The Mesa Sectorial de Sanidad reaches a broad agreement that includes wage increases, staff loyalty and improvements in primary care management

Dec 25, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The public health system of the Balearic Islands will improve working and organisational conditions to improve care for users.
At a time of uncertainty in other autonomous communities, the Government wishes to thank the health professionals for their daily work caring for our society and for their willingness to reach agreements in the Balearic Islands.

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The Health Sector Roundtable made up of the Health Service and union representatives from the UGT, SIMEBAL, SATSE, CSIF, CCOO and USAE organisations, today reached a unanimous agreement to improve the working conditions and remuneration of professionals, as well as to improve organisational and management measures in the field of health.

The Sectoral Committee was attended by the Councillor for Health and Consumer Affairs, Patricia Gómez, accompanied by the Director General of Public Administration, Carmen Palomino, the Director General of the Health Service, Manuel Palomino, the Director of Management and Budgets of the Health Service, Mar Rosselló, and the Deputy Director of Labour Relations, Pedro Jiménez.

The Health Service and the union representatives have approved by majority a broad agreement that establishes the bases for a profound change in the organisation and management of primary care will improve the working conditions of professionals and will contribute to the loyalty of professionals who are trained in the Balearic Islands so that they can develop their professional careers in the Health Service.

The main organisational measures approved include a 35-hour working day for all staff as of 1 January 2023, the creation of a single job bank for each category and speciality, an increase in the price per hour for doctors on call to 31.05 €/working day and an increase in pay from the fifth monthly shift onwards. This will mean that the Health Service will pay the highest on-call rate in Spain. This is proof of the Government’s commitment to the professionals and to the quality of care that public health users should receive.

As for primary care, doctors’ schedules are structured to adapt to their workloads. In this sense, doctors and paediatricians will be paid for extraordinary activity as an extraordinary activity for each patient attended when exceeding 35 and 25 consultations per day respectively.

The Health Service will create a total of one hundred and twenty-seven structural positions in family medicine, which will enable the quotas of each doctor to be reduced. The figure of the head of clinical-administrative process management will also be created in order to increase the resolution of files in primary care and a legal unit will be created to reduce bureaucracy.