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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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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.

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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.

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UEHP celebrates the International Women’s Day with a special edition of its newsletter “UEHP Ladies First”

The UEHP Newsletter #6 is written by women. Cristina Contel Vice President of UEHP and President of the Spanish Private Hospital Federation, ASPE, is coordinating this issue. We propose to demonstrate respect for gender equality in our own organisation and to support the full implications of women at the head of major private federations in the healthcare sector.

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UEHP supporting partner of Health Workforce Planning Summit, Berlin – 18-19 May 2017

The European Union of Private Hospitals signed a cooperation agreement with Luxatia International, as supporting partner of the Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit that will take place on 18-19 May, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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UEHP speaks at the European Parliament on private hospitals and cross-border healthcare

On 1st March, llaria Giannico, Secretary General of UEHP, spoke at the conference, Exploring areas and benefits of cooperation in cross-border healthcare to protect patients’rights” organised by Active Citizenship Network and the EP Interest Group “European Patients’ Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare: where do we stand?

Five years after its approval, the 2011/24 directive, which aims to liberalise access to healthcare for citizens throughout the Union, did not take off, as evidenced by the small number of applications filed in 2014 (109,223 for Europe).
Published reports (2015 Commission report on the operation of the cross-border healthcare Directive and the Eurobarometer on Patient Rights published in May 2015) as well as ongoing discussions, show that concerns around patient information and National Contact Points (NCP) performances persist and continue to be identified as critical issues still to be addressed.

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UEHP speaks at the 3rd COCIR eHealth Summit

Ilaria Giannico, Secretary General of UEHP spoke at the 3rd annual COCIR summit in December 2016 “Digital Health Innovation, Define, Measure, Impact” about “Big data in private hospitals”, presenting the positions of UEHP.

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The health priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Since the beginning of January 2017, Malta assumes the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time ever.

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Telemedicine in Europe

Sweden and Austria in the lead

Many health systems in Europe want to use electronic patient records to provide telemedicine for the benefit of patients with chronic diseases.

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What are the quality-driven approaches in Europe?

Presentation by Angela Blanco, Policy Analysis (DG SANTE) at UEHP Council Meeting in Monaco.

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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.

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