Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal | Revised European Union (EU) directive that heralds the introduction of the European Professional Card (EPC) and aims to make it easier for some healthcare professionals — including pharmacists — to work across EU states came into force on 18 January 2015.

Source: Diario Enfermero.  | Más de 120 enfermeras evaluarán el estado de los centros sanitarios españoles en materia de bioseguridad a partir de hoy para elaborar un informe que denunciará públicamente las deficiencias detectadas y propondrá las medidas necesarias para mejorar la situación. Esta iniciativa forma parte del nuevo Observatorio de Bioseguridad que ha puesto en marcha la Mesa de la Profesión Enfermera –integrada por el Consejo General de Enfermería (CGE) y el Sindicato SATSE- y que busca analizar la situación existente en este momento.

Source: European Federation of Nurses Associations.
Prevention of healthcare professionals exposure to dangerous chemicals, such as cytotoxic was discussed today in a high-level workshop hosted by the MEPs Siôn Simon and Anna Záborská at the European Parliament. This is a crucial topic for healthcare professionals dealing with the area of oncology and it affects nurses in particular as they are the most exposed being the frontline profession, next to the patients 24/7.

Source : European Commission. | EU countries asked for clarification of the status of regulated professions in the EU. At their request, the European Commission agreed to conduct a transparency exercise and a mutual evaluation exercise. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of regulated professions in the EU.

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