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Patient safety in Europe

Many healthcare regulators fulfil a similar range of functions. These include:

  • maintaining a list of registered professionals
  • setting educational and professional standards of practice
  • dealing with those whose practice falls short of requirements.

We contribute to patient safety by sharing information between European healthcare regulators.

Information exchange for patient safety

Most healthcare professionals in Europe are competent and committed practitioners. But, a small number do fall short of the standards required, which could put patients at risk of harm.

Some of these professionals may move to another country to avoid regulation in their own. We allow national and regional regulators to collaborate and make sure this can't happen.