Standing Committee of European Doctors

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The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) is a medical organization representing all medical doctors in the European Union. The abbreviation comes from the original French name for the committee, Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens. CPME is composed of 33 member organizations, each of which is the most representative national medical organisation of a European Union/ European Economic Area country.


The aim of CPME is to "promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of health care for all citizens of Europe". CPME is also concerned with the promotion of public health, the relationship between patients and doctors and the free movement of doctors within the European Union [1].


The headquarters of CPME are situated in Brussels, Belgium. The CPME works in different sectors of the health policy:

  • Professional Practice: Medical training, continuing professional development and quality improvement
  • Medical ethics and professional codes
  • eHealth and Health Technology
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Health literacy and patient empowerment
  • Patient Safety and Quality of Care
  • Active and Health Ageing
  • Organisation of health care, social security, health economics and pharmaceutical industry
  • Public Health, Prevention and environment

Moreover, the Standing Committee of European Doctors has many EU projects and tenders ongoing, such as:


Members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

Associated Members: Andorra, Croatia, Turkey

Associated organisation: EUMASS

Observers: Albania, Israel, Serbia

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