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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Working Time Directive

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

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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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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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