About us

European parliament

The NHS European Office is the conduit for the NHS to engage with the EU agenda. Hosted by the NHS Confederation, we are the representative body for the range of NHS organisations in England on EU affairs and we regularly seek input from NHS representatives to help us assess potential implications for the NHS of EU policy and legislation, in order to develop our position papers and influence our lobbying strategies at European level.  

Our work includes:

  • monitoring and influencing EU policy and legislation in the interest of the NHS
  • playing a key role in analysing the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the NHS
  • facilitating access to EU funds for NHS bodies and their partner organisations 
  • supporting pan-European collaborations and sharing successful EU practices.

Publications

The NHS European Office produces briefings to help explain EU developments which have potential implications for the NHS and which help NHS organisations prepare for implementation of EU legislation at national level. Browse our library of publications and download your copies.

European Office bulletins

We produce email bulletins on our work to influence EU policy on behalf of the NHS and on our Brexit-related work. We also produce an ad hoc bulletin on the EU funding opportunities of interest to NHS organisations.

If you are interested in receiving any our bulletins, please subscribe online at the newsletters page, or for further information contact: european.office@nhsconfed.org. To receive our bulletin on EU funding, please contact sarah.collen@nhsconfed.org.  

Meet the team

The NHS European Office has the following members of staff:

Layla McCay  Director of International Relations
Kate Ling  Senior European Policy Manager 
Sarah Collen  Senior European Policy Manager 
Chris Lynch  Office Administrator 

Where we are 

The European Office is located in Brussels and London.

Brussels
NHS European Office
Rue de l'Industrie 24
1040 Brussels
Tel 0032 (0)2 227 6440 

           
View a map of the Brussels office 

London
The NHS Confederation
Floor 15
Portland House
Bressenden Place
London SW1E 5BH
Tel 020 7799 6666 

View a map of the London office 


UK and European flag

Our International partners

The NHS European Office works in partnership with a number of organisations in the UK and abroad.

Shaking hands

Social dialogue

The NHS European Office represents the NHS in the EU social dialogue process

Related News

Negotiated Brexit deal needed to protect patients says Brexit Health Alliance

Brexit Health Alliance

Responding to the government statement on medicine supply after Brexit, Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance and chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said a negotiated Brexit deal is needed to protect patients .

View article

Agreement with transition period preferable to ‘no deal’, says Brexit Health Alliance

Brexit Health Alliance

Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance and chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to last night's Brexit votes

View article

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Change the nature of the workplace to tackle NHS workforce issues | Peter Molyeux

18 / 3 / 2019 3.38pm

The announcement by the Secretary of State of a raft of measures designed to improve the mental health of NHS staff is an important and welcome one. It is a first step in the NHS making good on the NHS Ten Year Plan's desire to see employers having "a key role to play in supporting their staff to stay well and in work.” Given the higher than average sickness rates in the NHS compared to other public sector organisations, Peter Molyneux, chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, explains why it is important that the NHS sets the standard.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Confederation

  • Access exclusive resources 
    Access member-only resources and tailor member benefits and services
  • Personalise your website
    Select topics of interest for recommended content
  • Comment and recommend
    Rate and share content with colleagues
  • Never miss a thing
    Register now to keep your finger on the pulse of the NHS Confederation

Log In

To book events and access member only content you need to register with us.  This only takes a moment via our registration page. If you have already registered login using your email address and password below.