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22nd Residential Weekend Course in Medical French

Warwick University. 4th – 6th April 2014

Biarritz 2013

2nd – 5th October 2013

Calling all interested Anglo-French Medical Society Members

Have you moved from another European country to work in the UK at any time in the last 10 years?

If so, researchers at King’s College London would like to hear about your experiences and opinions concerning medical migration. We are especially interested in movement between France and the UK (but not excluding wider EU movement) and would like to hear both from specialists and general practitioners.

Our study is part of a bigger, cross-European research project (called PROMeTHEUS) focused on the professional and personal reasons for individual health professionals (including doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, and physiotherapists) to move or not move within Europe. The study is led by the WHO European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies and the European Health Management Association in Brussels. Different Universities across Europe are undertaking different aspects of the research.

There is more information on the King’s College website at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/nursing/research/themes/workforce/projects/international/prometheus.html

Our study’s overall aim is to contribute to the improvement of workforce management, working environments and the situation of workers in the health services – both in countries such as the UK that receive large numbers of health staff from abroad and other European countries that need to understand what measures, if any, they can take to keep more health staff at home.

If you think you would be interested to take part, we would like you to complete a short survey (only 10 minutes to complete this) and return it by email to the AFMS Secretary, Tony Ridge at tonyridge72 (at) yahoo.co.uk

Even if you cannot complete all of the questions, we would still be very grateful for ANY INFORMATION at all that you can give us. All information will be kept strictly confidential. If you give us permission to email you for further discussion (optional), we will not keep your contact details beyond the study.