2011

NEWS: Patient Safety and biological medicines: what matters?

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On 8 November, Health First Europe attended the lunch debate in the European Parliament entitled “Patient Safety and biological medicines: what matters?” The event was organised by the Parliament Magazine and Novo Nordisk, in association with EuropaBio.

MEP Vittorio Prodi becomes a Supporter of HFE

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HFE is very pleased to announce MEP Vittorio Prodi (S&D, Italy) as a new supporter. MEP Prodi is an Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament for North-East with the Group of the Alliance […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EDMA IVD Forum 2011

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On 19 October 2011, Health First Europe attended the annual European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Forum which brought together academics, health experts, policymakers and industry to discuss issues such as Health Technology […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference

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Health First Europe attended the 3rd Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference, held on 18 October in a two-session event. The first session, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, focused on the importance of […]

Health First Europe welcomes MEP Karin Kadenbach as a new Supporter

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Health First Europe is very happy to welcome MEP Karin Kadenbach (S&D, Austria) as a new MEP Supporter. MEP Kadenbach is a Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee in addition to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Continuity of Care – Press Release European Federation of Nurses (EFN)

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The Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare EU Directive (2011/24/EU) calls on Member States to enhance cooperation between healthcare providers and institutions at all levels to ensure safe, high-quality and efficient cross-border healthcare.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the Eucomed MedTech Forum 2011

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From 12-14 October, Health First Europe attended the Eucomed MedTech Forum 2011 which focused on “Driving Innovation in European Healthcare.” The event brought together leaders from the medical technology industry in addition to high level […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EP Interest Group on Carers

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Health First Europe attended the 2nd meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Carers in the Active and Healthy Ageing Partnership, held on 11 October at the Parliament.

HFE welcomes MEP Linda McAvan (S&D, UK) as a Supporter

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MEP Linda McAvan has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1998 and has served as Vice President of the European Parliament’s Socialist Group since June 2007. She is the Vice-Chair of the ACP-EU […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EFAPH lunch debate on haemochromotosis

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On 20 September, Health First Europe attended a debate in the European Parliament on the issue of haemochromotosis – a genetic disease causing an overload of iron in the blood. HFE member organisation, The European […]

NEWS: MEP Christofer Fjellner and Health First Europe launch Task Force on Patient Safety

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7 September 2011 – Health First Europe together with Task Force Patron MEP Christofer Fjellner (EPP, Sweden), today launched the Task Force on Patient Safety to demand more stringent recommendations for Member States with regards to the safety of patients.

NEWS: European Citizen Award 2011 – goes to Maltese citizen Chris Delicata from the International Diabetes Federation Europe

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This year the European Citizens prize is awarded to Chris Delicata, President and Regional Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) for his outstanding contribution to the fight against diabetes.  The award […]

EDITORIAL: The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) sets up Non Communicable Diseases and Patient Safety as global health strategies

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In the run up to the United Nations (UN) “High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases” also known as the UN Summit on NCDs the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) has been carrying out a number of activities to ensure that there is a strong patient voice in the development of strategies to fight NCDs.

Health First Europe welcomes the European Confederation of Care Home Organisations (E.C.H.O.) as a new member

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Health First Europe is pleased to welcome the European Confederation of Care Home Organisations (ECHO) to the organisation.  ECHO was founded in 1989 as a confederation of private care and nursing home national associations in […]

EDITORIAL: Honorary President of HFE, John Bowis, highlights effective solutions to prevent HAIs – They’re out there!

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Though we live in countries with well-funded and advanced healthcare settings, we all know that receiving medical treatment inevitably carries risk with it. However, less is known about the procedures in place to minimise the risk of adverse events. Should I be scared to enter a healthcare setting? How do I know if the hospital where I am treated has a procedure in place to minimise risk so that it is not complicated by an infection?

HFE welcomes MEP Edite Estrela (SD, Portugal) as a Supporter

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Edite Estrela is a S&D MEP for Portugal who serves on the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) as well as on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety […]