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1 Policy Dialogues on investing in Europes health workforce of tomorrow: scope for innovation and collaboration Discussing possibilities for EU action in the field of Human resources for health Leuven, Belgium, 26-30 April 2010

2 2 Assessing future health workforce needs – Possible action at EU level Support Member States in –Raising the need for integrated HRH planning –Mapping/reviewing skills and competence profiles needed for the future –Developing integrated planning methodologies –sharing good practice of innovative HRH forecasting tools including future needs assessment Set up supporting mechanism on workforce planning –Create an observatory function (within existing structures/ new structure) –Build a European network of health workforce planners (cf. EUNEHTA) Improve qualitative and comparable data –Set out basic requirements for building HRH information systems –Propose a minimum HRH information dataset? –Investigate the relevance of cross-border collaboration in this field

3 3 Adapting skills and lifelong learning– Possible action at EU level Facilitate exchange of best practice on tasks and competence profiles of different types of health professions Target EU programmes and initiatives to help MS equip people with the necessary skills –Use of structural funds for retraining –New skills for new jobs flagship initiative (EU2020) Promote and preserve CPD in a context of financial crisis –Role of the employer in lifelong learning (social dialogue) –System of mutual recognition of credit points Promote and facilitate cross-national learning initatives (Educational exchange programmes, e-learning)

4 4 Creating a supportive working environment – Possible action at EU level Mapping EU action on working environment (e.g. European Observatory on Working Conditions) Encourage social dialogue in the health and care sectors (prevention of needle stick injuries, retention and recruitment) Explore elements and factors that contribute to a supportive working environment –Occupational health and safety –Working time –Better work-life balance –Adaptation for elder workers –Gender


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