Category Archives: Featured

What Place for Healthcare in Ireland? Are there Implications for Europe?

May 2017 marked a landmark in Irish healthcare planning. Under the leadership of Parliamentarian Roisin Shortall, the report of the Houses of the Oireachtas (National Parliament) was published and signed up by

World Mental Health Day: Wellbeing at Work is an Asset

“Mental health at work should be considered as an asset”. That was the key message sent by experts on World Mental Health Day (11/10). A better dialogue between employees and organisations, implementation

Youth Cancer Europe 2017 Meeting – ‘Patients Are Not Alone’

Andreas Christodoulou (EPF Youth Group and cancer survivor) attended the recent congress of Young Cancer Europe held in Vilnius Lithuania in late August. A great opportunity for him to share his experience

From Nurse to Equal Partner: Read the Story of Inge, IBD Belgian Patient

I was diagnosed with colitis ulcerosa (inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) in 2000 after a year of fatigue and medical problems. Putting a name and some words on my symptoms was a

Experts Pave the Way for Better European Pain Policy

From the 7th to the 08th of June, the city of Valetta in Malta hosted the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) symposium. Patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and European politicians came together to

5 Questions to: the Swedish Disability Rights Federation

Every month we put the spotlight on one of our members. Today, we are delighted to catch up with the Swedish Disability Rights Federation, who joined EPF in April 2017. What’s on

Join the call to action on allergy and asthma!

Patients, doctors and Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma have launched a call to action to improve the quality of life of allergy and asthma patients. See

New Alzheimer Europe Survey Highlights Inequalities in Access to Dementia Care and Treatment across Europe

Not everybody is equal when it comes to dementia care and treatment. This is the telling result of the recent Alzheimer Europe’s report entitled the “European Dementia Monitor”, which assessed countries for

EPF VIDEO – Our Members, Our Compass!

The feedback from our members is the backbone of our work. The new EPF video will tell you all about our consultation processes, and how we can support our members growing, for

Involving Patients – Does it Really Make a Difference?

Parkinson’s UK, the British member of the European Parkinson Diseases Association (EPDA – EPF member) has been running a research project to measure the impact of patient involvement in different phases of