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Working together to enhance patient safety

Working together to enhance patient safety

Professor Eberhard Kochs, vice-president of the European Patient Safety Foundation discusses the reasons behind safety failures in healthcare and the impact of the COVID-19...
Mitigating medication errors

Mitigating medication errors

HEQ spoke to Mike Isles, executive director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) about the urgent need to tackle medication...
European Patients' Rights Day

European Patients’ Rights Day: Championing civic participation in health

Mariano Votta, the Director of the Active Citizenship Network, the organisers of European Patients' Rights Day, explores the importance of civic engagement in safeguarding...
fertility preservation

Huge disparities in access to fertility preservation treatment in the UK

An extensive UK study has revealed that people needing fertility preservation treatment on the NHS face a 'postcode lottery' to receive the therapy. Fertility preservation...
The future of a healthy Europe conference: addressing health priorities

The future of a healthy Europe conference: addressing health priorities

The future of a healthy Europe conference (CoFoE) commences on the 20th-21st of April, with a focus on addressing health-related initiatives and discussing priorities...
non-communicable diseases

$140bn funding could prevent 39 million deaths from non-communicable diseases

Global analysis has revealed that $140 billion will need to be invested to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally, funding that could potentially save 39...
Educating UK medical students on abortion care

Educating UK medical students on abortion care

New research finds UK medical students are missing out on comprehensive abortion care education, due to multiple barriers preventing effective teaching. The researchers discovered that...
NHS waiting lists

NHS waiting lists to be tackled with new ‘planned care’ hospital

A new state-of-the-art hospital for ‘planned care’ has opened in Berkshire to reduce NHS waiting lists caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heatherwood Hospital in...
£127m investment into maternity services for patients and families

£127m investment into maternity services for patients and families

NHS England has announced a £127 million funding boost for maternity services that will help ensure safer and more personalised care for women. At the...
New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new standards for the diagnosis and assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol spectrum...
Menopause Support

Why we need to start talking about improving menopause support

Health Europa discusses the urgent need to improve menopause-related services, care, and public understanding with founder of Menopause Support Diane Danzebrink. Although the discourse surrounding menopause...
NHS proposes new standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment

NHS proposes new standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment

The NHS plans to launch a consultation on proposed new standards that will improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. The new standards have been curated and...
Support for quitting smoking available from high street pharmacies

Support for quitting smoking available from high street pharmacies

The NHS has announced that every pharmacy in England will offer support for quitting smoking when patients are discharged from the hospital. Smoking poses a...
women's health

Bringing women’s health out of the shadows

Irene Oldfather, Director of Strategy and Engagement at The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) outlines some of the challenges associated with...
COVID backlogs

NHS combat COVID backlogs with massive reservist recruitment drive

The NHS has revealed that they will be employing thousands of new NHS reservists to tackle the sizeable COVID backlogs currently impacting health services. Announced...
Maternity Disparities Taskforce

Maternity Disparities Taskforce to reduce maternity care inequalities

The UK Government has announced a new Maternity Disparities Taskforce designed to mitigate the inequalities experienced by women from ethnic minority groups and people...
The impact of Transport for London’s unhealthy food advert restrictions

The positive impact of Transport for London’s unhealthy food advertising restrictions

The Transport for London’s unhealthy food advertising policy is estimated to have contributed to a 1,000 calorie decrease in energy from unhealthy food in...
Elective care recovery plan to tackle the growing NHS waiting list

Elective care recovery plan to tackle the growing NHS waiting list

The NHS and UK Government have outlined the blueprint to address NHS waiting lists and backlogs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly...
ESHRE updates guidelines on endometriosis treatment

ESHRE updates guidelines on endometriosis treatment

A new guideline on endometriosis treatment, management and diagnosis has been published by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). The document outlines...
non-communicable diseases

Continuum of care for non-communicable diseases in the EU

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Europa speaks to the European Commission about how it plans to safeguard the continuum of care for...

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