INHWE Endorses Joint Statement on Medical Training and Professional Development

The International Network for Health Workforce Education is one of 14 organisations to endorse the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on Medical Training and Professional Development for Patient Safety, part of the EU Health Policy Forum. The full statement can be read here

Education, training and continuous professional development are central to healthcare delivery. Patient safety is in the domain of all healthcare and related professionals and affects all aspects of their education and practice. No policy, technological innovation or financial investment will significantly improve quality of care and patient safety without qualified healthcare professionals and other professionals involved in healthcare delivery who implement policies, use the latest devices or maximise the impact of resources.

The European Society of Radiology (ESR), Europa Uomo, European Association of Urology (EAU), European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR), European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC), European Patients' Forum (EPF), European Respiratory Society (ERS), European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA), European Union of Medical Specialists-Radiology Section (UEMS Radiology Section), International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE), and Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN) therefore call on the EU’s institutions to recognise the central role of medical and health professional education and training in healthcare (hereafter “medical education”) and implement measures for more coordinated, sustainable and targeted action to ensure European patients benefit from the best qualified health workforce possible.