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Mobility of health professionals across Europe

The NHS European Office, part of the NHS Confederation, is keen to hear members' views about the issues associated with recruiting staff from elsewhere in Europe.


The European Commission's Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive makes it easier for professionals to register and practise in European countries other than the one in which they qualified. 

The Commission is currently reviewing the Directive to see whether the existing rules and procedures can be improved and simplified and our NHS European Office is keen to hear members' views to help shape our response.

Consultation questions

Read the full consultation paper to help us answer the following questions: 

  • Have you experienced problems employing healthcare professionals from Europe?
  • Would any of the suggestions in the European Commission's paper prevent or improve these problems?
  • Can you suggest ways in which the current arrangements could be improved?

Have your say

Please email your views on the consultation questions to kate.ling@nhsconfed.org or complete our online survey by 3 March 2011.


Michael Wood
020 7074 3364

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