In February 2019 HFE decided to bring together a broad range of health stakeholders, from health care managers to medical students, to launch an inclusive debate to shape the profile of the health worker of the future. The discussion aimed at outlining the core competences required in the emerging models of care, gaps in the current workforce educational and profession pathways, and highlight the policy changes necessary to support health workers in the transformation of care.
The result of this exercise is a paper which serves as a starting point for future discussions and actions covering:
- The current challenges faced by EU member states’ health systems
- The core competences required for the health care workforce of the future
- The policy recommendations addressed to the European policymakers
Reforming and investing in the health workers’ education and core competences is critical to deliver a high quality of care and sustainability of European health care systems. Only by working together, European policymakers and EU countries can develop a common profile for the health care worker of the future, equipped with the necessary skills to transform health care for better patient and workforce outcomes.
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