France/Ile-de-France: the region will recruit doctors in medical deserts

Published on 31/03/2023 | La rédaction


Salaried doctors will soon be recruited by the Ile-de-France region. This measure, supported by the UDI group, was debated and voted this Thursday in the regional council. The elected centrists considered that they could no longer "stand idly by" while the Ile-de-France region represents the first medical desert in France.

The measure was adopted by a majority, with only the elected members of the Rassemblement National not voting in favor.

Two thirds of the population of Ile-de-France in an under-resourced area

"In addition to the pillar represented by private practice, the region can and must play a role as a strategist and regulator to establish a supply of medical doctors.In addition to the pillar represented by private practice, the region can and must play a strategic and regulatory role in establishing a supply of salaried doctors in the most under-resourced areas," write the elected officials in a press release.

According to ARS data published at the beginning of March, two thirds of the population of Ile-de-France live in an area with an insufficient number of general practitioners. The Regional Union (URPS) of liberal doctors, even denounced "a vital risk involved".

Based on this observation, the centrist elected representatives would like the region to "set up a network of health centers in which regional salaried doctors would practice, on a voluntary basis, in the region of Paris.The aim is to recruit the most qualified doctors from the region to work in these centers, and to provide them with the skills they need to perform their duties.

The goal is to recruit the first regional doctors in the Ile-de-France region by 2024, with priority given to the most under-resourced municipalities.


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