Statement on Free Movement of Junior Doctors in EU/EEA


 EJD supports the principle of free movement and the attendant legislation, such as the mutual recognition of professional qualifications that facilitate junior doctors’ right to work across Europe. Without prejudice to this view, the EJD strongly believes that such professional migration should not result from significant discrepancies between the working conditions – salary, post-graduate training, work load and working hours – in different countries, nor be prohibited by unjust contractual obligations. The European institutions and member states must take the necessary steps to tackle such inequalities, and improve the standards of healthcare provision across Europe.