EU qualifications recognised after the UK leaves the EU

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social care has announced that EU workers with professional qualifications can continue to practise in the UK after the UK leaves the EU, with or without a deal.

The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive currently in place enables healthcare professional regulators to automatically recognise certain EU professional qualifications which leads to entry of the relevant professional register. 

Alternative arrangements have been agreed to replace the EU Directive in both a deal or no deal scenario. Visit our dedicated web page to find out the requirements in either scenario as set out by UK legislation.  

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers and Chair of the Cavendish Coalition, said:

"We have been clear that we must continue to embrace the vital contribution of our talented colleagues from overseas in caring for our patients and communities. We very much welcome the news, as will employers and staff, that the UK will recognise the qualifications of EU professionals in a no-deal situation. We would hope for similar confirmation of recognition for those with UK qualifications working in the EU."

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