“I use social media to make informed health choices”

How many times did I feel that I am are alone, suffering from side effects and pain due to my disease?  How many times did I go to online webpages or social More »

Mental Health Europe in the spotlight

Why does your organisation exist? Stigma around mental health problems is still very common across the EU. Access to quality care and support is lacking and the institutional model of mental health More »

“Dementia is not a natural part of growing old”

Dementia is a syndrome, typically involving loss of memory, mood changes and problems with thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged as More »

“After my surgery, I quickly realised that I had a hospital infection”

Radu Costin Ganescu recently joined the EPF Board and is the President of the National Coalition of Organisations for Patients with Chronic Conditions of Romania (COPAC). Last year he had a healthcare-associated More »

MEP Pedicini: “Patients play a pivotal role in the prevention of HAI”

What is the cause for the prevalence of HAIs in Europe? The main cause of threat to patient safety is the political interference in the appointment of managers and other health professionals, More »

 

“I use social media to make informed health choices”

How many times did I feel that I am are alone, suffering from side effects and pain due to my disease?  How many times did I go to online webpages or social

Mental Health Europe in the spotlight

Why does your organisation exist? Stigma around mental health problems is still very common across the EU. Access to quality care and support is lacking and the institutional model of mental health

“Dementia is not a natural part of growing old”

Dementia is a syndrome, typically involving loss of memory, mood changes and problems with thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged as

“After my surgery, I quickly realised that I had a hospital infection”

Radu Costin Ganescu recently joined the EPF Board and is the President of the National Coalition of Organisations for Patients with Chronic Conditions of Romania (COPAC). Last year he had a healthcare-associated

MEP Pedicini: “Patients play a pivotal role in the prevention of HAI”

What is the cause for the prevalence of HAIs in Europe? The main cause of threat to patient safety is the political interference in the appointment of managers and other health professionals,

Five questions to the Flemish Patients Platform

What’s on the top of your agenda? Our biggest challenge, now that patients and their organisations are taken seriously, is to guarantee the active participation of patients with chronic diseases and to

“You have to see the bright side, always!”

I live with HIV/AIDS. I was infected in hospital, shortly after my birth, because I had to be treated for flu. Approximately 10,000 children have been affected at that time; only 5,000

Do we have to become patients to start care about our rights?

Normally, when a person is healthy he or she is not interested in what is happening with the healthcare system. A healthy person has not encountered cases like “healthcare system – mission

“Now is the time to win the argument for patient empowerment”

EPF launch conference kick-off was one of EPF’s best-attended meetings to date – a fact that highlights the level of importance that stakeholders attach to the concept of patient empowerment. In our

Patient Empowerment from the perspective of a young person

I am 16: an age to be young and find your first breath of freedom. This is also the age that I was diagnosed with diabetes. But, it’s not all bad. Initially