NHS European Office

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The NHS European Office provides an essential link between European policy and NHS organisations.

It covers a wide range of EU policy and legislative developments which have implications for the NHS. It also offers a range of opportunities for NHS organisations to engage with EU affairs, access EU support for innovation and to get involved with their work.

The office is based in Brussels and London and is part of the NHS Confederation. 

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About us

The NHS European Office was set up because of the increasing impact of EU policy and legislation on the NHS, find out about the work of the office.

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Blogs

Read a selection of blogs written to help you understand more about the implications of the leave vote on our European staff and wider Brexit issues.

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Resources and guidance

A range of information and guidance to support you and your staff with NHS EU workforce issues.

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Working Time Directive

The NHS European Office is pressing for changes to the European Working Time Directive.

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Work-life balance

The European Commission has developed a roadmap combining a number of initiatives to address the challenges of working parents and work-life balance, including maternity leave.

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Pillar of social rights

The European Commission is currently consulting on how to improve equal access to work and services, fair working conditions, and adequate and sustainable social protection for citizens and workers across the EU.

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