The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) is a medical organization representing all medical doctors in the European Union. The abbreviation comes from the original French name for the committee, Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens. CPME is composed of 29 member organizations, each of which is the most representative national medical organisation of a European Union/ European Economic Area country.
The aim of CPME is to "promote the highest standards of medical training and medical practice in order to achieve the highest quality of health care for all citizens of 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 European Union.
The headquarters of CPME are situated in Brussels, Belgium. CPME has 4 subcommittees which are responsible for preparing its policies:
Medical training, continuing professional development and quality improvement
Medical ethics and professional codes
Organisation of health care, social security, health economics and pharmaceutical industry