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Supporting nurses on the frontline

Supporting nurses on the frontline

International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to the EFN’s Secretary General Paul de Raeve about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Europe’s nurses and what...
Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

MEP Tomislav Sokol discusses the role of EU institutions in achieving more equal and accessible healthcare across the bloc. MEP Tomislav Sokol (EPP) is a...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Mariano Votta, responsible for EU Affairs at Cittadinanzattiva and Director of Active Citizenship Network, puts forward the vision for a debate towards a healthier...
The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

Our societies have so much potential by pivoting to work for women after this pandemic, in many different fields. This starts with employment, job creation...
Lessons from the pandemic: using and communicating data

Lessons from the pandemic: using and communicating data

Tableau Software Senior Director Andy Cotgreave explores issues around data analysis and transparency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the last 12 months, people have been...
Healthcare waste, COVID-19, and sustainability

Healthcare waste, COVID-19, and sustainability

Tina Benfield and June Cadman of the UK’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management speak to HEQ about the management of health, care, and clinical...
Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

AGE Platform Europe Research Project Manager Ilenia Gheno discusses the role of digital technology in supporting elderly care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic...
world health day 2021

World Health Day 2021 spotlights equality and sustainability

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued five calls for ‘urgent action’ to combat global inequities to mark World Health Day 2021. The overarching theme...
free covid-19 tests

Free regular COVID-19 tests for England residents

The UK government has announced that everyone in England will be able to access free rapid COVID-19 tests twice a week from this Friday,...
Lack of digital social care means people and practitioners are missing out

Lack of digital social care means people and practitioners are missing out

Not enough local authorities or care providers are using available technology within social care to keep people safe, happy, and healthy at home, according...
Disability charities benefit from £2.4m funding

Disability charities to benefit from £2.4m funding

The money will fund services to provide practical support for disabled children, set up and expand helplines, and provide mental health and wellbeing support. The...
New procedure to speed up adaptation of COVID-19 vaccines for variants

New procedure to speed up adaptation of COVID-19 vaccines for variants

The European Commission is introducing a new measure that will speed up the authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines that have been adapted to protect against...
Improving UK baby and child development with digitised health records

Improving UK baby and child development with digitised health records

New, digitised child health records are to be introduced following the publication of a UK government review which aims to help babies and children...
NHS and social care to receive £7bn COVID-19 response funding

NHS and social care to receive £7bn COVID-19 response funding

The UK government has announced £7bn of funding that will go towards health and care services to help support the NHS COVID-19 response. The new...
UK nurse and student training to receive £25m boost

UK nurse and student training to receive £25m boost

Nurses and healthcare students in the UK are set to benefit from expanded virtual training and the launch of a new national critical care...
Social prescribing in England receives £2m transformation investment

Social prescribing in England receives £2m transformation investment

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the transformation of social prescribing sites across England. To mark Social Prescribing Day, the 21 sites have been developed...
Mother and newborn COVID-19 separation puts baby at risk of death

Mother and newborn COVID-19 separation puts baby at risk of death

A new survey has highlighted an increased need for mother and baby skin-on-skin contact during COVID-19, as many newborns are being put at risk...
General Practitioners COVID-19

General practice in the time of COVID-19

UEMO Vice President Dr Mary McCarthy explores the burden of COVID-19, resource inequity and vaccine hesitancy on General Practitioners and family doctors.
Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that homeless people should be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine as many have underlying...

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