“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 »

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 More »

“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 More »

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 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

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

Our members in the spotlight: BAPD

Our membership is our compass. We are delighted to feature one of our 65 member organisations every month on our blog. This time, we interviewed Plamen Taushanov of the Bulgarian Association for

Our members in the spotlight: EFA

Our membership is our compass. We are delighted to feature one of our 64 member organisation every month on our blog. This time, we interviewed Isabel Proano of the European Federation of

Celebrating the International Parkinson’s Day!

Parkinson’s is a progressive, chronic and complex neurodegenerative disease that has no cure. It affects all aspects of daily living and is the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. The effects of