7 February 2023
Organised by Health First Europe
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The European Network for Safer Healthcare is glad to invite you to a Parliament roundtable debate entitled ‘Strengthening health care systems through better patient safety in the fight against cancer: A call for stronger EU action’.

The event will take place in a hybrid format on Tuesday, 7th February from 10.00 to 11.30 CET, kindly hosted by MEP Radka Maxová (S&D, Czech Republic) in collaboration with MEP Nicolás González Casares (S&D, Spain).

The purpose of the event is to strengthen Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP) by raising awareness of the need to improve patient safety in healthcare systems. The EBCP shows a consolidated political will to turn the tide on cancer and take a step towards a strong European Health Union and a safer, better prepared, and more resilient EU. However, the EBCP lacks the key concept of patient safety and other particular areas relevant to patient safety issues – such as medication errors and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Our main objective is that patient safety in oncology remains a standard indicator of quality of care and a major element of the policy agenda in the EU healthcare sector.

Join us to learn more about how the EU can play a more active role in improving patient safety in oncology and protecting the healthcare workforce across the bloc.

Following the speakers’ presentations, there will be some time for an interactive discussion with the audience.

Please register as soon as possible to secure a spot in the EU Parliament or to join the conference remotely!

We look forward to seeing you there!


About the European Network for Safer Healthcare

The European Network for Safer Healthcare (ENSH) is an informal group of healthcare stakeholders working together to ensure that the safety of patients and healthcare workers is among the EU’s policy priorities. The ENSH is managed by Health First Europe (HFE), a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics, health experts and the medical technology industry.

It is vitally important that safety in the healthcare system is safeguarded when devising policy responses to pressing health needs.

The European Network for Safer Healthcare is firmly resolved to represent a constructive, vigilant and responsive 3rd party body to support European and national initiatives aimed at enshrining best practice in patient safety in the EU.