European countries offer enticing packages to attract Spanish doctors

European countries are offering enticing packages of €100,000 salaries and free accommodation to attract Spanish doctors.

Salaries are reportedly higher elsewhere in Europe with an experienced family doctor in the UK netting almost €6,000 a month, according to, while nurses in Switzerland take home around €60,000 a year.

The average salary of an experienced family doctor in Spain is €50,684 (

Francisco José Campos is a family doctor in Toulouse. He told La Sexta: “Under no circumstances would I consider returning to Spain because the conditions would have to change a great deal; it is not a question of money, it is a question of stability.”

And the demand for Spanish doctors in Europe has seen health authorities offering to cover the cost of moving, salaries up to €100,000 a year and free accommodation.

Lara Taya, Head of Maternity Services in London, told the same publication that “we Spanish are highly valued as health professionals in this country, we are very much appreciated”.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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