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 […]

NEWS: Polish Presidency priorities for health – focus on children’s healthcare

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On 1 July 2011, Poland will assume the European Council Presidency of the EU with the aim of fostering faster economic growth in the EU and strengthening the European political community. To achieve these objectives, the Polish Presidency will focus on three fundamental priorities: European integration as the source of growth, Secure Europe and Europe benefiting from openness.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EP Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Meeting

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Health First Europe attended the 6th meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) which was held on 22 June 2011 at the Parliament. This EP Interest Group, in line with […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends a Seminar at the European Parliament on: “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery”

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On 21 June, a seminar brought together companies, non-governmental organizations and policy makers to discuss ways in which to create wealth and value among people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in emerging […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends European Connected Health Week 2011

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The conference brought together patients, professionals and European Commission officials, but mainly offered an avenue for industry to develop partnerships to drive mHealth and further the uptake of current technologies for the benefit of patients.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EPC/CHES Policy Dialogue: “Only what can be measured, can be achieved: the case of active, healthy ageing”

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On 14 June, the European Policy Centre (EPC) together with the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES) organised a conference bringing together various health stakeholders to discuss how to increase healthy living by 2020 as prescribed by the Pilot Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends CHES Policy Dialogue on Health Council Briefing and the next steps towards active healthy ageing

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Health First Europe attended the European Policy Centre’s CHES Policy Dialogue on 7 June 2011 which brought together representatives from the Hungarian and Polish Presidencies to discuss health, employment and social policy issues related to active and health ageing. 

MEP Anna Rosbach becomes a Supporter of HFE

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HFE is pleased to announce MEP Anna Rosbach (ECR, Denmark) as a new Supporter. MEP Rosbach is a Member of the European Parliament and is an independent Member of the European Conservatives and Reformists party. […]

PRESS RELEASE: John Bowis and Health First Europe unveil 5 key e-Health principles for policymakers

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Health First Europe (HFE) Honorary President John Bowis announced HFE’s key tenets for e-Health petitioning policymakers to adopt the policy recommendations in order to foster increased access to medical technologies for patients.