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European parliament votes through directive on movement of doctors

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 11 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6174
  1. Caroline White, freelance journalist, London

The European parliament has given the go ahead to plans to facilitate the movement of doctors and other healthcare professionals among EU countries.1

The vote on the revised directive on mutual recognition of professional qualifications confirms an informal agreement reached by EU decision makers earlier this summer.2

The revisions are expected to be formally approved by the European Council within the next few weeks, after which member states …

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