Are you providing cross-border healthcare in EU as GP, family doctor, hospital etc.? – Act by 6 May 2016!

The European Commission is interested in hearing about your practical experience and potential obstacles with the provision of cross-border healthcare in the EU. The European Commission has commissioned Ecorys, an international research and consultancy company based in the Netherlands, together with Spark Legal Network and Consultancy Ltd (UK) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), to conduct […]

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East German states step forth to make foreign doctors fit for practice

In response to the growing number of foreign doctors coming to work in their hospitals, medical bodies in the East German states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt have launched new initiatives at the beginning of 2015 to support the doctors’ integration and ensure sufficient language competence. In Saxony-Anhalt a new German language test has been introduced as […]

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News for health careers – December 2014

Our last newsletter for 2014 is now available here. We would like to thank our subscribers, partners and friends for your support and wish you all a smooth transition into the New Year! Kind regards, Your bleedle team Read the bleedle newsletter for December 2014…

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Finland reaches out for Greek doctors to fill gaps

In the very north of Europe, Finnish healthcare services have launched a call for help from qualified professionals at the other end of the continent: Greece. Finland’s public hospitals and health centres find it more and more challenging to recruit sufficient numbers of doctors and nurses. Just like in many other EU countries, the ageing […]

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New country profile: Estonia for Medics

Home to 1.3 million people, Estonia is a small but aspiring Baltic country in the northeast of the European Union. It has close cultural and economic ties with its neighbours: The other two Baltic countries Latvia and Lithuania to the south; Russia to the east; Finland and Sweden to the north and west, on the […]

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Germany: New all-time high of foreign doctors

German hospitals employ more foreign doctors than ever before. 31 236 medics were working in Germany in 2013, according to the latest statistics of the German Medical Association. This represents a steep increase of more than 10% comparing to the previous year. The majority of the foreign medics working in Germany are coming from Eastern […]

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New country profile: Greece for Medics

Greece in the sunny south of Europe is considered as a cradle of the modern western civilisation in fields such as politics, culture and – last but not least – medicine. Hippocrates of Cos, arguably the most famous physician in European history, is regarded as the “father of medicine” as a rational science. Countless medical […]

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Dubai creates residency program based on Berlin model

For junior doctors wishing to specialise in orthopaedics and trauma surgery the Dubai Health Authority has set up a new residency program in co-operation with the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma. The program would allow doctors to obtain a specialist qualification according to German standards through training in Dubai’s […]

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Observership program for international medics in Graz, Austria

The Medical University of Graz in the southeast of Austria offers an interesting opportunity for doctors and medical students from all over the world, who are eager to boost their medical and international career: Its “observership” is a medical training or clinical elective, which allows foreign medics to gain useful insights into the Austrian healthcare […]

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New country profile: Republic of Turkey for Medics

Home to 76 million citizens, the Republic of Turkey is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Negotiations to join the EU are still ongoing. Turkey’s economy has been growing in the previous years along with falling unemployment rates, unlike in most other European countries. Tourism is flourishing and “medical tourism” as a newer phenomenon […]

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