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European Commission Health Work Force : Improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals

11 Feb 2015

To ensure a sustainable health workforce in the EU crucially depends on attracting people to work in the healthcare services and retaining qualified experienced staff in a highly competitive global labour market.

 

In 2013, the Commission launched a study on Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Health Workers to analyse the various dimensions of the challenge of recruiting and retaining professionals in the health sector.  Findings will be available in Spring 2015. More information can be found http://www.ehma.org/index.php?q=node/1746%20

 

Non-financial factors such as a supportive and safe work environment are important to recruit health workers, particularly women. The EU research project Nurse Forecasting in Europe provides evidence on the link between the work environment and nurse satisfaction.

The European Social Dialogue in the hospital and healthcare sector agreed a Code of Conduct on the Ethical Cross-Border Recruitment and Retention in the Hospital Sector and a Framework of Actions on Recruitment and Retention

 

More info: http://ec.europa.eu/health/workforce/policy/recruitment/index_en.htm

 

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