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Improving workforce is crucial to viability of Europe’s health services, commission says

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3047 (Published 17 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3047
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    The European Commission has launched a consultative green paper setting out the challenges that it thinks national health services will face in the coming decades, particularly with regard to workforce issues.

    The 15 page document aims “to increase the visibility of the issues facing the EU health workforce, to generate a clearer picture of the extent to which local and/or national health managers face the same challenges and to provide a better basis for considering what could be done at EU level to address these problems effectively.”

    The commission says that, against …

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