Patients have a unique insight into what it is to be a patient

Patients have a unique insight into the reality of living with an illness and are therefore in the best position to lead and inform both policy and research development. Informed patient involvement More »

“The 2014 EU elections are a way to partake in our future as patients”

Regarding the first statement of the EPF Campaign for the EU Elections, I totally agree that every patient’s view matters.  The thing is, the professional view has been built on centuries of More »

Health Inequalities: Bulgarian Children Battle for Treatment

Equal access to affordable, available, and high-quality healthcare is a basic EU-citizen right.  Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many living in the EU as highlighted in our campaign for the More »

A patient journey through Europe

The right of patients in Europe to seek healthcare in another EU Member State, and be reimbursed for it, is now clearly established thanks to the EU Directive on Patients’ Rights in More »

Why should patients care about the EU?

Alastair Kent, President of the Patients Network for Medical Research and Health (EGAN), talks about patients and the EU on the occasion of the EPF Campaign for the 2014 EU Elections: “Taken More »

 

Patients have a unique insight into what it is to be a patient

Patients have a unique insight into the reality of living with an illness and are therefore in the best position to lead and inform both policy and research development. Informed patient involvement

“The 2014 EU elections are a way to partake in our future as patients”

Regarding the first statement of the EPF Campaign for the EU Elections, I totally agree that every patient’s view matters.  The thing is, the professional view has been built on centuries of

Health Inequalities: Bulgarian Children Battle for Treatment

Equal access to affordable, available, and high-quality healthcare is a basic EU-citizen right.  Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many living in the EU as highlighted in our campaign for the

A patient journey through Europe

The right of patients in Europe to seek healthcare in another EU Member State, and be reimbursed for it, is now clearly established thanks to the EU Directive on Patients’ Rights in

Why should patients care about the EU?

Alastair Kent, President of the Patients Network for Medical Research and Health (EGAN), talks about patients and the EU on the occasion of the EPF Campaign for the 2014 EU Elections: “Taken

“Migraine is not just a headache”

May 2013 is the Month of the Brain. This is the occasion for all neurological disorders to champion their cause. Audrey Craven, the current President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations

“Living with diabetes is like breathing”

Andrew Zammit McKeon is a young student diagnosed with diabetes. He is also member of the EPF Youth Group. On 8-11 July, he will have the occasion to put forward young patients’

“Looking at health through a gender lens”

The patient has a gender. Men and women’s differences go well beyond biology and physical characteristics. The State of Men’s Health report outlines these differences from the male’s perspective. Ph.D. Svend Aage Madsen,

“It is so good to feel that our voice matters”

The needs and expectations of young patients do not necessarily match those of adult patients. This is the reason why EPF has launched into a youth strategy in 2010 and established the

EFA sounds the alarm for allergy patients

One core value of EPF is to strive for a patient-centred healthcare. The European Federation for Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) shares the same goal except that their perspective is