Marc Soler, General Director of Health Professionals in Catalonia.
The Government of Catalonia appoints Marc Soler Fàbregas as general director of Health Professionals of the Department of Health. Born in Barcelona in 1957, he is graduate in medicine and surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and a diploma in Health Economics from the University of Barcelona (UB).
In the workplace, between 1985 and 1989 worked at the Institut Català de la Salut (ICS) and, later, between 1989 and 1993 in the Servei de Concerts of the then Department of Health and Social Security. From 1993 to 2002 he was Director of the Professional Area of the Col·legi de Metges in Barcelona (COMB).
On the other hand, between 2003 and 2004 he held the position of deputy director general of Professional Organization in the Ministry of Health and Consumption. Later, he became responsible for COMB, of which he has been the corporate general director since 2014. Soler has specialized in medical professionalism and professional organization, as well as being an expert in demography.
Soler replaces nurse Montserrat Gea in office, which has caused discontent in entities such as the Consell de Col·legis d’Infermeres i Infermers de Catalunya (Cciic). The agency regrets that “The Government ignores the recommendations of the main world health authorities”as explained by its dean, Glòria Jodar.
This decision places Catalonia outside of the territories that incorporate nurses in the main senior health planning positions, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) which recommends that governments “strengthen the leadership of nurses and midwives in all academic and health systems” and sets “the political priorities” that can help countries ensure that “nurses optimally contribute to achieve universal health coverage and other population health goals”.
So, the Classification of autonomous communities that have nurses in first level positions they continue to lead it Andalusia Y Balearicswith professionals such as Ministers of Health and general directors, followed by Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, with nurses in charge of various general directorates.
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