European Council of Medical Orders


Principles of the Latin-Iberoamerican medical profession


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Revision of the “Coercive measures in medicine” guidelines


The Central Ethical Committee of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences develops guidelines and recommendations for medical practice and biomedical research. In 2015, the commission revised the guidelines on coercive measures in medicine in order to provide doctors with practical help on this issue. Although patients should in principle be able to give consent independently to medical interventions, there are however situations in which coercive measures cannot be avoided.

The guidelines are available in English, French, German and Italian.

Update of the "Jobs and Practice" webpage


The “Jobs and practice” page of the CEOM website is publicly available with the conditions of practice, the public online registers of doctors and the national ethics codes of the CEOM participants. Job offers in the medical sector in the European Union are also accessible on the page.