European Union of Private Hospitals

FHP – Creation of a “skills operator” dedicated to health

APRIL 2019.

After several months of intense negotiations with social partners and many meetings with representatives of the French Government, a “Skills Operator” (funding body for continuing vocational training and apprenticeship) specific to health sector was created and officially approved by the French Ministry of Labor.

This is a real success for health professionals. A specific “skills operator” is essential to carry out a strong policy in favor of job attractiveness and to develop training for health professionals. The health sector needs it to fight against the shortage of staff and thus ensure a better medical follow-up of patients treated in our structures.

This “Skills Operator” brings together several employers’ federations from healthcare, social, and home support sectors. It will also welcome other health professions and support services for vulnerable individuals.

The creation laid the foundations for full recognition of the health sector. In a political and social context of professional “branches” merger, the constitution of this “skills operator” will help building a true cohesion among health sector that will benefit to our organizations, professionals and patients.