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Devolution weakens UK’s voice in Europe, researcher warns

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2628 (Published 20 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2628
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Health experts, rather than the European courts, should be in the driving seat over Europe-wide health matters, argues a report from the Nuffield Trust.

    Its author, Scott Greer, assistant professor at the University of Michigan and senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, has looked at how four states in the European Union—the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain—engage with the EU and try to influence its health policy.

    He warns that the way the UK’s health care is devolved to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is undermining the UK’s ability to represent its …

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