC Health Services Research volume 14, Article number: O33 (2014)
Health professional mobility in Europe has become a fast-moving target for policy-makers. It is evolving rapidly in direction and magnitude as a consequence of fundamental change caused by European Union (EU) enlargement and the financial and economic crisis.
Health professional mobility changes the numbers of health professionals in countries and the skill-mix of the workforce, with consequences for health-system performance. Many of the so-called pull and push factors influencing mobility of individuals are in the remit of countries and organizations. In Europe, these pull and push factors are co-determined by EU policies on free mobility, the qualifications directive and many soft-law initiatives.
This presentation is reviewing the current mobility trends in Europe and provides clues on how to strengthen governance for human resources for health at European and country level. A particular reference is made to mobility monitoring, workforce intelligence, workforce policies/ strategies, skills-initiatives and coordination mechanisms across sectors and levels.
About this article
Cite this article
Wismar, M. Governing health professional mobility in the European Union. BMC Health Serv Res 14, O33 (2014) doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-S2-O33
- Public Health
- Economic Crisis
- European Union
- Human Resource
- Country Level