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European Network for Safer Healthcare

Together for the safety of patients and
healthcare workers in Europe.

What is the ENSH?

The European Network for Safer Healthcare is an informal group of health stakeholders working together to ensure patient and healthcare workforce safety is in the EU policy limelight.

Multiple factors, threaten everyone`s safety in healthcare settings

  • antibiotic

    Antibiotic
    resistance

  • infections

    Infections

  • viral

    Viral
    contaigions

  • procedural

    Procedural or
    fulfilment errors

  • exposure

    Exposure to
    hazardous drugs

Ensuring the highest standards of safety for patients and the health workforce is the cornerstone of an effective health system and an indicator of the quality of care. It is vitally important that safety in the healthcare system is safeguarded when devising policy responses to pressing health needs.

The European Network for Safer Healthcare is an informal group of health stakeholders working together to ensure patient and healthcare workforce safety is in the limelight of the EU policy agenda. The network is firmly resolved to represent a constructive, vigilant and responsive 3rd party body to support European and national initiatives aimed at enshrining best practice in patient safety in the EU.

More needs to be done to
reduce the cost of unsafe healthcare

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The direct cost of unsafe care is about:

EUR 21 billion

That’s 1.5% of health expenditure for European Union countries.

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Investing in safer healthcare
will prevent:

260.000 fewer incidents
of permanent disability

and 95.000 fewer
deaths per year.

It is vitally important that safety in the healthcare system is safeguarded when devising policy responses to pressing health needs.

The European Network for Safer Healthcare is firmly resolved to represent a constructive, vigilant and responsive 3rd party body to support European and national initiatives aimed at enshrining best practice in patient safety in the EU.

The ENSH Members

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The ENSH Meetings

Publications

News

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