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Commission to help expedite recognition of health workers' qualifications

The European Commission has released a communication offering guidance to Member States on how to address the shortage of health workers caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The action concerns the implementation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, which facilitates the free movement of professionals within Europe. The procedure can now be sped-up to facilitate the mutual recognition of qualifications, including a request for a derogation from the directive's rules for health work students' unable to finish their training. 

Read more and find the guidance here