Physiotherapists must be correctly registered to work in European cities
Registration to work in Europe is governed by:
- Directive 2005/36/EEC on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications.
- As of January 2016, please also see the amendments to Directive2005/36/EC.
However, new rules now apply for working abroad in the EEA on a temporary, or occasional basis (for example during the ski season): see the CSP information paper for full details: Working as a physiotherapist in the European Economic Area (EEA) - what a CSP member needs to know.
From 18 January 2016, physiotherapists wishing to register in another European country have the option of applying for a European Professional Card (EPC) which is part of the reviewed Professional Qualifications Directive. For more information on the EPC please refer to the following information:
For specific country information, contact the CSP enquiry handling unit on 020 7306 6666 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Health in Europe Information Data Interface is a comprehensive search tool for European heathcare information.
British Overseas Territories
Because they have the largest populations, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar provide most opportunity for working in a different setting.
Country profiles can be found at the Foreign and Commonwealth office.