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New Study on Cross-border Health Services

As Spark celebrates its 4th birthday this month, we are pleased to confirm our participation in a new project with our frequent partners at Ecorys. Together we have been chosen to perform the following study for the European Commission DG on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA): “Study on cross-border health services: potential obstacles for healthcare providers”.

This study will examine the requirements placed on health professionals who offer their services within the EU, but outside their home Member States. We will map the requirements based on specific situations (involving GPs, physiotherapists, hospitals, and medical laboratories) to find out whether any of these constitute potential obstacles to the provision of healthcare services within the EU28. In this way we will be examining issues surrounding the core of EU law and policy – free movement.

Spark is responsible for collecting information on the requirements in the ten Member States concerned, and will liaise with an excellent team of experts in these areas. We look forward to starting the research, and our 5th year of legal networking!

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