Spanish Ministry of Health outsource management of the homologation process for European healthcare professionals

The ministerial body will allocate 322,011.46 euros for the recognition of degrees obtained in the European Union

The Ministry of Health has commissioned the company Tragsatec to carry out technical and administrative support in managing the recognition of titles obtained in the European Union for access to and exercise of regulated health profession in Spain.

Specifically, according to the information officially published, the subsidiary will be in charge of processing 2,500 cases and resolving 7,200 queries and other information tasks, in addition to updating the files of 2,000 files and recording pending data. The assignment is motivated by the insufficiency of material and human resources that the ministerial body has to carry out its tasks.

Tragsatec will also participate in the management of 24 contentious-administrative appeals, reviews, claims for compensation and other activities budgeted for in this process. They will also prepare 28 reports that include the control, management and coordination of related activities . Finally, it will serve as support for aptitude tests as required by the Ministry of Health in various specialties such as matron, midwives, pediatric nurses, hospital pharmacy, physiotherapists, podiatrists and dieticians-nutritionists, among others.

Tragsatec will designate a person as technical coordinator, which will take effect on July 15, 2022 and end on July 14, 2024. According to the documentation, a total of 322,011.46 euros corresponding to the budget of the DGOP will be allocated and Tragasec will be paid in installments.

Recognition of titles to practice as a health worker in Spain

According to the figures provided by Professional Regulation Body, in 2014, a total of 584 homologations were carried out; 742, in 2015; in 2016, a total of 950; 1,088 in 2017; in 2018, 1,105; in 2019, 1429; and, in 2020, the number of recognitions was 1,261.

The latest data from December 2021 on unresolved applications report 1,337 still being processd and the total number of resolutions has risen to 1,290.

This is good news for people who have often been waiting two or even three years to be able to practice in Spain as a recognised health worker

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