A good coverage with medical services and an adequate access for all population groups belong to the central intentions of Health Policy. The question how many doctors will be needed for a suitable supply of the people and how an adequate distribution of doctors can be reached is as nearly as old as the statutory health insurance itself. The GKV-Spitzenverband is a member of the “Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA)”, a committee that decides on legal norms on a federal level, including the “Bedarfsplanungs-Richtlinie”. That is the fundamental basis of the planning policy for outpatient doctors in the regions. Actually, the G-BA decided to change some of the norms and to increase the number of paediatricians by approximately 400.
Berlin as a metropole has altogether a very high level of doctors in the outpatient care. That includes also the number of paediatricians. In this respect, we have no shortage of paediatricians in general. Nevertheless, as in many other regions we have partially problems with a good distribution of these doctors.
For Information about concrete measures to improve the supply situation, please contact the KV Berlin. If you have problems to find a paediatrician, you can try the online search engine of the KV Berlin. There you will find nearly 400 paediatricians in Berlin (https://www.kvberlin.de/61arztsuche_en/index.html). You also can call or contact the “Terminservicestelle” of the KV Berlin. That is a special service center of the KV, that arranges appointments with doctors for you, if you can´t find a doctor on your own.
I hope this information will be helpful for you.
Kathleen Lehmann Referat 2140 – Bedarfsplanung, Psychotherapie, neue Versorgungsformen
I think they told me to go fuck myself. But in any case our problem finding a pediatrician has been solved through other means.
“I offer this: literature can save a life. Just one life at a time.”
Teju Cole is a treasure.
With some minor adjustments, this entire piece about the systematic advantaging of the automobile is applicable to Germany as well.
Parents driving their kids to school endanger kids who walk to school which gives parents a justification not to let their kids walk to school and thus drive them.
Berlin right now is the frontline for transportation applications with 4 scooter services alone. I’m glad that Jon has made a comprehensive overview of multi-modal transportation apps because I sure as hell wasn’t going to have the time for it.
OV-Fiets is the bike share avant-la-lettre, but it’s so locally Dutch that it always has been a bit hard to explain. The popularity of OV-Fiets has increased, now coinciding nicely with the international boom in mobility.
For the more abstract work, it makes it a lot easier for other people to ‘read your mind’ and for you to delegate if you share as much context as possible as Anna Shipman describes here.
Cath writes some very salient points about growing into leadership that on the one hand should be more widespread, but on the other hand, everybody will likely have to find out for themselves.
Also nice to see this local group of people taking the next steps in their careers if even only witnessed from afar like this.