2021

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

Eurofound Study – Long-term care workforce: Employment and working conditions

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EUROFEDOP would like to highlight a study conducted by Eurofound. The study highlights that around 6.3 million people work in the long-term care sector in the EU – up by one third in just one decade – while 44 million people provide frequent informal long-term care to relatives or friends.. by Bert Van Caelenberg, EUROFEDOP

Join the MedTech Forum, digital event

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The MedTech Forum is the largest health and medical technology industry conference in Europe and a key event since 2007. Join industry leaders, leading innovators and investors to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector… byTanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

2021 Declaration of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

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We, the members of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR Patient Group), are truly committed to raising awareness about the real-world impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Consequently, we we have prepared a Declaration to help reduce the inappropriate use of existing antibiotics, promote antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control measures across Europe, and develop novel antibiotics where needed. 

Event: Integrating mobile health data in health service value chains

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The “Integrating mobile health data in health service value chains” virtual workshop is part of the Health Data Spaces and Ecosystems workstream and sets out to present two cases of mobile health data integration and discuss about the challenges faced by both approaches in terms of time to market, interoperability, scale-up and business model… by Marc Lange

Webinar and release of the ‘Blueprint for Action on Diabetes in the European Union by 2030’

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Diabetes is a complex and multi-faceted condition that affects all genders, all generations, all socio-economic groups, in rural and urban areas in Europe and around the globe. In Europe, one in eleven adults live with diabetes and no population group is immune to it…by Elisabeth Dupont, IDF Europe

The 6th edition of the MedTech Week Magazine is out! 

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The 6th edition of the MedTech Week Magazine is online. It is packed with virtual discussions, events and information sharing across Europe and puts a spotlight on how patients, health professionals, academics, policy makers… by Tanja Valentin, Medtech Europe 

EDITORIAL: We need to talk about surgical site infections in Europe

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It has been a turbulent year for millions of Europeans with COVID-19 making health a priority not just politically, but in everyday life as well. Meanwhile, other health issues are quietly impacting the lives of Europeans and it’s time to address them head-on…by István Ujhelyi MEP (S&D/Hungary)