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.

The hearing aimed to provide those attending with an opportunity to express their commitment to join efforts in closing gaps in access to healthcare, to learn about possible approaches, to set benchmarks in access to healthcare and about policy levers guiding Member States to close these gaps and to learn how the Opinion could be used.

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The activities of the Patient Access Partnership are patient-focused. Information and knowledge transfer are a key requirement to identify gaps in and measure access to quality healthcare between and within member states. The Partnership will develop a tool to monitor and measure equity of access in member states on an on-going basis. Through holistic collaboration with relevant EU-led or national initiatives, the Partnership will provide a much needed space for creativity, coherence and collaboration and propose sustainable solutions.

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