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Regional measures to address shortages of healthcare professionals in Centre-Val de Loire

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On 3 and 4 July 2024, the Policy Learning Platform held an onsite peer review for the Centre-Val de Loire region, which requested advice regarding their policy challenge on how to address this shortage of health professionals


Main Policy Challenges
  • How to address the shortage of health professionals
  • How to make optimal use of available resources ?
  • How to “free up medical time” to allow general practitioners to spend as much time as possible with patients and doing other clinical work? 
Peers from across Europe

Alongside Erik Gloersen and Luc Schermber, our Thematic Experts on ‘More Social Europe’, six excellent peers participated in the peer review:

  • Anna Prytherch, Rural Health and Care Wales, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Nils Sandberg, Region Västerbotten, Sweden 
  • Veronika Rasic, Rural Health Compass, United Kingdom
  • Gréanne Leeftink, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Ivana Đerek Dubravčić, City of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Satu Pirskanen, Savonia university of applied sciences Kuopio, Finland
Some Recommendations

Innovation as the key factor of regional health sector attractiveness

  • Enable Centre-Val de Loire region to spearhead innovation in rural healthcare
  • Develop sound regional models for digital transitions  in healthcare
  • Put Rural health at the heart of the regional medical and paramedical education system

Make better health a local collective endeavour

  • Make better health a local collective endeavour (“community care model”)
  • Implement Proactive regional strategies to shift role distributions between healthcare workers
  • Systematise efforts to make workplaces more attractive

Systematise efforts to make workplaces more attractive

  • Propose tools for self-assessment of health workplaces building on North Savo Model. 
  • Actively involve healthcare workers in innovation processes
  • Work on understanding the needs of the workforce
  • Focus on retaining existing workforce 

More information will be soon available in the follow-up report. 


Peer review publication

Find more information on the methodology and experiences of previous beneficiaries in our publication.

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