Andrzej Rys, European Commission Director of Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, discusses what the EU does to support its health workforce. During a health threat or health crisis, we are all reminded of the challenging but vital role of the medical staff, who are often the first contact patients, their families and friends have with the healthcare system. But the health workforce itself faces both external and internal challenges such as shortages of staff, geographical inequalities, lack of specific training, changing technologies and care demands and insufficient workforce planning.


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