8,400 more health professionals in Portugal

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-12-2019 17:11:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s health minister, Marta Temido, on Wednesday announced an increase of up to 8,400 health professionals in 2020 and 2021, in all professional groups.

At a press conference at the end of an extraordinary cabinet meeting, Marta Temido underlined the commitment and expectation of an increase of about 8,400 professionals over the years 2020 and 2021.

Shee announced a series of measures related to the improvement of performance, such as the provision of institutional incentives for primary health care costing €4 million relating to the performance of the year 2019.

There is also a framework to stimulate the development of new management models that are sensitive to performance and results, specifically integrated responsibility centres, with a budget of €100 million, the minister said.

Wednesday’s extraordinary cabinet meeting approved the National Health Service's Response Improvement Plan, with the government saying that this is the largest initial investment in the National Health Service in recent years.


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