European Council of Medical Orders

  • HPCB Conference Promoting patient safety across borders

    21/09/2016

    Registration is live and places still available for the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) – Promoting patient safety across...

  • POLITICO Annual Healthcare Summit

    01/09/2016

     

    POLITICO and Le Temps invite you to the “Annual Health Care Summit: Achieving Effective, Innovative and Sustainable Health Care Systems” taking place on October 11th in Geneva. Presented by Ferring, Merck, Roche, AbbVie, Dentons and Weber Shandwick, the program will probe the policy...

  • Principles of the Latin-Iberoamerican medical profession

    17/06/2016

    On June 9, 2016, in Rome, the Latin-Iberoamerican medical institutions delivered to Pope Francis the Identity Card and...

  • 25th Anniversary of the Czech Medical Chamber

    14/06/2016

    On April 14th, 2016, the Czech Medical Chamber celebrated its 25th anniversary in Prague. On this occasion, Czech Medical Chamber President Dr. Milan Kubek recalled the importance of professional autonomy and the independence of doctors. Dr. Otmar Kloiber, World Medical...

  • Public consultation on the regulation of professions

    14/06/2016

    On May 27th, the European Commission published a public consultation on the regulation of professions. The consultation invites professionals and consumers to share their views on the proportionality of regulation in Member States’...

HPCB Conference Promoting patient safety across borders

21.09.2016

Registration is live and places still available for the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) – Promoting patient safety across borders conference, to be held in London on Friday 28 October 2016.  

The conference will focus on professional mobility and patient safety, looking at the implementation of the recognition of professional qualifications Directive, with a focus on the European professional card and alert mechanism.

Keynote speakers include Vicky Ford MEP and the European Commission DG GROW and DG SANCO. Two panels will discuss the implementation of the European professional card and aler mechanism, and ensuring patient safety through CPD and revalidation.

A draft agenda for the conference can be found here: http://www.hpcb.eu/HPCB_conference_programme_20_10_2016.pdf_66631162.pdf 

HPCB are encouraging healthcare competent authorities and regulators in the European Economic Area (EEA) to register now!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the HPCB secretariat at HPCB@gmc-uk.org

POLITICO Annual Healthcare Summit

October 11, 2016 (9:00 AM-3:00 PM)
01.09.2016

 

POLITICO and Le Temps invite you to the “Annual Health Care Summit: Achieving Effective, Innovative and Sustainable Health Care Systems” taking place on October 11th in Geneva. Presented by Ferring, Merck, Roche, AbbVie, Dentons and Weber Shandwick, the program will probe the policy priorities of health care in Europe, including e-Health and big data.

·   How do we integrate data into health care decision making?

·   What policies will make safe and effective drugs accessible to more patients?

·   Will public-private partnerships save the day for effective health care delivery?

·   How do we empower patients to make the best decisions for their health?

The event will gather key speakers including Richard Bergström, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations; Agnès Buzyn, President, French National Authority for Health; Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Keiji Fukuda, Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization; Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho Bodero, Head of Unit for eHealth, Well-Being & Aging, DG CNECT, European Commission; Peggy Maguire, Director General, European Institute of Women's Health, Board Member and Former President, European Public Health Alliance; Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Program, Word Heath Organization.

Discover all the speakers and the latest agenda here and register here!

Join the conversation at @EventsPOLITICO using #AHCS16

More information : http://www.politico.eu/event/annual-health-care-summit/

Principles of the Latin-Iberoamerican medical profession

17.06.2016

On June 9, 2016, in Rome, the Latin-Iberoamerican medical institutions delivered to Pope Francis the Identity Card and Principles of the Medical Profession. Latin-Iberoamerican doctors recall their "unconditional commitment to serve without discrimination of any kind the health needs of patients taking their social determinants into account, with humanism and the most appropriate professional skills, at the service of health, life, and human dignity".

 

25th Anniversary of the Czech Medical Chamber

14.06.2016

On April 14th, 2016, the Czech Medical Chamber celebrated its 25th anniversary in Prague. On this occasion, Czech Medical Chamber President Dr. Milan Kubek recalled the importance of professional autonomy and the independence of doctors. Dr. Otmar Kloiber, World Medical Association Secretary General, stated that the 25 years of the Czech Medical Chamber were the living proof of the democratic stability in Czech Republic.

More information available on the Czech Medical Chamber website.

Public consultation on the regulation of professions

14.06.2016

On May 27th, the European Commission published a public consultation on the regulation of professions. The consultation invites professionals and consumers to share their views on the proportionality of regulation in Member States’ National Action Plans set in the framework of mutual evaluation of regulated professions.

The consultation is accessible on the European Commission website until August 19, 2016.

“European Semester”: publication of country recommendations

14.06.2016

On May 18th, the European Commission published its country recommendations, offering economic guidelines to the EU Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. The European Commission focuses on strengthening the recovery of Member States’ economies by boosting investment, implementing structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility. Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility stated that “Only by ensuring that social considerations are better integrated in all EU policy areas we will truly achieve a Social Europe”.

Country recommendations are accessible on the European Commission website.

May issue of the Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting Newsletter

26.05.2016

The May issue of the Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting newsletter focuses on the Closure event and plenary assembly held on May 3rd and 4th in Mons, Belgium. The newsletter includes a state of play of the Joint Action Working Packages and last actions of the programme, which ends on June 2016.

More information available on the Joint Action website.

CPME Statement on cooperation in the European Union

25.05.2016

On May 25, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) adopted a Statement on cooperation in the European Union, in which CPME recalls its commitment to the benefits of cooperation in the EU, both at the institutional and governmental level, as well as between National Medical Associations. Furthermore, CPME highlights that the European Union protects fundamental rights of the EU citizens and provides a legal framework for the mobility of doctors and patients. CPME therefore appeals to doctors, citizens and governments to consider the benefits of cooperation in the EU and to remain committed to the European project.

More information on the CPME website.

EMOs Continuing Professional Development Conference Report

29.04.2016

A joint conference was organized on December 18, 2015, in Luxembourg by the European Medical Organizations (EMOs) on Continuous and Professional Development. On this occasion, the European Medical Organizations adopted a consensus Statement following the revised Directive 2013/55/EU amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation EU No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’).

The report of the conference is available by clicking on this link.

Joint Action Closure Event & Plenary Assembly - 3-4 May 2016, Mons, Belgium

20.04.2016

The Joint Action Closure event, "Towards sustainable health workforce for Europe", along with the Plenary Assembly and Stakeholder Forum will be held in Mons, Belgium, on 3-4 May, 2016. The Closure event will focus on the presentation of the Joint Action deliverables that have been produced since the last Plenary Assembly held in Madrid on March 2015. The event will also focus on the sustainability and next steps as well as report on the evaluation of the Joint Action.

More information and programme of the closure event on the Joint Action website.

Save the Date - HPCB Conference on October 28, 2016

18.04.2016

The 2016 Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) Conference will take place on Friday 28 October in London. It will be jointly hosted by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council.

The conference will bring together European healthcare professional regulators, professional bodies, national government representatives and European Commission stakeholders. The agenda will focus on the lessons learnt from the implementation of the recognition of professional qualifications Directive, with a special focus on the European professional card and alert mechanism.

Information will be published on the HPCB website and upcoming editions of the HPCB update.

CEOM Plenary Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal, June 3-4 - Registration Open

30.03.2016

Dr. José Manuel Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva, President of the Ordem dos Médicos de Portugal, and Dr. Nicolino D'Autilia, President of the CEOM, are pleased to invite you to Coimbra on the occasion of the next CEOM Plenary Meeting on Saturday 4th of June, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Quinta das Lágrimas Palace, Rua António Augusto Gonçalves 3041-901 COIMBRA, PORTUGAL.The Ordem dos Médicos created a dedicated website on which the meeting registration and the hotel reservation should be done together: http://ceom2016.admeus.net/forms/index?menu=yes

All the information about the venue of the meeting and how to get to Coimbra from Lisbon and Porto are available on the website.

All meeting documents will be available in the Meetings section of the CEOM website.

The meeting registration and hotel reservation must be done by April 17 at the latest.

HPCB Newsletter - March 2016

24.03.2016

The March 2016 edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes details on the entry into force of the 2013/55/EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications and the launch of the European Professional Card (EPC). The newsletter also features the latest CEOM updates and a summary of the third Joint Action Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting Conference.

More information on the HPCB website.

“Healthy Ecuador, Let’s Go” Program for Doctor Mobility to Ecuador

25.02.2016

The government of Ecuador launched in 2015 the “Healthy Ecuador, Let’s Go” initiative, a program that invites foreign or Ecuadorian doctors living abroad to contribute to the knowledge transfer to Ecuador. The program aims at strengthening medical care in hospitals and healthcare centers in the country.

More information on the program is available in the “Jobs and Practice” section.

CEOM Wikipedia webpage

12.02.2016

The European Council of Medical Orders now has a Wikipedia webpage in French. Its purpose is to inform the general public on CEOM's activities and to make the adopted documents and statements more visible.

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Doctors around the globe tackle climate change and fossil fuels

04.12.2015

On December 4, 2015, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), the French Medical Council (CNOM), the World Medical Association (WMA) and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) organized in the CNOM headquarters in Paris the event “Health professionnals in action for Healthy Energy and Climate”. Public health advocates from all around the world had the opportunity to share their success stories on health protection and climate change and air pollution mitigation.

The press release of the event is available in English here and all the event documents are available on the HEAL website. Watch the video of the event here. In addition, the French Medical Council has recently issued a webzine on health and climate change promoting the positive effects on health of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Annual Spanish-Portuguese Medical Associations Meeting

30.11.2015

On November 10-11, in Lisbon, the Ordem dos Médicos de Portugal and the Consejo General de Médicos de España held their annual bilateral meeting. On this occasion the Portuguese and Spanish Orders adopted the Declaration of Lisbon which sums up the debates that took place during the meeting.

The Declaration of Lisbon is available in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

CEOM November 2015 Plenary meeting results - Sanremo

27.11.2015

10 medical Orders attended the meeting: Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Switzerland. Four guest institutions also attended the meeting: The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS), the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva, and the Italian Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP).
Adopted texts

The following texts were adopted by the CEOM participants during the Sanremo plenary meeting:

General Assembly of the World Medical Association

27.10.2015

The World Medical Association General Assembly took place in October in Moscow. Several CEOM participants are members of the WMA. Various policies were adopted, among them:

A statement on providing health support to street children, one on mobile health, another one on physicians well-being, a statement on transgender people, aiming at enabling doctors to increase their knowledge on specific health issues, and an emergency resolution urging governments and international organizations to provide health care to refugees. Finally, delegates demanded an independent enquiry into the bombing on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

More information on the WMA Website.

European Day organized by the Spanish Medical Council

02.10.2015

On September 18th, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the integration of Spain within the European Union, the Spanish Medical Council organized a European Day of the medical profession in Madrid, in the premises of the Permanent representation of the EU Institutions. Members of the French, Italian, and Portuguese Orders attended the event. The Spanish Medical Council held three roundtables during the day. The first one gave health professionals the opportunity to express their concerns about the trade agreement currently being discussed between the United States and the European Union. The second one focused on cross-border care. The last roundtable allowed participants to summarize the ideas developed during the day.

The conclusions of the European Day are available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Unión Profesional, an association of 34 Spanish professional orders, published a practical guide to publicize the role of professional orders to the general public. Click here to download it.

CEOM signed Alzheimer Europe's Glasgow Declaration

24.08.2015

The European Council of Medical Orders signed the Glasgow Declaration, adopted in October 2014 by Alzheimer Europe. The Declaration calls for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy and national strategies in every European country. The signatories also call upon world leaders to recognize dementia as a public health priority and to develop a global action plan on the issue.

The full text of the Declaration is available here.

HPCB Newsletter - July 2015

31.07.2015

The July edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes details on the Secondary legislation on EPC and FtP alert mechanism, European Union institutional developments such as MEPs call for improvement of patient safety, CEOM news, and Joint Action Health Workforce update.

More information on the HPCB website.

Health literacy in Europe - Empowering patients : How can technology contribute to improving health literacy?

09.07.2015

On July 1st, the Science and Technology Options Assessment unit of the European Parliament (STOA) organized a workshop about “Health literacy in Europe – Empowering patients how can technology contribute to improving health literacy?” to learn how new technologies can help patients to become more independent and improve health literacy. According to STOA Chair MEP Paul Rübig (EPP, Austria), “It is critical to guarantee that citizens can make decisions about their own health (…) we have to work also on legislation to protect privacy”. Concluding the workshop, MEP Karin Kadenbach (S&D, Austria) said that “Low health literacy has proved to have a direct impact on the management and chronic conditions, productivity levels, mortality rate and overall healthcare costs”.

More information on the European Parliament Website.

Health commissioner brings up the question of revision of EU treaties

02.07.2015

In an article published in the online journal POLITICO, Health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis explains his desire to expand the role of the European Union in health. In fact, the Lisbon Treaty only gives the EU "supporting competence" to Member States. Health policies remain an exclusive competence belonging to Member States. Giving the EU more powers in terms of health policies would imply revision of the EU treaties.

Read the full article here.

Health must be addressed by the International Climate Conference (COP21) - Joint Declaration of the French Public Health Association, the French Society of Environmental Health, and the French Medical Council

29.06.2015

In a Joint Declaration, the French Public Health Association, the French Society of Environmental Health, the French Medical Council and their European and International partners - including CEOM - ask negociators to address health in December during the Paris International Climate Conference (COP21).The signatories recall the role of health professionals in providing healthcare for the victims of climate change consequences and ask the French authorities to explicitly include health in the final negociations and commitments of COP21.

The full text of the Joint Declaration is available here.

Adoption of the CEOM Statement on the use of mobile health (mHealth) in the European Union

18.06.2015

The European Council of Medical Orders adopted during its plenary meeting in Luxembourg the CEOM Statement on the use of mobile health (mHealth) in the European Union. It underscores the deontological aspects which have to be considered during the reflection on mobile health.

  1. A European legal framework should be provided for all mHealth applications and connected objects (including applications and connected objects related to the way of life and the well-being of people) which do not fall within the scope of the European medical device regulations in order to provide possible restrictions on their marketing based on the risks they would mean for human health and safety.
  2. A high level of health and safety protection must be guaranteed to the patient whose medical support (diagnosis, patient's treatment and monitoring) is conducted by mHealth tools that are not medical devices as defined in the European legislation.
  3. Public and regulatory authorities (both national and European) implementing policies that promote the use of mHealth devices commit to ensure public health through technical and technological security measures, and informational measures.
  4. While providing medical support, the physician uses certified mHealth technologies, when their use is medically justified and motivated by the patient's interests.
  5. The patient's rights as a user of mHealth applications to his personal data protection, particularly those related to his health, must be respected by developers, suppliers and sellers so that appropriate safeguards are implemented.

Open letter from the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, Doctors of the World and the European Public Health Alliance to the EU Ministers of Health

17.06.2015

Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers (EPSCO) Council meeting in Luxembourg on 19 June 2015, three non-governmental organizations called on EU Health Ministers in an open letter to take action on migrants health. The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, Doctors of the World, and the European Public Health Alliance reminded Member States about their April 2014 agreement on the promotion of access to healthcare for all migrants, as well as the need for "special health services for particularly vulnerable migrant groups". The letter, co-signed by several European associations including CEOM, asks the EU Health Ministers to "challenge EU and national policies on migration which undermine public health objectives, and use the tools available at European level to drive developments towards universal access to healthcare in the Member States of the European Union.

CEOM June 2015 Plenary meeting results - Luxembourg

12.06.2015

Thirteen Orders attended the meeting: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Four guest organisations also attended the meeting: the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the INPHET Network, and the Finnish Medical Association.

Adopted texts

The following texts were adopted by the participants during the Luxembourg plenary meeting:

British Medical Association Symposium on Social Determinants of Health and Increasing Health Equity - March 24th

25.04.2015

 

On March 24th, at the British Medical Association Symposium in London, French Medical Council President Patrick Bouet presented CNOM's position on social determinants of health. President of the World Medical Association Dr. Xavier Deau insisted on the need of a global action on the social determinants of health issue.

• WMA Council Resolution on Trade Agreements and Public Health

16.04.2015

In Oslo, during its 200th Session, the World Medical Association Council adopted an emergency Resolution calling on governments and national member associations to advocate for trade agreements that protect, promote and prioritize public health over commercial interests and ensure wide exclusions to secure services in the public interest, especially those impacting on individual and public health.

The full text of the WMA Resolution is available here.

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Access to healthcare for the most vulnerable - Doctors of the World

23.05.2014

On 13th May 2014, Doctors of the World released its 2014 report on access to healthcare for the most vulnerable in a Europe in social crisis with a special focus on pregnant women and children. This report reiterates the need for unconditional access to both antenatal care for pregnant women and to essential childhood vaccinations. This report analyses 29.400 consultations provided in 2013 to 16.881 patients across 25 cities in 8 European countries.

An infographic and videos accompanying the report are available here.

Granada Declaration on access to healthcare - EUPHA

21.05.2014

At the occasion of a conference organised in Granada at the beginning of April on migrant and ethnic minority health, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) adopted a declaration on access to healthcare for migrants and ethnic minorities, in a context of economic crisis. The Declaration calls on all European governments to take concrete steps to protect the health of these vulnerable groups and to ensure them access to healthcare without discrimination.

The Granada Declaration is available here.

Action Day of European Doctors - 15 May 2014

14.05.2014

 

14.05.2014. On Thursday 15 May 2014, the European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS) leads an Action Day of European Doctors in order to ensure access to high quality healthcare for all patients in Europe, to promote decent working conditions for European doctors and to fight corruption in the health sector.

More information available here.

World Medical Association Council Meeting

28.04.2014

Dr. Roland KERZMANN, President of the CEOM, attended the Council meeting of the World Medical Association held in Tokyo from April 24th to April 26th, 2014. Discussions mainly focused on clinical trials, health support for street children, criminalisation of healthcare, protection of health workers and air pollution.For more information, please visit the WMA website.

Spring CEOM Plenary meeting

23.04.2014

At the invitation of the Italian Medical Council (FNOMCeO), the next CEOM plenary meeting will take place in Bari on Friday, 13th June, 2014.

For more information, please consult the Agenda section (Access restricted to members only).

HPCB Newsletter - April 2014

15.04.2014

The April edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This updates includes details on the European Commission consultation on the European Professional Card, information on the conference of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) organised in September,  news on the EU Health programme 2014-2020, updates from European networks and regulators and articles on EU developments regarding health and professional regulation.

More information on the HPCB website.

European Commission consultation - European Professional Card

15.04.2014

 

On 7 April 2014 the European Commission published a consultation on introducing the European Professional Card (EPC) for nurses, doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, engineers, mountain guides & real estate agents. The objective of the consultation is to seek further views and to collect data on issues including the mobility of professionals, applications procedures and fees. The Commission intends to use the responses to assess whether the EPC is appropriate for the professions concerned and what impact it will have on EU countries. The consultation is open until 2 June 2014.

The consultation is available here.

IAMRA 11th International Conference on Medical Regulation

24.03.2014

From 9-12 September, the GMC is hosting the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) conference in London.

The theme of the conference is 'Medical Regulation - Evaluating risk and reducing harm to patients’ and more than 350 regulators, academics and health officials from around the world are expected to attend to share ideas and foster best practice in medical regulation.

To take advantage of discounted early registration rates, make sure you register by 18 July.

The conference will focus on the key functions of medical regulation, and confirmed conference speakers include:

  • Prof Malcolm Sparrow, Harvard University;
  • Robert Francis QC, Chairman, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public   Inquiry and President of the Patients Association;
  • Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, Chair, UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission;
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer, fundraiser, and author;
  • Dr Marie Bismark, The University of Melbourne;
  • Prof Frank Montgomery, President of the German Medical Association;
  • Prof Jon Thomas, Chair, Federation of State Medical Boards; and

Prof Sir Peter Rubin, Chair of the UK General Medical Council.

In addition, the conference also includes a varied social programme, which features a visit to the GMC in Manchester as well as a visit to visit to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) on Monday 8 September. Visit the IAMRA 2014 website for more details.

Conference on organ harvesting in China

14.03.2014

A conference-debate entitled "Organ harvesting in China: Europe must act now" is organised on the initiative of several international organisations at the European Economic and Social Committee on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 10 am to 12.30 pm.

For more information, please click here.

The press release of the European Economic and Social Committee is available here.

Forum on Junior Doctors working conditions

21.02.2014

Dr. Valentin SOJAR, representative of the Medical Chamber of Slovenia, will attend on behalf of the CEOM a Forum on Junior Doctors working conditions organised in Ljubljana on 15 March 2014 on the initiative of Slovenian and European Junior Doctors. At this occasion, he will make a presentation on doctors' migration in Europe.
 

European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA) - European Professional Card

06.02.2014

The European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA) just published an analysis of all the replies to a questionnaire sent in December 2013 to the competent authorities of the ENMCA concerning the process of implementation of the European Professional Card.

In order to access to this analysis and summary of findings, please click here.

Adoption of the Professional Qualifications Directive

18.11.2013

On November 15th, 2013, the Council adopted the revised Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. This follows the adoption by the European Parliament last month. Member states now have two years in which to transpose the new rules into national legislation. The main features of the new Directive introduce a pro-active fitness to practise alert mechanism; the ability for competent authorities to assess the language competence of professionals after recognition but before access to the profession; a revised definition of basic medical training of 5 years and 5,500 hours; a requirement for member states to encourage continuing professional education and training and the possibility of common European training frameworks and tests which would establish minimum education and training criteria for medical specialties that do not currently benefit from automatic recognition.

To read the press release of the Council, click here.

HPCB meeting - Healthcare professional mobility and patient safety

08.11.2013

The  Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) network held its autumn meeting in London on Thursday, 31st October 2013. Discussions focused on key issues such as the revision of the Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, the implementation challenges for the European professional card and for the continuous professional development as well as the Joint Action on health workforce planning and forecasting.

The meeting documents are available on the HPCB website.

Presidency of the World Medical Association

08.11.2013

During the General Assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) held in Fortaleza (Brazil) from 16 to 19 October 2013, Dr. Xavier DEAU, President of the European and International Relations Delegation of the French Medical Council (CNOM), was elected by acclamation President elect of the World Medical Association. He will officially take office in October 2014 at the occasion of the General Assembly in Durban (South Africa).

Conference of the CGCOM - Cross-border healthcare

26.09.2013

 

26.09.2013. The Spanish Medical Association (CGCOM) will held a conference in Madrid on October 11th, 2013, in collaboration with the Office of the European Parliament in Spain on the implementation in Spain of the Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border health care.

Drs. Rodriguez Sendin, Romero and Gutiérrez i Marti, respectively President, General Secretary and Vice-President of the CGCOM will attend the conference, as well as representatives of the European Parliament, of the European Commission, of health professionals and of patients' organisations.

To see the programme, click here.

Next CEOM plenary meeting

09.09.2013

At the invitation of the French Medical Council (CNOM), the next CEOM plenary meeting will take place in Paris on Friday December 6th, 2013.

More information in the Agenda section.

CEOM Declaration - Proposal of the Cypriot Delegation

15.06.2013

 

 

During the CEOM plenary meeting held in Bucharest on June 15th, 2013, the participating organisations adopted a Declaration on the situation of healthcare in Cyprus.

The text of the Declaration is available in the Activities section.

CEOM Resolution - Exchange of disciplinary information

15.06.2013

At the occasion of the CEOM plenary meeting held in Bucharest on June 15th, the participating organisations unanimously adopted a CEOM resolution on the exchange of disciplinary information between regulatory authorities.

The CEOM resolution is available in the Activities section.

Letter of support - Slovak Medical Chamber

15.06.2013

During the last CEOM plenary meeting organised in Bucharest on June 15th, the participating organisations decided to write a letter to the attention of the President of the Republic of Slovakia regarding the situation of doctors in Slovakia.

The letter is available in the Activities section.

Election of a new CEOM Vice-President

15.06.2013

Following the vote that took place during the CEOM plenary meeting held in Bucharest on June 13th, 2013, Dr. Fernando GOMES, representative of the Portuguese Medical Association, has been elected Vice-President of the CEOM. The composition of the Board is available here.
 

The economic crisis and access to medicines in Europe - May 2013

16.05.2013

 At the occasion of an event organised on May 16th at the European Parliament on the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures on access to affordable and quality medicines and treatments in the European Union, Prof. José Manuel Silva, President of the Portuguese Medical Association, made a presentation on the current situation in Portugal.

His powerpoint presentation is available here.

HPCB Newletter - April 2013

25.04.2013

The April edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This updates includes articles on EU negotiations on the proposal amending the recognition of professional qualifications Directive; an update on the European data protection reform and the European Working Time Regulation; and information on the new European Commission's Action Plan on eHealth.

More information on the HPCB website.

Doctors of the World publishes a report on access to healthcare of the most vulnerable populations in Europe - April 2013

09.04.2013

Doctors of the World presented its new report entitled "Access to healthcare in Europe in times of crisis and rising xenophobia" at the occasion of a press conference organised in Brussels on April 9th, 2013. Based on the interviews of more than 8.400 patients, data collected in 14 cities of seven European countries, this report puts the emphasis on the negative impact of the economic and social crisis on health systems and access to healthcare and on the rising xenophobia against migrants in Europe. Doctors of the World demands a universal health coverage for all and calls for a full access to national immunisation schemes for all children in Europe. In addition, Doctors of the World requires an equal access to pre and post natal care for all pregnant women.

To read the full version of the report, click here.

European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA) Briefing - Professional Qualifications Directive - March 2013

20.03.2013

The European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA) released a briefing on the report adopted on January 23rd, 2013, by the Internal Market committee on the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC).

The ENMCA briefing is available here.

The World Medical Association turns to Members of the European Parliament - February 2013

07.02.2013

The WMA, to which several CEOM participating organisations belong, addressed Members of the European Parliament on occasion of the committee reading of a draft Regulation on Clinical Trials. The new regulation would no longer require the consent of an ethics committee before trials could start testing new drugs on humans. WMA President Cecil Wilson highlights on his blog the essential role of ethical committees in responsible clinical research.

To read the full version of the letter written by WMA President, Dr. Cecil Wilson, and WMA Chair of Council, Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal, click here.

HPCB Newsletter - December 2012

20.12.2012

The December edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes articles on EU negotiations on the proposal amending the recognition of professional qualifications Directive; a snapshot of approaches to continuous professional development (CPD) across a number of European healthcare professional regulators; an overview of the IMI Regulation; the French Medical Council guidelines on e-health; and keys developments in the reform of Europe's Data Protection rules.

More information on the HCPB website.

CEOM Declaration - Proposal of the Greek delegation

30.11.2012

During the CEOM plenary meeting held in Brussels on November 30, 2012, the participating organisations adopted a Declaration on the situation of healthcare in Greece.

The text of the Declaration is available on the Activities section.

Article on information to patients

23.11.2012

Dr. Roland KERZMANN wrote an article on patient safety and information to patients published in November issue of the magazine "The European Files" dedicated to the safety of medicines in Europe.

The article is available in the Activities section.

CEOM 2012 winter plenary meeting

12.11.2012

The next Board meeting and  plenary meeting will take place in Brussels on November 29th and 30th 2012 and will be hosted by the Belgian Medical Council. For more information, please visit the Agenda section of the website (Members access only).

Joint Statement of the EMOs on the review of the Directive 2005/36/CE

22.10.2012

The European Medical Organisations (EMOs), including the CEOM, adopted in August 2012 a Joint Statement on the proposal for amending the Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of the professional qualifications.

The EMOs' Joint Statement is available in the Activities section.

HPCB Newsletter - September 2012

05.10.2012

The September edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes information on the EU negotiations on the proposal amending the recognition of professional qualifications Directive; opinion pieces on the proposal from different healthcare professional organisations across Europe; the HPCB Memorandum of Understanding on information sharing; medical reforms in Poland; the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in the UK; and the launch of a support service for international medical graduates in the United States.

More information on the HPCB website.

HPCB Newsletter - May 2012

18.06.2012

The May edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes information on the HPCB meeting on the professional qualifications Directive; an update on the proposal amending Directive 2005/36/EC and the European regulators’ meetings of midwives, doctors and nurses. It also features articles on the reform of the data protection package and the EC’s recently published action plan for the EU Health workforce.

More information on the HPCB website.

Next CEOM Plenary Meeting : 1st June 2012, Ljubljana

07.02.2012

The next CEOM Plenary meeting will take place the 1st June 2012 in Ljubljana and will be hosted by the Medical Chamber of Slovenia.

More information available in the Agenda section.

HPCB Newsletter - February 2012

01.02.2012

The February edition of the HPCB Crossing Borders Update is now available. This update includes information on the European Commission’s proposal to amend Directive 2005/36/EC and the position of the European Network of Medical Competent Authorities (ENMCA) on this proposal.

More information on the HPCB website.

HPCB Meeting on the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive

7 March 2012, European Parliament – Brussels
26.01.2012

The Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders initiative organizes a meeting on the revision of the Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of Professional Qualifications. This event will be hosted by Emma MCCLARKIN and Antonyia PARVANOVA, Members of the European Parliament.

New Commission legislative proposal on Data protection

26.01.2012

The European Commission presented on the 25th January 2012 its legislative proposal concerning the revision of the Directive 95/46/EC on personal data protection. For more information, please contact the CEOM Secretariat (members only).