The European Commission has commissioned a study: Recruitment and Retention of the Health Workforce which aims to identify and analyse effective strategies for recruiting and retaining health professionals. The study recognises recruitment and retention of health workers as an immediate and urgent problem which needs to be addressed by policy-makers, healthcare managers and healthcare workers.

It identifies a number of success factors which are particularly relevant for specific types of recruitment and retention interventions and which could help governments and health organisations to attract and retain healthcare staff. These include education opportunities, financial incentives and professional and personal support.

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