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Friday, January 27, 2023

Active retirement in primary “weakens” the rest of the doctors in deficit

Manuel Martin, María Pilar Nino and Marcos López.

characteristics of immunology, occupational therapy and psychiatry they will suffermoderate loss” of professionals in spainAs detailed in the report commissioned by Ministry of Health, Supply for Medical Specialists – Requirement 2021-2035, Despite this fact, and on the contrary family Medicinenot included in the extraordinary plan for delay in return of doctorsInclusion through active retirement, promoted by the Ministry of Social Security and Migration. this situation is created very different sensations among doctors. On the one hand, from the Spanish Society of Immunology (Happen) do not feel perturbed by this government proposal, although they demand planning by the Ministry of Health. On the other hand, the Spanish Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health (sepsum) and the Spanish Society of Medicine and Occupational Safety (Cemst), have also hinted at the deficit, wanting to join the government’s proposal as soon as possible.

manuel martinpresident of sepsum said that there is going to be a critical shortage of psychiatrists In a very short time in Spain: “The preliminary results of the white paper on psychiatry that we are preparing, it is estimated that next two years can reach retirement age 20 percent Number of psychiatrists working in the public or organized sector in Spain. experts being trained much lessSo the issue is already under consideration”.

Although Martin is clear that the most dangerous problem is found in pediatrics and in primary careargues that ” mental health It is in the same condition. The measure to delay retirement should be extended to all specialty and medical care in general. in mental health disorders high spread And a problem is being created that is difficult to solve. not even people they retire overnight, so you must learn what can be done to encourage change”.


Martin: “If psychiatry is not included in the plan, it will be soon”


Despite the government’s initiative, explains Martin, most experts have already decided to retire and not pursue their working careers, so “it ain’t gonna change For the fact of giving more money. The measure is welcome, but we doubt it will be enough. psychiatry should be included, although I am not too worried as I understand it will be done shortly. If not done now, it will be done soon. The number of base psychiatrists in Spain has never reached the level of countries around us.

By work therapyIn medicine, one of the medical specialties that are in the same deficit forecast as the family, and which have already shown woes to supply specialists for the needs of the national health system, the frustration is shared. your president, Mary Pilar Childexplain to medical writing What are they “in a similar situation” but that “he was not taken into account” despite “condemning it in various quarters”.


Child: “We think that equal measures should be taken, and the work of our specialty should not be reduced”


“we think that The same measures should be taken, and the work of our specialty should not be undermined”Says the doctor, who demands similar facilities for active retirement in her professional field.

Immunology does not see it necessary to join the Escrivá plan

For marcos lopez hoyosPresident of the Spanish Immunology Society (SEI), the government’s announcement is yet another example “lack of planning“Prior to the needs of the Ministry of Health national system of health, However, do not consider it a complaint that immunology is not among the ‘chosen’ specialties on offer, family and paediatrics, which currently lack professionals.

“We we don’t have a big problem In this sense”, explains the president of the Spanish Association of Immunologists, who condemns that “special places are not being filled in hospitals where immunology should be”. In addition, he believes that places for residents of the specialty should be increased.


López: “Retirement will happen in a few years, but at the moment he is covering himself from people”


“It is true that retirement in a few years, But at the moment they are covering themselves from the people. But clearly immunology services are under-represented and under-funded in the country’s hospitals,” claims López Hoyos, who calls for an immunology service in units of all tertiary level hospitals.

Furthermore, the SEI president does not believe that “there is such a problem as the shortage of doctors, but” allotment of places and forecasting growth by specialties or areas of operation. “We have to update the biological template of health services based on the current state of knowledge”, he stresses, avoiding “improvisations” with long-term planning.

Although it may contain statements, data or notes from health institutions or professionals, the information contained in Redaccion Médica is edited and prepared by journalists. We advise the reader to seek the advice of a health professional with any health questions.

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