Eurofound Study – Long-term care workforce: Employment and working conditions

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EUROFEDOP would like to highlight a study conducted by Eurofound. The study highlights that around 6.3 million people work in the long-term care sector in the EU – up by one third in just one decade – while 44 million people provide frequent informal long-term care to relatives or friends.. by Bert Van Caelenberg, EUROFEDOP

Join the MedTech Forum, digital event

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The MedTech Forum is the largest health and medical technology industry conference in Europe and a key event since 2007. Join industry leaders, leading innovators and investors to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector… byTanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

2021 Declaration of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance


We, the members of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR Patient Group), are truly committed to raising awareness about the real-world impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Consequently, we we have prepared a Declaration to help reduce the inappropriate use of existing antibiotics, promote antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control measures across Europe, and develop novel antibiotics where needed. 

Event: Integrating mobile health data in health service value chains

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The “Integrating mobile health data in health service value chains” virtual workshop is part of the Health Data Spaces and Ecosystems workstream and sets out to present two cases of mobile health data integration and discuss about the challenges faced by both approaches in terms of time to market, interoperability, scale-up and business model… by Marc Lange

Webinar and release of the ‘Blueprint for Action on Diabetes in the European Union by 2030’

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Diabetes is a complex and multi-faceted condition that affects all genders, all generations, all socio-economic groups, in rural and urban areas in Europe and around the globe. In Europe, one in eleven adults live with diabetes and no population group is immune to it…by Elisabeth Dupont, IDF Europe

The 6th edition of the MedTech Week Magazine is out! 

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The 6th edition of the MedTech Week Magazine is online. It is packed with virtual discussions, events and information sharing across Europe and puts a spotlight on how patients, health professionals, academics, policy makers… by Tanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

EDITORIAL: We need to talk about surgical site infections in Europe

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It has been a turbulent year for millions of Europeans with COVID-19 making health a priority not just politically, but in everyday life as well. Meanwhile, other health issues are quietly impacting the lives of Europeans and it’s time to address them head-on…by István Ujhelyi MEP (S&D/Hungary)

EUROFEDOP SEMINAR Report: Tackling multiple challenges for healthcare workers

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Having been confronted with a year in which the Coronavirus pandemic asked a lot of mental strength and resilience from healthcare workers, the representatives of European trade unions, affiliated to Eurofedop, discussed the problems related with the Covid-19 crisis as well as the general situation of the healthcare sector in European countries…by Bert Van Caelenberg, the European Federation of Employees in Public Services (EUROFEDOP)


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IPOPI is delighted to invite you to participate in the next International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress – IPIC 5th Edition –  to be held in Vilamoura (Algarve), Portugal, April 27-29, 2022… by Johan Prevot, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies

PIDs and Autoinflammation mini documentary

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IPOPI is excited to announce the launch of a mini documentary dedicated to the crossover of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) and autoinflammatory and rheumatological Johan Prevot, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies

A Vision for Digitally Enabled Diabetes Care in Europe

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Can we rethink how care for people with diabetes is provided? Are digital means truly an opportunity to improve diabetes care? The answers to these questions come from.. by Tanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

SEPEN Health Workforce Planning and Policy Repository

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Eurofedop has actively participated in the action of SEPEN (“Support for the health workforce planning and forecasting expert network”)…by Bert Van Caelenberg, the European Federation of Employees in Public Services (EUROFEDOP)

Introducing Occupational Therapy Europe

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Within Europe (as geographically identified by the Council of Europe), we have three bodies representing and working with Occupational Therapists across the patch…by Anu Söderström, President of Occupational Therapy- Europe 

EVENT SUMMARY: Integration of health and social care to tackle disease outbreaks

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The virtual meeting of the European Parliament’s Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care entitled ‘Integration of health and social care to tackle disease outbreaks’ took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 via videoconference.

The DISH European Reference Group: A chat with Health First Europe

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This week, our Interim Executive Director, Brandon Mitchener, was interviewed by the DISH European Reference Group on our strategy to improve the digital skills of the health workforce. 

Portuguese Presidency ready to deliver… Health has never been so present in European politics.

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This semester Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences represent an unprecedented challenge for the EU and its Member States…by Oscar Gaspar, President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP)