NHS European Office

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

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

The Office covers a wide range of EU policy and legislative developments which have implications for the NHS, with a dedicated section on the NHS Employers website also covering European employment policy issues. In addition we offer a range of opportunities for NHS organisations to engage with EU affairs, to access EU support for innovation and to get involved in our work.

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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.

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About the EU

The European Union is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries.

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Brexit and the NHS

In light of the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, we will follow developments closely and consider possible implications for the NHS.

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Influencing EU policy

Information on our work to influence EU developments for the NHS.

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Accessing EU funding

The EU's funding landscape is changing. Find out how EU funding opportunities can support innovation in the NHS.

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EU collaboration & knowledge sharing

What can the NHS learn from sharing knowledge and best practice with other EU health systems

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Engaging with the EU's workforce agenda

Information on how we influence EU policy on behalf of NHS employers

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How holding down multiple roles has given me an insight into the real issues with NHS buying | Fiona Burton

24 / 7 / 2017 12.51am

Fiona Burton works as a nurse in the NHS and the private sector, and is a consultant in the commercial world for a company that helps the NHS to improve procurement. Here, Fiona shares her insight into why there is a role for clinicians in the buying process.

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