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The European Commission and COVID-19

The European Commission and COVID-19

What is the European Commission doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic? In March, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the European Commission established...
Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Jo Hillier, Digital Clinical Lead at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, speaks with HEQ about digital remote mental health support provision during the pandemic. Health...
Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Proactive patient safety and risk prevention are key to helping healthcare organisations surveil and mitigate global and local risks. Currently, the world is in crisis...
How can EU health policy better address COVID-19?

How can EU health policy better address COVID-19?

Dr Paul De Raeve, General Secretary of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, explores how the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need for a...
COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

The newly launched COVID-19 Law Lab initiative is aiming to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that...
Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

The Medical Psychedelics Working Group has now been launched in the UK to campaign for the rescheduling of all psychedelic drugs for research and...
Higher rates of pain and bleeding in women with Essure implants

Higher rates of pain and bleeding in women with Essure implants

Global law firm PGMBM has welcomed the publication of new data regarding the safety and side-effects of permanent birth control device Essure. The interim results...
Supporting frontline nurses’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Supporting frontline nurses’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and GAMIAN-Europe have released a joint statement calling for the prioritisation of frontline workers mental health and...
Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Global law firm PGMBM has welcomed the publication of the Cumberlege review, an independent report into the safety and side-effects of treatments recommended and...
Chronic digestive diseases: gut microbiome and healthy nutrition

Chronic digestive diseases: gut microbiome and healthy nutrition

Leading digestive health experts and MEP Sarah Wiener address how healthy nutrition, starting from a young age, can help to reduce the risk of...
Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

A budget €100bn is being proposed for Horizon Europe, with funds allocated for health support for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, very young,...
Planning ahead: the global implications of growing ageing populations

Planning ahead: the global implications of growing ageing populations

People across the world are living longer thanks to better healthcare. Now, a new study is helping policymakers prepare for the challenges of global...

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