EHS-COVID (548) Policies to address the health care backlog beyond COVID-19

6 September, 2022

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From European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Subject - Policies to address the health care backlog beyond COVID-19

Join our webinar on Thu 8 Sep


*Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: policies to address the health care backlog*

*Thursday, 8 September**12:00–13:00 CET*

The COVID-19 pandemic caused health systems to postpone non-emergency procedures, and now health systems in almost all countries are facing care backlogs. Delays in diagnosis and treatment are causing significant barriers to access.

Health systems have been using a wide range of policies to reduce backlogs. Policies must carefully balance the need to catch up on care as quickly as possible in the near term, with strategies that build sustainable capacity over the long term.

How can we improve health workforce availability while protecting health workers? How can we rationalize healthcare delivery without worsening inequalities? Join us to find out!

*Keynote speaker:*

*Sarah Reed*, Nuffield Trust, London, UK

*Patrick Jeurissen*, Radboudumc in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

*Marie-Camille Lenormand*, Ministry of Health and Prevention, France

*Tomas Zapata*, WHO Regional Office for Europe


*Ewout van Ginneken & Erica Richardson *(European Observatory on Health

Systems and Policies)



HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data. Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT