The MUNROS research project held an end of project conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh on the 6th February 2017.
Around 70 delegates from across the European Union met to discuss presentations of the results of the research undertaken in MUNROS. Stand alone and round table presentations were followed by extended discussion in break-out groups where the focus was on how to maximise the policy contribution and impact of the research.
Keynote presentations were given by Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD, Caroline Hager, Directorate for Health and Food Safety EC and Frank Strang, Deputy Director, Scottish Government EU Hub.
The MUNROS Project
Providing the wider policy context and the contribution of the MUNROS project
Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs OECD
MUNROS Project Overview Professor Bob Elliott
Measuring variation in who does what on three healthcare pathways Dr Jon Gibson and Professor Matt Sutton, University of Manchester, UK
The first of three topic specific presentations, each of 10 - 15 minutes followed by discussion, that draw on data from the project
Barriers and facilitators to task substitution Dr Iris Wallenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Dr Zeynep Güldem Ökem, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Integrated care and its association with task substitution Professor Antoinette de Bont, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Dr Hana Svobodova, Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic
Three parallel discussion groups, relating to one of Topics 1-3
Round Table: Practice, Outcomes and Planning
Patient Experiences Dr Silvia Coretti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy and Professor Christine Bond, University of Aberdeen and Project Co-ordinator
Outcomes Professor Jan Erik Askildsen, and Muhammad Kamrul Islam, University of Bergen, Norway
Costs Professor Job van Exel, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Building Effective Teams Claudia Maier, Technische Universität Berlin
Workforce Planning: modelling and planning a changing workforce Professor Steve Birch, University of Manchester and McMaster University, Canada and Dr Anne McBride, University of Manchester
Ministerial Address: Scotland and Europe Frank Strang, Directorate for External Affairs, Scottish Government
Parallel discussion groups relating to Round Table Topics
Capturing Policy Makers priorities on Optimal Care Professor Matteo Ruggeri, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Romeand Professor Job van Exel, Erasmus University Rotterdam
A personal reflection on the MUNROS findings, their implications and next steps Caroline Hager, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission