PRESS RELEASE: Health First Europe launches a trailblazing Insight Report on Better Screening and Secondary Prevention in Europe

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For World Patient Safety Day, Health First Europe (HFE) today published a comprehensive Insight Report entitled The Compelling Case for Better Screening and Patient Safety in Europe: The Example of Five Common Diseases on five disease areas that affect millions of European citizens each year and how the European Union could and should do a better job for its citizens. The report focuses on breast cancer, type 2 Diabetes, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), heart failure and severe combined immune deficiencies (SCID).

EDITORIAL: European AMR Patient Group Scales up Education and Outreach on Antimicrobial Resistance

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Patient safety is an essential metric when it comes to building resilient public healthcare systems both at the European and global level. It is also indispensable in the provision of health care in all settings including hospitals and long-term care facilities.

2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress Free Workshops

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A series of OT-Europe Workshops have been held in the run-up to the 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress being held online between the 15-18 September 2021. The workshops are free of charge to delegates who have registered to the Congress. The themes of the workshops are very relevant to the overarching theme of the Congress.

Survey on RSV-associated burden and disruption to healthcare system

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EHMA is currently working on the production of a white paper providing evidence-based policy insights into the management and prevention of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Europe.

ESA Annual Meeting, September 9 – Register Now!

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We are excited to invite you at the 4th ESA annual meeting! Join us on September 9, 2021 for this free event that will be held completely online. It will provide an opportunity to hear from policymakers, experts, and patients about how sepsis can fit into the European health agenda and what are the solutions to the lack of awareness and knowledge about sepsis.

EHMA to host its Annual Conference from 15 to 17 September

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The European Health Management Association (EHMA) is delighted to host its Annual Conference under the theme ‘Health Management: managing the present and shaping the future’ on 15-17  September 2021.

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a new group of MEP Ambassadors of the AMR Patient Group

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HFE together with the members of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR Patient Group) are delighted to announce the creation of a new group of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who have agreed to become the new MEP Ambassadors of the AMR Patient Group.

Health First Europe publishes its annual report for 2020-2021

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The HFE annual report is a comprehensive review on HFE activities throughout the preceding year. It intends to give an overview of our campaigns, networks, events and publications.

EVENT SUMMARY: Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: Recommendations from existing evidence

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The event and launch of the ENSH report on “INCREASING ADHERENCE TO CAUTI GUIDELINES: RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXISTING EVIDENCE’’ was held on Wednesday, 30 June 2021 via videoconference.

PUBLICATION: Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: Recommendations from existing evidence

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Co-written by Health First Europe, the European Network for Safer Healthcare, and the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN), this comprehensive report “Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: recommendations from existing evidence” aims  to raise awareness on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and discuss evidence-based recommendations on how to prevent them.

Event Summary: Strengthening the resilience and resource efficiency of EU health systems: A call for an integrated approach

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Event Summary European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health & Social Care  “Strengthening the resilience and resource efficiency of EU health systems: A call for an integrated approach”   The synergies between Horizon Europe, […]

Connecting the Dots: a new film series on medical technologies

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Connecting the Dots is an inspiring online video series, that explores the ways medical technologies – medical devices and diagnostics – are meeting healthcare challenges, from diagnosis to cure…by Tanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

Living in COVID Times: Experiences from People living with Diabetes

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To better understand the experience of living with diabetes during the pandemic and the overall impact this had on their mental health, self-management and care, identify gaps in healthcare provision across Europe as well as good practices developed during the crisis, IDF Europe conducted a survey on the impact COVID-19 had on people with diabetes, based on their perceptions and experiences…by Elizabeth Dupont, International Diabetes Federation Europe 

Break the silence!

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This month on 19 May EFCCA will celebrate World IBD Day. IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis affects over 10 million people worldwide and over 3.4 million in Europe alone. It´s an invisible disease that has a huge impact on a person´s quality of life… by Isabella Haaf, The European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations

EUHPP Stakeholder Network – Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

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Health First Europe (HFE) and the European Health Management Association (EHMA) are pleased to announce the transition of their thematic network on Profiling and training the health care workers of the future into an official EU Stakeholder Network in order to build a community of expertise and practice around the evolving skills required of the EU’s health workforce.

New course on AMR on IAPO’s PAIR Academy

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IAPO is pleased to announce and invite you to enrol on to our first course on the Patient Academy for Innovation and Research (PAIR Academy). The PAIR Academy is an initiative set-up to develop and maintain capacity amongst patients globally with education available whenever and at no cost, on fundamental skills to enable them to engage with their health-systems in a more meaningful and strategic manner…By Johan Prevot, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies