Healing the health workforce: A call to action for EU institutions

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network, is calling on new EU Institutions to tackle the health workforce crisis.

Civil organisations, patients’ advocacy groups (PAGs), and healthcare professional associations are urging European policymakers to address the health workforce crisis by implementing solutions that prioritise the well-being of health workers, the main precondition for better protection of patients’ rights across Europe.

This message, also framed in a pre-electoral context, emerged during the celebration of the XVIII European Patients’ Rights Day, which was, as always, organised at the EU Parliament in Brussels by Active Citizenship Network, the EU branch of the Italian NGO Cittadinanzattiva.