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.

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About the EU

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

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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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NHS workforce and the EU

EU law sets minimum standards on employment rights and health and safety at work.

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