EJD Policies & Statements

Position Paper on patients rights in cross-border healthcare

Heidelberg, Nov 2013

Regarding the directive on cross-border healthcare it is clear that there are major issues at stake for EU health systems and Governments who have a responsibility to manage health services under budgetary and other constraints. This policy summarizes the EJD issues regarding the directive.

Statement on Slovak Situation

Prague, May 2013

There is an effort to unjustly criminalize the actions or potential actions of health professionals in Slovakia's Criminal Code. The EJD firmly believes that the intentions of doctors in Slovakia are to improve conditions for workers in the health sector, and therefore to improve the quality of patient care and the wider health sector in Slovakia

Statement on Funding of Medical Training

Prague, May 2013

Well organised and financed medical education and postgraduate training are the basic elements in ensuring a functioning Health Care Systems in Europe. Therefore the EJD published this statement.

Joint Statement on reviewing the Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)

Brussels, August 2012

The Presidents of the undersigned European Medical Organizations call upon the European Parliament and the Council to respect the following principles in their scrutiny of the proposal amending the recognition of professional qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC).

Adoption of the CEOM European Charter of Medical Ethics

Kos, June 2011

The European Charter of Medical Ethics includes the principles on which physicians' behaviour in the practice of their profession is based, no matter what type of practice they have.

Proposition on Gender Imbalance

AMSTERDAM, October 2010

The goal of this document is to raise awareness to gender shifting in Medicine and promote discussion about this theme. It also intends to identify possible consequences to the medical practice allowing national members to plan actions to cope with change concerning the best interests of doctors and patients.

Proposition for Transition in Medicine

AMSTERDAM, October 2010

The goal of this document is to raise awareness on the importance of transition periods in medical education, with a focus on the student/junior doctor transition and on patient safety. It also intends to provide to EJD National Member Organizations a framework with which they can work with to ensure an easier transition to new doctors.

Policy Statement on Management and Leadership

BRUSSELS, April 2010

The EJD believes that Medical Management and Leadership should begin at medical school, and continue though to and beyond gaining a certificate of completion of training. To assure it´s quality and implementation in post-graduate training the EJD published this policy.

Statement on Telemedicine and Teleradiology

KILLARNEY, November 2009

Telemedicine and teleradiology are becoming increasingly important in daily medical practice. This changes the way how patient care and postgraduate medical education are accomplished.

Policy on PGT visitations

BERGEN, May 2008

Quality assurance in post graduate training (PGT) is crucial for both the doctors in training and for patient safety. Site visits are one of the tools for quality assurance and these contribute to assessing, strengthening and raising the quality of PGT for junior doctors. Quality assurance should apply to all phases of postgraduate medical training (including internships and specialist training programs) and also be used as a quality mark for the training unit.