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REPORT: Pathways for fostering Patient Safety across Europe

Health First Europe, of which ENSH is a member, launched a new report on patient safety  entitled ‘Pathways for fostering Patient Safety across Europe’ summarising the main takeaways from a virtual roundtable discussion on patient safety best practices which took place digitally on 8 September 2020. The event brought together healthcare authorities, academics, patients, healthcare…

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Launch of the AMR Patient Group

In November 2020, Europe’s first AMR Patient Group was officially launched coinciding with European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2020 and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November). The AMR Patient Group is an initiative by Health First Europe and is comprised of national patient associations from across Europe. The group aims to address the gap in awareness at…

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Launch of Insight Report ‘Identifying the gaps between evidence and practice in the prevention of surgical site infections’ and virtual roundtable

Health First Europe launched in November a new Insight Report entitled ”Identifying the gaps between evidence and practice in the prevention of surgical site infections’ showing striking gaps between evidence-based measures suggested by official guidelines and medical practices in European hospitals which represent a serious concern for the safety of European patients. The launch of this report was…

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DATA FOR SAFER CARE (GASTEIN FORUM): The event summary is now online

EU health stakeholders at the Gastein Forum call for a strong political commitment for safer care to tackle HAIs and AMR “The next challenge is to implement standardised electronic surveillance of AMR and HAIs in more than 8,000 European acute care hospitals, the ECDC is ready to help make this happen.” Andrea Ammon, Director of the…

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DATA FOR SAFER CARE (GASTEIN FORUM): Read the Agenda of our next meeting

Data collection on adverse events and surveillance are needed to foster patient safety & tackle 8.8 million cases of HAIs in the EU, along with the threat posed by AMR. 10 years after the adoption of the 2009 European Council Recommendations on patient safety, this session will focus on the current situation of patient safety…

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#STOPSEPSISEU: Read our Joint Letter addressed to MEPs

The third roundtable debate of the European Network for Safer Healthcare jointly with Health First Europe, received very positive feedback which lead to the publication of a letter co-signed by relevant Health European Associations addressed to all the 751 Members of the European Parliament in order to raise awareness on sepsis prevention and control in…

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SEPSIS: Read the event summary of the meeting on Sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and clinical management

How can EU policymaker and health stakeholders work together to improve Sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and clinical management? How to ensure timely and accurate Sepsis diagnosis to save lives and healthcare resources? These were the questions at the heart of the discussion of the 1st Roundtable debate of the European Network for Safer Healthcare organised with…

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SEPSIS: The photos of the roundtable event are now online

Do not miss the pictures taken during our event on Sepsis, with high-level speakers representing EU policymakers and European health care stakeholders. Click here to see the photos of the event on Sepsis: Improving Prevention, Diagnosis and Clinical Management, taking place on 27 June 2019. Health First Europe is the Coordinator of the European Network…

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SEPSIS: A message from MEP José Inácio Faria

SEPSIS: MEP Faria video

MEP José Inácio Faria (EPP, Portugal) delivered the opening speech at the Roundtable meeting on “Sepsis: Improving prevention diagnosis and clinical management” on 27 June 2018. Watch the video and hear his view on policy actions to stop Sepsis in the EU and ensure safe care. Click here to watch the video. Health First Europe…

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