Access to healthcare is a basic human right and one of the fundamental principles of European health systems. Treatment should be timely and accessible to every patient who needs it, not only to those who can pay for it. Regrettably, this is not a reality for all.Patient access is a key priority for the European Patients’ Forum (EPF), and one of our strategic goals for 2014 - 2020. In our vision, health systems should enable equitable access to sustainable and high-quality healthcare for all patients.A Definition of Access from the Patients’ Perspective
On 6 October 2015 the European Commission´s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), organized a workshop on Access to and Uptake of Biosimilar Medicinal Products. The objective of the workshop were to gather all relevant interested parties in order to facilitate a multi-stakeholder exchange of information, experiences and reflection on…
Junior doctors are due to start a series of strikes starting on December 1st, with two days of full walk-out on December 8 and December 15th. The controversial plans for the first such action in the history of the NHS have sparked a wide range of views
Patient Association on the forthcoming junior doc strike in UK
In the complex machine of modern healthcare, until recently the patient has been a small cog. In this special in-depth feature, we ask stakeholders from across healthcare to share their insights on how engaging patients is transforming the industry - Magazine Article - Pharmatimes
Good article...but I believe pharma patient group relationships are also about managing expectations... on both sides
In his Guardian blog yesterday, Dick Vinegar, asks a genuinely good question: 'Who is fighting the patient's corner?' He writes about his recent attendance at a Westminster Health Forum conference about Healthwatch, and voices concern that all we are doing is creating just another bureaucracy in the name of patients. A thick, muddy, layer of…
"But I do fear that we are at times in danger of creating an industry that reflects the interests of its managers and owners, rather than the social movement – a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals – that I hear many people aspire too. " SImon's comment is something we all need to heed
The ESR spoke with Donna Walsh, executive director of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) about how her organisation supports patients with brain disorders and how well patients are informed about the role of radiology in...
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