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Health Care Policies and Europe: The Implications for Practice

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7073.83 (Published 04 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:83
  1. Sallie Nicholas
  1. secretariat of International Committee, BMA

    Carol Ludvigsen, Kathleen Roberts Heinemann, £14.99, pp 224 ISBN 0 7506 2485 X

    Until recently “Europe” was a faraway continent of which most health professionals knew little, but the European Union is now making its mark on British medicine. It has made us change our specialist training system, for example, and European law on the mutual recognition of qualifications, coupled with our shortages and high medical unemployment elsewhere, means that more and more British doctors work alongside colleagues from other European countries. Doctors in training are exempted from the controversial directive on working time, but this may soon change. “Public health” per se has moved up the European …

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