The Health System in Catalonia

Emergency consultation in a hospital
Photo: gcasasola / pxhere
15.00 h
Manuel Corachán Room, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Campus Clínic), University of Barcelona
(Casanova, 143) Barcelona
Josep M. Argimon (Catalan Health Institute)

The Catalan health system is a universal system, where the Health Department develops the policies and planning of health and the Catalan Health Service (CatSalut) has the mission to ensure that public services effectively reach and coverage for the population, through different health care providers, including the Institut Català de la Salut (ICS) which is the largest.

The 3rd of December, the ISGlobal Director Antoni Plasència will invite Josep Maria Argimon, the ICS Director, to give a comprehensive introduction about the Catalan health system, including its functions, actors and challenges. 

If you are interested in attending this event, please send an email to

Josep Maria Argimon

Dr Josep Maria Argimon is graduated in Medicine and Doctor from the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB), M​aster's Degree in Healthcare based on the evidence for the University of Oxford and Master's Degree in Epidemiology and health planning by the University of Wales.

He has been international consultant in Latin America for the European Union and the German Agency of Cooperation, and had different positions at the Catalan Health Service (Servei Català de la Salut), such as Manager of Planning, Purchase and Evaluation between 2008 and 2012. He was Director of the Agency of Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS), from September 2012 to January 2016, and Deputy Director of the Catalan Health Service, from February 2016 to June 2018.

Since June 2018, he manages the Catalan Health Institute (ICS by its Catalan acronym).