This report discusses how the EU has come to be so important in health policy and the adaptation it has caused in the machinery of government and in the activities of major stakeholders such as the Royal Colleges, unions and management organizations. Firstly, it discusses the issues in European health politics, how they arise and what they are. Secondly, it focuses on the machinery of government, and how the structure is developing for EU policy issues. Thirdly, it focuses on other stakeholders, the professions, the unions and the NHS services themselves. They all face challenges and are reacting differently.
Greer S (2006) Responding to Europe: Government, NHS and stakeholder responses to the EU health challenge. Research report. Nuffield Trust.