D041Report on Terminology Mapping

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The relative unavailability and inadequacy of data are major obstacles to thoroughly assess the extent and impact of health workforce (HWF) challenges and possible policies. Since 2010, EUROSTAT, the OECD, and WHO have carried out a joint data collection exercise that could benefit the countries in enhancing the in-country data collection and inter-country comparisons. However, the quality of the data submitted by Member States makes analysis unreliable, despite the growing number of categories for which data is provided.


Work Package 4 of the Joint Action has performed an analysis and presents this report on the Joint Questionnaire, aiming to contribute to the improvement of this data collection scheme.


Milestone – Report on the applicability of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Professionals in a European Union Context


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This document reports on the research and meetings held under the umbrella of the Joint Action to explore the applicability of the WHO Code of Practice to EU in the specific context of the Single Market. By reporting on the participants views and presenting experiences, it aims at initiating a dialogue and support further discussions.


D042 Report on mobility data – Health workforce mobility data serving policy objectives


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This report presents mobility data categories and indicators that can support national evidence based policy making regarding health workforce outflow and inflow. The report also explores why EU Member States collect mobility data, what data sources they rely on, and also discusses the potential of international data collections on mobility.  


D043Report on HWF Planning Data

D043 Report on health workforce planning data


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The report summarizes evidence and experiences of 12 EU Member States regarding challenges in HWF Planning Data. The analyses aimed to collect up-to-date information on HWF Planning Data from different perspectives. First, a thorough investigation was conducted concerning HWF Planning processes, related to HWF Planning Data (e.g. data collections, reporting, data flow and information exchange). Secondly, data availability gaps and critical points of planning data were identified (e.g. lack of data, misuse of planning methods, deficiency in triangulation). After mapping the most frequent and influential difficulties, recommendations were formulated. In addition, the so called “Toolkit on HWF Planning” was designed to support countries in managing and developing HWF Planning. This practical collection of tools enables self-evaluation of HWF Planning and assists overcoming obstacles.


D043 Practical Toolkit for Health Workforce Planning


Practical toolkit for health workforce planning


Relying on the synthesized research findings and evidence of the Joint Action work, a practical toolkit was designed to support countries in managing and developing HWF Planning. The “Toolkit on HWF Planning” provides assistance for countries to identify weak points and improvement directions in their planning systems. The toolkit is a self-evaluation instrument, which contains different tool types, rapid screening measurements and gives advices for further actions or practical suggestions. By regular use, the overview of the developmental line and the achievements in problem solving become easily revised. The target groups of the toolkit users are technical and policy experts, who are involved in any steps of HWF Planning.