Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister, presented the government's response to the emergency services crisis this summer. She visited the Pontoise hospital centre (Val-d'Oise) on Friday. The head of government stated that "all the proposals" from the "flash mission" to address emergencies were well received.
Francois Braun, president and chief of the CHR Metz - Thionville's emergency department, was given the "flash mission" by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron at the start of June.
This Friday, we revealed the 41 recommendations from this mission: Risk premium, hardship, solicitation for retirees...
The head of government also confirmed "short-term solutions" including an "additional compensation" for night work. This included a doubling of increases for nurses and a 50% increase in doctors' guards. . This is a way to "recognize the difficult conditions of nightwork", but it will first be "tested for 3 months" before being considered sustainable.
Elisabeth Thick headed that liberal doctors will be eligible for a 15 euro increase in consultations if they accept someone outside their patient base. This is to "encourage" them to provide unscheduled care.
The Prime Minister promised to mobilize all medical professionals to respond to emergencies. He also promised to facilitate the process for retired physicians, so they can remobilise," to allow Saturday mornings for medical centers to be open, to authorize new acts for pharmacists and physiotherapists, as well as to authorise new acts for other caregivers such "for example, renewing a prescription to chronic care".
She called for people to call the Samu first.
However, the Samu did not mention the generalized filtering of emergency calls by them. This measure was however one of Dr. Francois Braun's key suggestions.