For medicine close to home

For medicine close to home

Elections were held at the members’ meeting of the health policy working group of the csu (gpa) in ziegelanger. The knetzgau dentist alexander ambros was confirmed in his office as chairman, as the csu announced.

As before, he will be assisted by toni aumuller, a general practitioner from zeil, and stefanie schilling from habfurt. Barbara goschenhofer, a general practitioner from hofheim, was elected as a new deputy. Jurgen welsch, a dentist from hofheim, serves as secretary and heike hluchnik from zeil as treasurer. Stefan kolck, bernd franz, uwe hauck and csu district chairman steffen vogel were appointed as assessors.

Ambros made it clear that the question of medical care for the population in the county and the provision of sufficient nursing and short-term care places would be one of the major challenges of the future. "Especially with an aging population, it is important to have hospitals, general practitioners and specialists as well as inpatient and outpatient care places close to home.", said dr. Ambros.

Barbara goschenhofer warned of an impending supply shortage in the district. "Although we are currently well supplied with eight doctors in hofheim, only two of them are under 60, so that in five years the situation in the hofheim area will be completely different", the general practitioner predicts the situation in the habberg district using the example of hofheim.

Jurgen welsch sees the cause less in the work-life balance of young doctors, which is often cited, and more in the bureaucracy mania and the associated expense and liability risk for independent doctors. That’s why many young physicians preferred to be employed.

Steffen vogel highlighted bavaria’s package of measures to combat the shortage of doctors in rural areas. For example, the state of freestate has introduced a quota for rural doctors, which means that in the future it will be easier for medical students to get a place at university if they commit themselves to working as a doctor in the countryside. "In the past six years, the establishment of five family doctors and three specialists in the county of habberge has been demanded, which shows that the mabnahmen of the free state work to meet the shortage of doctors in the countryside", according to the member of the state parliament. The association of statutory health insurance physicians also invested a six-figure sum as an incentive for three specialists to settle in the district.

Toni aumuller expressly buried the initiatives of the state politics. It is very positive that professorships in general medicine have now been created at all medical faculties in bavaria, in order to bring general medicine more strongly into the focus of students. "Our practice is now even an academic teaching practice of the university of wurzburg", said aumuller. Medical students often had misconceptions about the interesting and varied work of a general practitioner

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