The Spitzenverband Fachärzte Deutschlands e.V. (SpiFa) is the umbrella organization of all medical specialists in hospitals and practices in Germany. Within its framework, the professional medical associations and organizations organize joint representation for the concerns of specialists.
The aim of the SpiFa is to represent the overriding interests of medical specialists in clinics and practices vis-à-vis politicians, self-governing bodies and other independent associations, and to enforce these interests politically at federal and state level.
With its full and associate member associations, the SpiFa represents more than 165,000 specialists in hospitals and practices. The specialists are active in primary care, specialized and highly specialized care, whether in a practice, a medical care center, a hospital or in university medicine.
Since February 2022, SpiFa has been registered as a professional association in the lobby register for the representation of interests vis-à-vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government.
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