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POLICY BRIEFING: The RCN and the European Union

08 August 2012
EU policies and legislation have had a major impact on policy issues that directly impact on nurses’ working lives, such as employment rights; equal opportunities; health and safety at work; environmental protection and food safety. As an EU member country we are part of a system for recognising nurses’ qualifications which allows UK nurses to practise in other European countries and lays down common minimum standards for nursing and midwifery education across the EU.

If you have any comments or wish to contribute further, please email policy.international@rcn.org.uk