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Our July Newsletter is online!

Our June Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – 22nd July 2021

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SAVE THE DATE: UEHP/SHAM workshop “What have we learnt from the health crisis to reinforce our resilience?”

UEHP is pleased to invite you to our upcoming workshop “What have we learnt from the health crisis to reinforce our resilience?”, taking place in Brussels on 26th October.

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Our June Newsletter is online!

Our June Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – 24th June 2021

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Our May Newsletter is online!

Our May Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – 27th May 2021

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Our April Newsletter is online!

Our April Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – 28th April 2021

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World Health Day 2021

April 7 was World Health Day and this year the World Health Organization launched the motto “Building a fairer, healthier world” and, even in a time when COVID19 prevails, private hospitals are fully aligned to create more and better health conditions. To reach this goal, the private hospital sector invests and, step by step, establishes itself as one of the pillars of the health system.

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Our March Newsletter is online!

Our March Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – 30th March 2021

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International Women’s Day 2021

UEHP for gender equality

At the European Union of Private Hospitals we are fully engaged and committed to the cause of gender equality with a number of initiatives dedicated to women empowerment in our societies and in particular in the medical profession.

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Our February Newsletter is online!

Our February Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202102/index.html?ts=20210224123851

 

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We excel in times of crisis

It seems that Jean Monnet’s prophecy continues to be true: “Europe will be forged in crises and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises“. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic threw Europe – all of Europe and, indeed, the whole world – into the worst health crisis of the last 100 years, with many social and economic consequences.

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European solidarity facing Cancer, the iron curtain remains closed

Dr Paul GARASSUS, UEHP President

Introduction

Europe shares the same vision when it comes to Health: create conditions for equal terms of good health among the whole European population. But can we really talk of a united Europe when it comes to cancer? We need solidarity to fight Cancer in Europe but is it possible to integrate solidarity in the fight against cancer? Many efforts have been made and clear objectives have been put forward to develop cooperative projects to limit cancer incidence and to improve European citizen wellbeing.

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The third wave in Portugal

The current pandemic situation in Portugal is extremely serious, with the count of new cases increasing exponentially since mid-December. The successive days with more than 10,000 daily new infections (more than 1,000 per million inhabitants) and the increasing number of hospitalized and ICU patients are, in addition to the number of deaths, the facts that lead to the conclusion that this third Covid wave is affecting Portugal dramatically.

 

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Our January Newsletter is online!

Our January Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – Thursday, 28th January 2021

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UEHP – SHAM webinar “Are your patients safe? – Cyber Risk in Hospitals: a major issue for patient safety and continuity of care” – 26 January from 14h to 15.15h 

On 26 January UEHP will held the webinar “Are your patients safe?”, in close partnership with our associated member SHAM. 
Join us for an hour of discussion on cyber risk in European hospitals, a major concern for patient safety and continuity of care.

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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.

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Our November Newsletter is online!

Our November Newsletter is online!

Read it at: Newsletter UEHP – Tuesday, 24th November 2020

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European Alliance for Value in Health

Today, 16th November, we are launching the European Alliance for Value in Healthhttps://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.

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Our October Newsletter is online!

Our October Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202010/index.html?ts=20201030112425

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Krimi in Krankenhaus (Crime in the hospital)

What we all feared has now happened. Engaged in hospital cybersecurity, we (UEHP) have for years believed that a computer attack could endanger the lives of patients.

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Our September Newsletter is online!

Our September Newsletter is online! It’s World Patient Safety Day!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202009/index.html?ts=20200917073554

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28 September: UEHP webinar on EU funding programmes

We have the pleasure to invite you to the first UEHP webinar on EU funding programmes, organised in close partnership with WelcomeEurope, an independent organisation providing consultancy services and trainings on European Affairs and EU funding.

The webinar will be held on Monday, 28th September, 14.00h – 15.30h.

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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.

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Our July Newsletter is online!

Our July Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202007/index.html?ts=20200720152558

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Our June Newsletter is online!

Our June Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202006/index.html?ts=20200630114056

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Just published! Final report of the UEHP – SHAM workshop on Hospital Risk Management: creating a community of experts in Europe and improving patient safety

We are happy to announce that the final report of the UEHP – SHAM workshop on Hospital Risk Managemet is available! Download it here: Final report – Workshop on Risk Management 2020!
Last 22 January, the European Union of Private Hospitals organised a workshop on Hospital Risk Management, in close partnership with Relyens-SHAM, Hospital Mutual Insurance Company, European leader in hospital risk.

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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.

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INVITATION – COCIR/UEHP webinar on CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTHCARE, 30 June 2020 – 14h-15.30h

UEHP organizes a webinar in close partnership with COCIRthe European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries, on CYBERSECURITY IN HEALTHCARE next 30 June 2020, from 14:00h – 15:30h.

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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.

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Our May Newsletter is online!

Our May Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202005/index.html?ts=20200528145501

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UEHP is partner of the Digital Health Online Summit

UEHP has signed a partnering agreement for the Digital Health Online Summit, scheduled on May 25th – 30th.

 

This virtual event will bring 40 expert speakers from great companies and Associations from around the world including Europe, North America and Australia.

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Our April Newsletter is online!

Our April Newsletter is online!

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202004/index.html?ts=20200427125039

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UEHP writes to the EU Institutions Presidents on the role of the private sector in the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of health

Today, 20 April 2020, on the initiative of our President and the UEHP Board, we sent a letter on the role of the private sector in the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of health to the President fo the European Commission, Mrs Ursula Von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament, Mr David Sassoli, and to the EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Mrs Stella Kyriakides.

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Our March Newsletter is online!

Our March Newsletter is online! Special focus: how the private hospitals in Europe are contributing to the fight against COVID-19. 

Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202003/index.html

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European Hospitals on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

As many other European organizations, UEHP has been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus in Europe.

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International Women’s Day 2020: Women top managers working in private hospitals in Europe

For the International Women’s Day 2020, and following the success of the 2019 edition, UEHP launches its second photo campaign, proudly presenting the women top managers working in private hospitals all around Europe. 

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Our February Newsletter is online!

Our February Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202002/index.html?ts=20200225104636

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UEHP retains its seat in the eHEALTH STAKEHOLDER GROUP of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION for its third consecutive mandate

The European Commission has just published the names of the new member organisations of the renewed eHealth Stakeholder Group with a mandate until 2022.

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UEHP – SHAM Workshop on Risk Management, Brussels – 22nd January 2020

Creating a community of experts in Europe and improving patient safety

On 22 January, the European Union of Private Hospitals organised a workshop on Hospital Risk Management, in close partnership with Relyens-SHAM, Hospital Mutual Insurance Company, European leader in hospital risk.

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Our January Newsletter is online!

Our January Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/202001/index.html?ts=20200127160520

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Our cartography is online!

Our cartography is online! View our interactive map of the private hospitals in Europe here: https://uehp.gitlab.io/map/

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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Our March Newsletter is online!

This month UEHP goes pink: special focus on gender equality with concrete experiences of women entreprenuers in healthcare! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201903/index.html#news01

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Dr. Paul Garassus Re-elected President of UEHP

Dr Paul Garassus, is re-elected President of UEHP! Read his interview for “Interview and Report” published on 11 February 2019.

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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  

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UEHP on National TV!

Last 26 January, the Spanish TV channel Mediaset España, broadcasted a joint reportage with the Italian TV channel Mediaset Italia on Medical travel and the EU Directive 2011/24 on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare. Our Secretary General, Ms Giannico, had the honour to be interviewed and take part to this interesting reportage. 

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UEHP shortlisted in the European Association Awards 2019

We are happy to inform all our members and partners that the European Union of Private Hospitals has been shortlisted in the European Association Awards 2019!

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Debating the future generation of Hospital Risk Management at the hearth of the EU

UEHP – SHAM Master Class on “New Generation of Risk Management”

Brussels – 20.11.2018

On 20 November, the European Union of Private Hospitals organised a Master Class on New Generation of Hospital Risk Management. The event was organised in close partnership with SHAM – Hospital Mutual Insurance Company – European leader in hospital risk.

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UEHP – SHAM Master Class on “New generation of Risk Management”

The European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP) is organising a MASTER CLASS on “NEW GENERATION of RISK MANAGEMENT”, in close partnership with SHAM – Hospital Mutual Insurance Company – European leader in hospital risk.
The Master Class will take place on Tuesday, 20th November, in Brussels at UEHP headquarter (Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1 B – 1040).

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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.

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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.

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UEHP Factbook, “Private Hospitals in Europe: Supporting Sustainable Health Systems” Follow up the official presentation, European Parliament, November, 7 2017

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UEHP joins the “EU: DO MORE FOR HEALTH!” initiative

UEHP President, Dr Paul Garassus and UEHP Secretary General, Ms Ilaria Giannico, are glad to announce that UEHP joined other 38 European organisations as co-signatory of a letter to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU in the current debate about the future of Europe.

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UEHP FACTBOOK: official presentation at the EU Parliament on November, 7

Private Hospitals in Europe: Supporting Sustainable Health Systems

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European Commission’s Public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

On Thursday 20 July the European Commission has launched the public consultation on digital transformation on health and care. This consultation seeks the input from patients, stakeholders, health care professionals, public authorities and others working on digital health for the new policy Communication that is expected to be adopted by the end of 2017.

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HORIZON 2020: Interim evaluation results

On 29 May 2017, the Commission published the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, required by Article 32 of the regulation establishing Horizon 2020.
The interim evaluation aims to contribute to improving the implementation of Horizon 2020 in its last Work Programme 2018-2020, to provide the evidence-base for the report of the High Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes and to inform the design of future Framework Programmes.

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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.

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UEHP supports gender equity

100 female surgeons and a lot more work in European private hospitals.

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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”.

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Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management

UEHP is partner of the EU-HCWM project, which aims to provide a unified approach to the development of National Occupational Standards and Vocational Educational Training Programmes for Healthcare Waste Management across EU Member States, through the development of a new healthcare waste management qualification framework, and e-learning platform.

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UEHP is accelerating exchanges with Italy

SEPTEMBRE 2016. Ilaria Giannico, new UEHP Secretary General, was invited by the Italian Association AIOP to visit the association’s headquarters in Rome. She was officially presented to the AIOP Board on 7th September and she had the opportunity to meet the colleagues from Italy, building closer contacts and strengthening cooperation.

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UEHP participated in the 5th Summer University of the French Federation of Private Hospitals (FHP) in Paris

20TH SEPTEMBER. Why has progress become a source of concern in our modern society rather than a reason for faith in our future? In the health field, science and innovation have turned our lives upside down and they foretell the major therapeutic advances of tomorrow!

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UEHP retains its seat on the E-Health Group

The UEHP has retained its right of membership of the E-Health Stakeholders Group of the European Commission created in 2012. Group membership has been renewed this year, 2016 and only 30 European associations have received the right to participate.

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Our November Newsletter is online!

Our November Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201911/index.html?ts=20191128092536

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Our September Newsletter is online!

Our September Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201909/index.html?ts=20190923091802

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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.

As for the new Health Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, her priorities will be discussed during her hearing in the European parliament at the end of the month (first week of October).

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Our July Newsletter is online!

Our July Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201907/index.html?ts=20190723094418

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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.

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Our June Newsletter is online!

Our June Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201906/index.html?ts=20190625100347

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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.

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Our May Newsletter is online!

Our May Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201905/index.html#news01

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Our April Newsletter is online!

Our April Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201904/index.html?ts=20190425140433

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International Women’s Day 2019: Women surgeons working in private hospitals in Europe

For the International Women’s Day 2019 UEHP launches its photo campaign, proudly presenting the women surgeons working in private hospitals all around Europe.

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Our October Newsletter is online!

Our October Newsletter is online! Read it at: https://www.uehp.eu/newsletter/201910/index.html?ts=20191025094920

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Our November Newsletter is online!

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Our October Newsletter is online!

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Our September Newsletter – Special focus on Poland is online!

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Our July Newsletter is online!

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Our February Newsletter is online!

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Our November Newsletter is online!

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Our October Newsletter is online!

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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”.

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Our June Newsletter is online!

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Theresa May announces £ 20 billion a year to the NHS thanks to Brexit

This morning, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the National Health System, Theresa May announced a £ 20 billion “birthday gift” (€ 22 billion) a year increase in the public health budget.

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Our May Newsletter “Special edition on European Sustainable Development Week 2018” is online!

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Our April Newsletter is online!

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Study by INE reveals that Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals

Following the usual publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for World Health Day (April 7th ) the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) proudly highlights the significant and growing contribution of private hospitals to the Portuguese Health System and perceives it as a clear sign of the preference of Portuguese citizens.

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Our March Newsletter is online! Special edition “Women in healthcare”

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The growth of private hospitals ensures quality and patient-focused healthcare

The European private hospital sector is growing, but is it being recognized and respected in its work?
Let us therefore review the recommendations of the “Report of the Panel of Experts on Effective Ways of Investing in Health”.

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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).

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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 healthcareinnovative payment models for high-cost innovative medicines and performance of primary care.

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Our January Newsletter is online!

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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).

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Our June Newsletter is online!

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Our May Newsletter is online! – Focus on “European Sustainable Development Week”

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