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European Workforce Forum 

NHS Employers has established a European Workforce Forum which will help shape our European work programme.


The purpose of the European Workforce Forum is to inform employers in the NHS about emerging European employment policies and to assess the impact of these policies on the different parts of the NHS. The forum will aim to influence proposals as well as helping NHS organisations understand the impact of European employment legislation on the NHS.

Governance arrangements

The forum is a subgroup of the NHS Employers Policy Board and will be chaired by a member of the Policy Board.  The group will meet three times a year and members will receive regular feedback on NHS Employers involvement in CEEP (which represents European public sector employers) and HOSPEEM (The European Hospital and Healthcare Employers' Association) and will be asked to comment on European level initiatives as they are developed. 

The forum will be an open two-way process and comments will be welcomed from members at any time.  Membership of the forum is drawn from a wide range of professionals and NHS organisations.

How the forum will operate

Members of the forum will feedback views to NHS Employers and contribute to the work programme of the forum.  NHS Employers will keep members updated on the latest employment proposals emerging from the European Commission and on the key developments within CEEP and HOSPEEM.  The views that members put forward will feed in to responses to European Commission consultations as well as helping to shape NHS Employers membership of CEEP and HOSPEEM.

If you would like to be involved in the forum then please contact


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Richard Dyson
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