REGISTER for the 2022 Thought Leader EHTEL Symposium: “European Health Data Space: Putting plans into practice”

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  The European Health Data Space has been a political ambition of the European Commission for some 2-3 years. In May 2022, it was published as a European Commission proposal for a Regulation. The 2022 […]

EVENT SUMMARY: What essential skills would the European health sector professionals need?

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The EU Health Policy Platform Stakeholder Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’ Report was launched on 22 September 2022 in the European Parliament. The report tackles the question of what […]

Strengthening the resilience and skills of the future health workforce

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The European Health Management Association (EHMA) and Health First Europe (HFE) are honoured to announce the launch of the report of the EU Health Policy Platform Stakeholder Network on ‘Profiling and Training the Healthcare Workforce […]

Early diagnosis and screening save lives

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The European Union, which has done a better job than some other regions in managing COVID, should maintain the positive momentum and high levels of public awareness and acceptance of routine screening to promote its use across the board.

The European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance announces its new visual identity and website

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Press release Brussels, 28 June 2022 The European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance is happy to announce its new visual identity and its new website: amrpatientgroup.eu. Given the growth of the group in the past few […]

Join our members events!

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As the summer approaches, Brussels is becoming full of events in the health space. Many of them are being organised by Health First Europe members.

Sara Cerdas becomes HFE’s newest MEP supporter

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Health First Europe is delighted to welcome a new MEP Supporter: Sara Cerdas

NEWS: A call for action on screening and secondary prevention

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Health First Europe welcomes the ‘Healthier Together – EU Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Initiative’ to support Member States address the raising challenges posed by NCDs, which have been further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. For this […]


A community-based survey of the general public’s knowledge, behaviour and awareness related to antimicrobial resistance

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The European AMR Patient Group invites you to fill in the pan-European survey to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and health-associated infections (HAIs) among 5 European countries, namely Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

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.

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, […]

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.