COVID-19 and the medical workforce: European doctors report
Standing Committee of European Doctors – CPME
The COVID-19 pandemic has made health and the health workforce headline news. Within a
matter of weeks, the availability, distribution and working conditions of health professionals
have gained their deserved recognition in the general public as vital questions which have
direct effect on public health and security.
In a survey coordinated by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), national
medical associations are reporting doctors’ experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The information collected underlines how much high-quality patient care is dependent on the
the organization of care, effective health workforce planning, and safe working conditions.