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Submission number 1317293575795-1438
Submission date
  • 29-Sep-2011
Owner of the commitment Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Name of the organisation's representative in the forum Mervi KATTELUS
Name of the affiliated Umbrella Organisation or Federation
Title of the commitment Informing the Medical Profession
Commitment summary The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) represents medical doctors across Europe and is composed of the most representative National Medical Associations of 27 European countries. CPME aims to promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of healthcare for all patients in 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 EU. CPME also cooperates closely with national medical associations from associated and observer countries, as well as with specialised European medical organisations and international medical associations.

CPME will keep the topic of alcohol-related harm high on its agenda with help of the following measures:

Activity (1): CPME members will receive up-dates on developments in the field of alcohol policy at the bi-annual CPME Board meetings.
Activity (2): CPME members will be provided with information mailings in follow-up to meetings of the European Alcohol and Health Forum. The information comprised in these mailings will also be made available on the members’ section of the CPME website/newsletter
Activity (3): CPME members will be provided with information mailings on developments and activities in the field of alcohol policy at EU level. The information comprised in these mailings will also be made available on the members’ section of the CPME website/newsletter.
Activity (4): Information on the activities of CPME and its members in relation to the Alcohol Forum will be made available on the public section of the CPME website/newsletter.
Link to further information relating to the commitment
Forum members, associated with the commitment
Partners, associated to the commitment

Contact Point

Contact name Sarada DAS
Organisation Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Title/Position EU Policy Advisor
Address
Rue Guimard 15
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel 0032(0)27327202
Fax 0032(0)27327344
Email sarada.das@cpme.eu
If the commitment is implemented in more than one Member State indicate for each country the name of the national contact point

Information about the commitment

Background to the commitment (if any) The CPME membership is provided with information on developments and activities at EU level relating to CPME activities in the field of alcohol policy and in relation to the CPME membership in the EU Alcohol Forum on an ad hoc basis. In order to optimise this information's dissemination as well as its impact and usability, the commitment aims to structure the communication with CPME members in this policy area. It reflects CPME's dedication to being involved in the creation of alcohol policy at EU level, by engaging its members in a discussion and keeping this issue on the CPME agenda.
Priority areas
  • Develop information and education programmes on the effect of harmful drinking
Baseline CPME, as a founding member of the EU Alcohol Forum, has been engaged in developments in the field of alcohol policy at EU level as well as activities related to the Forum continuously. Information on developments has been distributed to the CPME membership and made available to members in a database on the CPME website, as well as being discussed in the context of CPME meetings.
Start date Oct-2011
End date Jun-2013
Expected interim date
  • 30-Jun-2012
Final report date
  • 31-Aug-2013
Member states
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Slovenia
  • Slovak Republic
  • United Kingdom
Other concerned countries Norway, Iceland, Switzerland

Commercial communication

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Consumer information

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Counseling

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Education

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Media

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Youth involvment

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Research

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Treatment

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Commitment activities in the following Member States

Commitment activities in the following Member States Activity (1) of the commitment consists agenda-setting and information provision to the CPME members. Activity (2)-(3) represent information compilation and dissemination to the CPME membership, i.e. National Medical Associations, who in turn can process the information received for further communication with their members. Activity (4) consists of information compilation and dissemination to the CPME membership and external stakeholders, as well as the general public.

Information on monitoring

Objectives The commitment aims to achieve several objectives:
- Activity (1): to ensure that the issue of alcohol-related harm is kept on the CPME agenda continuously and a platform is available for in-depth discussion of this issue, so as to engage the medical profession in debate.
- Activities (2)-(3): to ensure and optimise communication with the CPME membership on developments in alcohol-related policies at EU level and CPME's activities in the context of the EU Alcohol Forum, to inform CPME members and their policy activities and to create a context for the implementation of other commitments.
- Activity (4): to make information e.g. compiled under activities (2)-(3) available to CPME members continuously as well as allowing access to this information to a broader range of external stakeholders, including the general public.
These activities will be carried out on a continuous basis throughout the entire duration of the commitment as indicated.
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) The commitment is relevant to the priority theme 'inform, educate and raise awareness on the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption, and on appropriate consumption patterns' as it ensures effective communication with the CPME members, i.e. National Medical Associations, who in turn can act as multipliers. The exchange of best practice is also facilitated thus. Additionally it is directly supportive of the implementation of other CPME commitments to the EU Alcohol Forum as it creates a context for action.

Input indicators

Number of people involved CPME Rapporteur, EU Policy Advisor, CPME members
Time spent (Man/hours) The time spent shall be indicated in the interim and final report.
Cost (please indicate in €)
Other The following input indicators are foreseen:
- drafting of CPME commitment
- communication of CPME commitment to CPME members
- creation of information mailings
- preparation of agenda item for Board meetings
The precise number of CPME members and CPME Secretariat staff engaged in the commitment's implementation, as well as any additional input indicators, will be indicated in the interim and final reports.

Information on monitoring

Number of people reached
Number of people in the target group reached
Number of participants in different activities
Web site visitors
Number of products
Number of pamphlets/adverts
Established number of contacts
Other The following output indicators are foreseen:
- adoption of CPME commitment
- discussion of CPME activities related to the EU Alcohol Forum and developments in alcohol policy at EU level at biannual CPME Board meetings
- dissemination of information mailings to CPME members after meetings of the EU Alcohol Forum
- dissemination of information mailings to CPME members on developments and activities in the field of alcohol policy at EU level
- inclusion of information mailings in CPME website/newsletter
The precise number of CPME members and CPME Secretariat staff engaged in the commitment's implementation, as well as any additional output indicators, will be indicated in the interim and final reports.

Outcome and impact

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Medium Term
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Evaluation details

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  • Internal evaluators
Type of methodology

Details about the monitoring report

Title of the commitment
Informing the Medical Profession
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Is this a report for an ongoing commitment or a final report?
INTERMEDIATE
What is the time period covered by this report (in the case of a final report, the reporting period is the life span of the commitment)?
March 2014-March 2015
Point of contact for the commitment (the person authorised by the organisation owning the commitment who can be contacted for information about the commitment):
Sarada DAS
EU Policy Advisor
Rue Guimard 15
1040 Brussels Belgium
0032 (0)27327202
0032 (0)27327344
sarada.das@cpme.eu
Commitment summary (based on summary given in original commitment form):
The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) represents national medical associations across Europe. We are committed to contributing the medical profession's point of view to EU and European policy-making through pro-active cooperation on a wide range of health and healthcare related issues.
- We believe the best possible quality of health and access to healthcare should be a reality for everyone. To achieve this, CPME promotes the highest level of medical training and practice, the safe mobility of physicians and patients, lawful and supportive working conditions for physicians and the provision of evidence-based, ethical and equitable healthcare services. We offer support to those working towards these objectives whenever needed.
- We see the patient-doctor relationship as fundamental in achieving these objectives and are committed to ensuring its trust and confidentiality are protected while the relationship evolves with healthcare systems. Patient safety and quality of care are central to our policies.
- We strongly advocate a health in all policies' approach to encourage cross-sectoral awareness for and action on the determinants of health, to prevent disease and promote good health across society.
CPME's policies are shaped through the expertise provided by our membership of national medical associations, representing physicians across all medical specialties all over Europe and creating a dialogue between the national and European dimensions of health and healthcare.

CPME keeps the topic of alcohol-related harm high on its agenda with help of the following measures:
Activity (1): CPME members receive up-dates on developments in the field of alcohol policy at the bi-annual CPME Board meetings.
Activity (2): CPME members are provided with information mailings in follow-up to meetings of the European Alcohol and Health Forum. The information comprised in these mailings is also made available on the members' section of the CPME website/newsletter
Activity (3): CPME members are provided with information mailings on developments and activities in the field of alcohol policy at EU level. The information comprised in these mailings is also made available on the members' section of the CPME website/newsletter.
Activity (4): Information on the activities of CPME and its members in relation to the Alcohol Forum is made available on the public section of the CPME website/newsletter.
Web site/s relating to the commitment
The CPME commitment continues a commitment which ran from 2011. Policies adopted to this end have been made publicly available on http://cpme.dyndns.org:591/adopted/2014/CPME_AD_Brd_15112014_078_Final_EN_alcohol.forum.commitments.2014.1015.pdf
and
http://www.cpme.eu/policy-areas/alcohol-policy/
Description of the implementation of the commitment
In the monitoring period the commitment was implemented through the attendance of all meetings of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) and a compilation of a CPME Information mailing' following the attendance of the meetings. This was supported by desk research and monitoring activities to identify relevant policy developments and publications, which was consequently processed and shared with the CPME membership. The CPME membership was presented up-dates on the EAHF's activities and the implementation of the CPME commitments to the EAHF at the CPME Board meetings in April and November 2014. At the latter meeting, the continuation of the CPME commitments to the EAHF was approved. This decision was communicated in the CPME newsletter which was published in December 2014. A work plan was drafted to support the implementation of the commitment.
Objectives (cf. sections 4-5 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter): in which way and to which extent have the objectives set out in the original commitment form been achieved in the reporting period?
The commitment's objectives are as follows:
- Activity (1): to ensure that the issue of alcohol-related harm is kept on the CPME agenda continuously and a platform is available for in-depth discussion of this issue, so as to engage the medical profession in debate.
- Activities (2)-(3): to ensure and optimise communication with the CPME membership on developments in alcohol-related policies at EU level and CPME's activities in the context of the EU Alcohol Forum, to inform CPME members and their policy activities and to create a context for the implementation of other commitments.
- Activity (4): to make information e.g. compiled under activities (2)-(3) available to CPME members continuously as well as allowing access to this information to a broader range of external stakeholders, including the general public.
These activities will be carried out on a continuous basis throughout the entire duration of the commitment as indicated.
During the reporting period the objective of providing information to the CPME membership on new developments in the area of alcohol policy as well as the activities of the European Alcohol and Health Forum was taken forward through various media, e.g. the form of CPME Information Mailings' on the outcome of the Forum meetings and in the form of a presentation and discussion in the context of the CPME Board meetings in April and November 2014. This encouraged a discussion on alcohol policy within the CPME membership and facilitated the decision to continue the implementation of the commitment. The objective of providing information to the general public was pursued, i.a. through an article in the December 2014 edition of the CPME newsletter.
Relevance (i.e. how did the commitment during the reporting period contribute to achieving the overall aims of the Forum - cf. section 3 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
The commitment is relevant to the priority theme 'inform, educate and raise awareness on the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption, and on appropriate consumption patterns'.
The objective of raising awareness and providing information to doctors was pursued through the communication efforts outlined above. The activities are therefore directly relevant to the priority theme.
Input indicators (resources allocated to the commitment ("What was done to put the objectives into practice?") - cf. section 5a of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
- Briefing, attendance and de-briefing of meetings of European Alcohol and Health Forum on 09/04/2014 and 06/11/2014, including preparation and dissemination of CPME Information Mailing'. Staff time: approx. 48 hours total (CPME Rapporteur, Senior EU Policy Advisor)
- Meetings and email exchanges between the CPME Rapporteur on Alcohol Policy and CPME Senior Policy Advisor to discuss implementation of commitment. Staff time invested: approx. 8 hours (CPME Rapporteur and CPME Senior Policy Advisor) [cf. commitment 1317218555452-1436]
- Discussion of commitment at CPME Board meetings, including preparation of agenda item and draft commitment, preparation of presentation, delivery of presentation and moderation of discussion, and de-briefing of agenda item. Staff time invested: 8 hours (CPME Rapporteur and CPME Senior Policy Advisor) [cf. commitment 1317218555452-1436]
- Preparation of article for CPME newsletter on CPME commitments to EAHF and dissemination of newsletter. Staff time invested: 3 hours (Senior EU Policy Advisor, CPME Secretary General)
Output indicators (measure from a quantitative point of view the results created through the use of inputs ("What was achieved with the resources allocated to the commitment") - cf. section 5b of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
- Attendance of EAHF meetings on 09/04/2014 and 06/11/2014 by CPME Rapporteur
- Preparation of CPME Information mailings' on outcomes of EAHF meetings (approx. 900 words) and dissemination to CPME membership via members' section of CPME website
- Meetings between the CPME Rapporteur on Alcohol Policy and CPME Senior Policy Advisor on 05/04/2014, 15/11/2014 and 26/11/2014; regular email exchanges throughout monitoring period [cf. commitment 1317218555452-1436]
- Up-dated work plan for implementation of the commitment for 2015
- Inclusion of agenda item on alcohol policy for CPME Board meetings in Brussels on 05/04/2014 and Budapest on 15/11/2014 respectively, including presentation by CPME Rapporteur on Alcohol Policy and question and answer session; and approval of CPME commitments 2014-2016. CPME Board meeting participants are 80 representatives of CPME membership (representatives of National Medical Associations of AU, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, DE, GR, HU, IS, IE, LV, LT, LU, MT, NO, PL, RO, SK, SI, SE, NL, CH, NL, UK, HR, IL, RS) as well as representatives of European Medical Organisations and the World Medical Association. Minutes of meeting prepared and archived on CPME members' website for future reference; CPME commitment is published at http://cpme.dyndns.org:591/adopted/2014/CPME_AD_Brd_15112014_078_Final_EN_alcohol.forum.commitments.2014.1015.pdf (applicable to all CPME commitments) [cf. commitment 1317218555452-1436]
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Outcome and impact indicators (how successful has the commitment been during the reporting period in relation to the original objectives - cf. section 6 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter. These indications go beyond the minimum agreed requirements to monitor a commitment, and it is expected that this type of evaluation will not be carried out for all commitments.)
Short term
Medium term
The up-dates presented at the CPME Board meetings have encouraged discussion on alcohol policy among the CPME membership. The discussion shows greater awareness for the activities of the EAHF, also demonstrated by the unanimous decision to extend the lifetime of the CPME commitments.
Long term
Other
Evaluation details (tools and methods used, internal or external evaluators...)
The implementation of the commitment is on-going, details on feedback above.
Other comments related to monitoring the commitment (This section is to be used to add any other information which can be useful in terms of understanding issues relating to the monitoring of your commitment, such as, any major obstacles that have been encountered, sources of data used, etc. If the basic details of the commitment have been changed, this field is to be used to explain why and how they were changed.)
Other comments: There have been delays in the implementation of the commitment due to increased activity on different issues in the alcohol policy area; relating in particular to the on-going debate on the EU Alcohol Strategy and also on minimum unit pricing of alcohol. The new work plan was created to ensure the implementation of the commitment by March 2016.
Dissemination (How were the results of the commitment disseminated?)
see above
References to further information relating to the monitoring of the commitment
[continuation from 'Output indicators': - Article in CPME newsletter (approx. 160 words) including report on CPME commitments 2014-2015 published in December 2014 edition of CPME Newsletter, disseminated to approx. 1000 contacts including EU institutions, civil society stakeholders, organisations of the medical profession and the media. The newsletter is archived for future reference on the public section of the CPME website at http://cpme.dyndns.org:591/adopted/2014/CPME_Newsletter_Issue14.December.2014.FINAL.VERSION.pdf]
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