The Belgian EU presidency is working to lay a foundation for a future EU health workforce strategy.
Key themes of the conference are : security of medicines supply, the shortage of health workers (i.a. medical deserts, shortages of some professions, violence and verbal abuse towards healthcare professionals)and crisis preparedness.
A workshop involving politicians, stakeholders, and health experts will discuss “what we could do to set up a better policy approach at the EU level for the health workforce”.
L’automne dernier, des enseignants-chercheurs impliqués dans un large projet Européen (J.Dixon et collaborateurs, dont S.Tubert-Jeannin, V.Roger-Leroi & S Vital) publiaient une enquête sur la formation des chirurgiens-dentistes en Europe1,2. L’enquête est disponible en ligne et s’intitule O-HEALTH-EDU: Aperçu de l’état actuel de la formation des professionnels de la santé orale en Europe.
Le Pr Tubert-Jeannin (Département de santé publique orale, Université Clermont Auvergne, France), coordinatrice du projet, nous présente l’intérêt de cette étude.
Dans une nouvelle position commune entre universitaires et régulateurs, les membres de la FEDCAR le 24 novembre 2023 ont tenu à commettre une déclaration d’adhésion aux compétences professionnelles présentées dans le document « diplômé européen en médecine bucco-dentaire ».
FEDCAR is the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators.
We bring together European orders and bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioners. We share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and aim at promoting common positions to the EU legislator regarding initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.
FEDCAR is the Federation of Europeen Dental Competent Autorities and Regulators bringing together European chambers, councils and public bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioner.
Following informal meetings since 2000, FEDCAR – under the former name of “CODE” – was formally created on the 3rd April 2004 by the Roma Declaration.
The mission of Regulators and Competent Authorities is to ensure at the domestic level that practitioners cope with their professional duty and deontology.
Contrary to associations or trades, Regulators and Competent Authorities in FEDCAR deal with any practitioner whatever is the form of his or her exercise: company, independent worker, employed worker in hospital or in university, general practitioner or specialist.
Our Objectives, Code & Position Papers
FEDCAR’s objectives are:
> To promote patient safety across Europe
> To promote a high standard of dental regulation and of dental care in Europe
> To contribute to the safe facilitation of dental professional mobility within the EU
Our Code of Conduct details this threefold concern.
The Code is available on a permanent basis on this site (see the sections at the beginning of the web-site).
We also share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and we aim to develop opinions and statements on new initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.
In 2016 our position-paper regards the risks associated with the use of tooth whitening without dental supervision in Europe.
In 2017 our position-papers regard :
the use by dental regulators of the Alert Mechanism in Europe regarding sanctions adopted against a dental practitioner (in English and in French languages);
the exclusion of Public Health professions from the scope of application of draft Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions, or alternatively, a more balanced approach in this draft Directive of the specificity of Public Health professions as the Legislator already did in other pieces of EU legislation (in English and in French languages).
FEDCAR’s Secretariat is located in Brussels, hosted by the French Chamber of Dentists.
FEDCAR holds two plenary meetings a year: a Spring meeting in the country which holds the Presidency and an Autumn meeting in Paris.
For further information on FEDCAR & on the conditions for joining it, please contact:
Members of the FEDCAR board
Dr Massimo Ferrero
General Secretary of FEDCAR
Former President for 2022
PRESIDENTE DELLA COMMISSIONE ALBO ODONTOIATRI DI AOSTA
Dr Oscar Castro
Chair of FEDCAR for 2023
Vice-president for 2024
President of Spanish Dental Council/Consejo Dentistas
Dr Marie-Anne Baudui-Maurel
Treasurer of FEDCAR
Vice-President of French Dental Chamber
Egészségügyi Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal
(Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures)
Head of Department (Migration and Human Resources Methodology)
“Compliance with the professional rules regarding, in particular, the independence, dignity and honor of the profession, professional secrecy and fairness towards clients and other members of the profession” is a principle that is recognized by the EU judge and that is encouraged by the EU legislator.
The FEDCAR’s members have therefore agreed with common rules of conduct that should run a dentist’s professional activity anywhere in Europe.