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The Cross-border Healthcare Directive is coming...VERY SOON!

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The Cross-border Healthcare Directive is coming...VERY SOON!

Shortly before Christmas we saw significant movement towards an agreed EU Directive on patients rights in cross-border healthcare.

Happy New Year everyone.

See the attached link:

http://www.euractiv.com/en/health/cross-border-health-care-deal-moves-eu-bill-forward-news-500846

This means that the EU Parliament is now expected to endorse the agreement at a plenary vote on 18 January and the Council will finalise its support by Ministerial agreement 6-8 weeks later.

We will have a maximum of 30 months to implement the Directive and given the new better regulation processes and lead in times for consultation, legislation etc we will be starting work on our transposition planning very shortly. This promises to be a complex and challenging programme of work in the context of the wider reform agenda.

More soon...