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privatising the NHS

Privatising the NHS increases deaths from treatable conditions

The first comprehensive analysis of the impacts of privatising the NHS has revealed that outsourcing NHS services to the private sector increases deaths from...
health data

A European health data ecosystem can unlock personalised healthcare

Oliver Bleck discusses the rise of platform ecosystems in healthcare, the value of personalised healthcare and the need for an agile environment to support...
cancer care

How can cancer care be more efficient?

All.Can International has recently published a comprehensive study exploring how to enhance the efficiency of cancer care. Inefficient cancer care is a leading factor in...
Rebuilding the healthcare system in Ukraine and addressing other crises

Project HOPE: Rebuilding the healthcare system in Ukraine

President and CEO of Project HOPE, Rabih Torbay, shares his experience of being on the ground in Ukraine and the many challenges the healthcare...
Children’s hospital waiting lists hit 350,000 for the first time

Children’s hospital waiting lists hit 350,000 for the first time

New data reveals that children’s hospital waiting lists have surpassed more than 350,000 children and young people waiting for treatment and care. Figures released by...
The urgent care crisis in the UK

The urgent care crisis in the UK

Dr Richard Gilpin, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine and member of the Doctors’ Association UK editorial board, discusses the current challenges facing urgent care...
emergency preparedness

How can we optimise emergency preparedness and response?

Preparing for major medical emergencies is integral to protecting populations and optimising collaboration between response teams. Mariano Votta of the Cittadinanzattiva NGO discusses initiatives...
war in Ukraine

The health costs of the war in Ukraine

Professor of public health, Andrew Lee, speaks to Health Europa about the devastating impact of the war in Ukraine on population health. It is hard to...
healthcare staff

Quinyx reveal how to optimise healthcare staff retention in the UK

Quinyx examines healthcare staff retention in the UK, following the release of its global State of the Deskless Workforce study. Healthcare staff are leaving the...
Endometriosis treatment

Optimising endometriosis treatment, care and awareness in the UK

One in 10 women is affected by endometriosis yet the condition remains poorly understood and undertreated. Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Endometriosis UK about...
primary care

Review outlines how to improve access to UK primary care services

A new review performed by Dr Claire Fuller provides recommendations on optimising primary care access in the UK. NHS England revealed that new Integrated Care...
The challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene

The challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene

A global pilot study provides the first review of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene (HEH). Healthcare environmental hygiene comprises cleaning all...
universal health coverage

43 million health workers required to achieve universal health coverage

A new peer-reviewed study has stated that more than 43 million additional health workers are needed globally to meet universal health coverage targets. An investigation...
racial discrimination

Racial discrimination in healthcare may have increased vaccine hesitancy

Research emerging from the UK suggests that one in 10 people from ethnic minority groups who were reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine experienced...

A voice for nurses worldwide

HEQ spoke to Howard Catton, CEO of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) about the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nursing...
Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

The Addenbrooke’s Air Disinfection Study looks set to shape future IPC guidance concerning the implementation of air filtration systems in healthcare settings. The Addenbrooke’s Air...
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...
Emergency Caesareans

Scientists investigate the risk of emergency caesareans on babies

A research team from Flinders University has investigated the risk of emergency caesareans on a baby’s development. Labour and natural childbirth cause stress on a...

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