About us

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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 

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

View a map of the London office 


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Our International partners

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

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Social dialogue

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

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16 / 1 / 2019 2.25pm

Much will be written in the coming weeks and months about how the new NHS Long Term Plan is regarded nationally by the various parts of the health service – from think tanks to membership bodies to Royal Colleges. What is perhaps more important, explains Michael Wood, local growth advisor at the NHS Confederation, is how it is seen on the ground by external, local partners. After all, there isn’t much the NHS can achieve in the plan that doesn’t need their support, resources or input

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