Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
On 1st January 2021 Portugal took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
With the motto ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’, Portugal takes over this Presidency with three major priorities for the EU:
- To promote a recovery leveraged by the climate and digital transitions;
- To implement the European Pillar of Social Rights of the European Union as a distinctive element for ensuring a fair and inclusive climate and digital transition;
- To strengthen Europe’s autonomy whilst remaining open to the world, taking a leading role in climate action and promoting a digital transformation in the service of people.
European Alliance for Value in Health
Today, 16th November, we are launching the European Alliance for Value in Health: https://www.europeanallianceforvalueinhealth.eu
UEHP is member of this alliance together with other 10 associations representing patients, scientific and professional societies, healthcare managers, hospitals, regional health authorities and life-science industries.
30 September: online event “Patient safety and the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive in the hospital environment – one year on”
Led by MEP Manuel Pizarro (S&D) this live webinar will be especially useful for hospital pharmacists and their teams across the EU.
The EU Health Coalition calls for an ambitious EU4HEALTH programme for Europe to take the lead in healthcare
COVID-19 has exacerbated many of the existing, underlying problems of healthcare systems. At the same time, it has highlighted the devastating impact that serious public health threats can have on both the health and wellbeing of our citizens as well as on our economies. The current crisis has clearly demonstrated how healthy populations and economic growth are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
EU Health Coalition – Health is and should be at the core of the Recovery Plan for Europe
The EU Health Coalition calls for Health Ministers to keep a pivotal role in the EU Recovery Instrument negotiations | Health is and should be at the core of the Recovery Plan for Europe.
Open letter to the Members of the European Parliament on the importance to sustain EU progress in fighting against antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Today, 12 September, 17 organisations active in human and animal health have sent an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament, urging them to bring antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the forefront of EU interinstitutional discussions and to support the establishment of a dedicated AMR parliamentary group.
Croatia accepts ePrescriptions prescribed in Finland
From 17 June, Croatia accepts ePrescriptions from Finland: Finnish citizens can now travel to Croatia and retrieve their medicines in the pharmacies thanks to “My health @European Union”, the electronic cross-border health services in Europe.
The European Commission publishes the paper “Proposed Guiding Principles for Reimbursement of Digital Health Products and Solutions”
On 30 April, the European Commission published the paper “Proposed Guiding Principles for Reimbursement of Digital Health Products and Solutions” as one of four working papers developed collaboratively by members of the eHealth Stakeholder Group (eHSG), the EC’s expert group on European digital health policy.
UEHP is member of the eHealth Stakeholder Group (eHSG) and actively contributed to the drafting of this document together with other European stakeholders such as MedTech Europe (leader), COCIR, the European Society of Cardiology, the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU).
The European Parliament adopts the Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers
On 4 April, the European Parliament plenary adopted a new proposed Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, which will repeal of the existing Framework Agreement on Parental Leave, made binding by Council Directive 2010/18/EU (the Parental Leave Directive).
Adoption of the Recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record exchange format – European Commission
The European Commission yesterday adopted its Recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record Exchange format. You can access the full document here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/recommendation-european-electronic-health-record-exchange-format
The priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
With the motto “A Europe that protects”, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018.
Vaccines: MEPs approve a non-binding resolution on vaccine hesitancy and the drop in vaccination rates in EU
Yesterday, 19 April, the European Parliament adopted an important non-binding resolution on vaccine hesitancy and the drop of vaccination rates in Europe, during the plenary session in Strasbourg.
Warning public confidence in vaccination is a major challenge that is already affecting health, Parliament said on Thursday.
UEHP joins the “EU: DO MORE FOR HEALTH!” initiative
UEHP FACTBOOK: official presentation at the EU Parliament on November, 7
Private Hospitals in Europe: Supporting Sustainable Health Systems
European Commission’s Public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
HORIZON 2020: Interim evaluation results
Promoting vaccination: Commission launches EU Health Award for NGOs
The European Commission has launched the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017, which aims to reward NGOs that have contributed to a higher level of public health in the EU through vaccination.
UEHP Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, interviewed by Global Salud
Our Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, has being interviewed by the Spanish magazine “Global Salud”.
Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management
New European Commission – Focus on the new Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides
On 10th September the new Von der Leyen European Commission was appointed and presented in Brussels.
Ursula von der Leyen new President of the European Commission – Focus on healthcare
On July, 16 the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg elected Mrs Ursula von der Leyen as new President of the European Commission. She will start her work from 1 November 2019 for a period of five years.
EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to € 120 billion
On Wednesday 19 June, the EU Health Coalition published a joint statement calling for an increase of the overall Horizon Europe’s budget.
The European Commission publishes the “Study on cross-border healthcare: Empowering NCPs to help patients exercise their rights”
On 20 July, the European Commission published an evaluative study on the implementation of the EU Directive 2011/24 on patients’ rights in cross-borders healthcare. The report, due by October 2018, was published well ahead the deadline, with the title “Study on cross-border healthcare: Empowering NCPs to help patients exercise their rights”.
Brexit: the great escape of European physicians from the United Kingdom
Brexit or the great escape of European physicians. The upcoming Brexit (the date in which Great Britain will leave the European Union), and the total uncertainty on what will be the rules to be followed afterwards, are bringing to a real exodus of qualified personnel from the National Healthcare System (NHS).
Healthcare in the EU: Expert Panel on Health publishes three opinions to help guide policy makers
Last Friday, 9 February, the independent Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health has adopted three Opinions related to access to healthcare, innovative payment models for high-cost innovative medicines and performance of primary care.
GDPR: European Commission publishes guidelines on upcoming new data protection rules
On 24th January the European Commission published some guidelines on the new data protection rules across the EU (GDPR).
Strategic investments for the future of healthcare
Financing possibilities for the healthcare sector at EU level exists. If it is acknowledged that the EU-level financing will never cover all needs, it is a welcome complement. UEHP has been invited from the European commission as relevant stakeholder to the seminar “Strategic investments for the future of healthcare”, held in Brussels on 27th February.
Dr Paul Garassus re-elected President of the European Union of Private Hospitals
On 10th March 2017, at the occasion of UEHP General Assembly in Lisbon, Dr Paul Garassus was re-elected for a second biennial mandate as President of UEHP.
UEHP celebrates the International Women’s Day with a special edition of its newsletter “UEHP Ladies First”
UEHP supporting partner of Health Workforce Planning Summit, Berlin – 18-19 May 2017
UEHP speaks at the European Parliament on private hospitals and cross-border healthcare
Patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare: where do we stand?
UEHP speaks at the 3rd COCIR eHealth Summit
The health priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Telemedicine in Europe
Sweden and Austria in the lead
What are the quality-driven approaches in Europe?
Presentation by Angela Blanco, Policy Analysis (DG SANTE) at UEHP Council Meeting in Monaco.
A full partner of change: UEHP meets EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, V. Andiukatis
On Monday, 28th November UEHP had the honour to be received by the EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. In a very confident way we presented actions of UEHP, and discussed on major EU trends in Healthcare sector presented by the Commissioner.