Pediatría Atención Primaria
versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632
SANCHEZ PINA, C. et al. Primary Care Pediatrics in Madrid. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2010, vol.12, suppl.19, pp.s159-s165. ISSN 1139-7632.
Primary Care Pediatrics in Madrid has had a complicated time lately. The current situation of isolation and scarcity of pediatricians in primary care teams makes us all vulnerable to managers. The creation of the new "mixed" contracts to cover the current necessities of guards in hospitals as well as vacancies in primary care centers have supposed a threat to the presence of pediatricians at the first level of child care. The hiring of pediatricians in primary care has been blocked by the Madrid´s political administration for 10 months to encourage the growth of these new contracts. The board of the Primary Care Pediatrics Association of Madrid (AMPap) with the help of other pediatrics professional societies and citizens, has collected over 24 000 signatures for the Manifesto in defense of the general pediatrician and after the parliamentary debate in the Assembly of Madrid we have achieved to unblock the hiring of pediatricians for the health centers.
Palabras clave : Pediatricians; Primary Care; Madrid; Profession.