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2017, Oct 11: MEPs and stakeholders discuss ′Benchmarking access to healthcare in the EU′
2017, Oct 11: MEPs and stakeholders discuss ′Benchmarking access to healthcare in the EU′

 

Interest Group on Access to Healthcare hosted event, European Parliament, Brussels

 

On 11 October, the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to Healthcare hosted a hearing in relation to the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health’s Opinion entitled ‘Benchmarking access to healthcare in the EU’. The hearing, organised by the European Commission, was attended by stakeholders representing a wide variety of interests and backgrounds, with all professional associations working in the fields concerned present.

2017, Jun 27: Future Scenarios for the EU: What role for Healthcare?
2017, Jun 27: Future Scenarios for the EU: What role for Healthcare?

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare event, European Parliament, Brussels

 

In view of the recent dynamics in the EU and the discussions stemming from the White Paper on the Future of Europe, the MEP Interest Group on Access hosted a debate (27 June, European Parliament) to discuss the European added-value in the area of health and the possibilities to sustain cooperation in future.

 

PACT actively highlighted the added value of EU health activities - co-organising this meeting with the MEP Interest Group on Access to Healthcare on 27 June. Triggered by the Commission’s March ‘White Paper on the future of Europe’ and jointly chaired by MEPs Andrey Kovatchev, Cristian BușoiKarin Kadenbach, Lieve Wierinck and PACT Secretary General Stanimir Hasardzhiev, the event addressed the role of healthcare in future scenarios for the EU. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss EU involvement in the area of health, and come forward with views on how to strengthen and improve this. 

2017, March: Access on the pages of The European Files magazine
2017, March: Access on the pages of The European Files magazine

 

The new issue of The European Files magazine features articles of co-chairs MEP Interest Group on Access to Healthcare, supporting MEPs and PACT Partners. 

2016, Nov 29: State of Health in the EU - Health at a Glance: Europe 2016
2016, Nov 29: State of Health in the EU - Health at a Glance: Europe 2016

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare event, European Parliament, Brussels

 

The Patient Access Partnership (PACT) welcomes the recent joint Commission/OECD report entitled ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2016’, which is part of the Commission’s current efforts to build a solid knowledge base as a resource for Member States in addressing challenges to their health systems. The report recognises that resources spent on ensuring better health outcomes should be seen as an investment – both with respect to the quality of life of patients as well as to society as a whole. 

2016, Jun 29: Better access, better outcomes - Shared vision, shared responsibility
2016, Jun 29: Better access, better outcomes - Shared vision, shared responsibility

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare event, European Parliament, Brussels

 

The Patient Access Partnership (PACT) actively contributed to the discussion on access to healthcare and organised a meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Access to Healthcare on 29 June. This event was jointly chaired by MEPs Karin Kadenbach, Andrey Kovatchev, European Patients’ Forum Secretary General Nicola Bedlington and PACT Secretary General Stanimir Hasardzhiev, and provided an opportunity for all interested stakeholders to discuss the future needs of healthcare systems.

2015, Nov 17: Preliminary Opinion on Access to Health Services
2015, Nov 17: Preliminary Opinion on Access to Health Services

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare debate, European Parliament, Brussels

 

The meeting focused on the recent publication of the Preliminary Opinion on Access to Health Services by the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health. Expert Panel members presented the main findings of the report which was followed by a debate with decision-makers and stakeholders on the main problems highlighted in the report and the policy measures on national and European level to address barriers to access.

2015, Jun 24: Creating synergies between the  access to healthcare  agendas at EU level
2015, Jun 24: Creating synergies between the "access to healthcare" agendas at EU level

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare meeting, European Parliament, Brussels

 

The meeting gathered together co-chairing MEPs, EC representatives, APAs, Health attaches and different stakeholders in health and aimed to promote synergies between disease specific and public health initiatives.

2015, Apr 27: Many patients in Europe
2015, Apr 27: Many patients in Europe

 

The European Parliament magazine published an article written by the co-chairing MEPs of the Interest group on Access to Healthcare: Biljana Borzan, Cristian-Silviu Busoi, Karin Kadenbach, Andrey Kovatchev and Katerina Konecna.

2015, Jan 26-27: Establishment of the MEPs Interest Group on Equity of Access and public launch of the Patient Access Partnership
2015, Jan 26-27: Establishment of the MEPs Interest Group on Equity of Access and public launch of the Patient Access Partnership

 

Interest group on Access to Healthcare event, European Parliament, Brussels

 

The event was hosted by MEP Andrey Kovatchev with a special opinion speech by Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner of Health and Food Safety.

2013, Jun 25-26: Equity of Access to Quality Healthcare
2013, Jun 25-26: Equity of Access to Quality Healthcare

 

The conference was hosted by Dr. Andrey Kovatchev, MEP at the European Parliament, and organized by the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO), with the support of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF).Attendees of the event were members of the European Parliament, EU health policy makers and experts, as well as patient and industry representatives.