Breaking news: Emergency Medicine Takes a New Turn in the Netherlands

On the 26 October 2023, we received the incredible news that the Dutch Society for Emergency Medicine (NVSHA) had received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that Emergency Medicine has been officially recognised as a primary specialty in the Netherlands.

This achievement has come about as a result of the hard work of NVSHA and its leadership over a sustained period of some 25 years.

EUSEM warmly congratulates the NVSHA on this remarkable achievement, which will undoubtedly bring tremendous benefits to the entire healthcare system and emergency medicine doctors in the Netherlands. 

As a society whose aim is to achieve the recognition of Emergency Medicine as a specialty across Europe we feel honoured to have the NVSHA as a member and thank NVSHA for their work. We look forward to continued collaborative work to make Emergency Medicine in Europe the best it can be.

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