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Mutual recognition of professional qualifications in healthcare

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on legislation needed to introduce changes set out in the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MPRQ) Directive.


Consultation description

The revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive has brought in a number of changes that aim to further facilitate the free movement of professionals within the EU.

This consultation sets out the changes that are specific to the sectoral health professions (nurses, midwives, pharmacists, doctors and dentists). It seeks views on the draft legislation that is needed to implement the changes and any potential impacts of the implementation. It also sets out a number of the cross-sector changes that were covered in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills consultation of March 2015 but that will impact on the health and care professional regulators.