The Edinburgh Agreement is our founding document. It was endorsed in October 2005 at the ‘Crossing Borders’ Consensus Conference. The Agreement laid out a two-year, voluntary plan for healthcare regulators in Europe. Work concluded in October 2007.
The purposes of the agreement were to:
- facilitate free movement of healthcare professionals in Europe
- protect patients from a small number of professionals who may use free movement to avoid regulatory control in their own country.
The Agreement focused on registration and disciplinary information exchange between regulators.
The key outputs arising from the implementation of the Agreement were:
- the development of a European template for a Certificate of Current Professional Status
- the development of a Memorandum of Understanding on Case by Case and Proactive Information Exchange
- the establishment of ‘Crossing Borders’ as a European-level platform for sharing of good practice.
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