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Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Health Action International European Policy Advisor Ellie White speaks to HEQ about the No Profit on Pandemic campaign. Independent non-profit organisation Health Action International (HAI)...
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...
Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

All.Can International’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Pisani, discusses inefficiencies in cancer care and what might come out of the Conference on the Future of...
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...
Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing

Experts, customers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs came together for an EIT Health discussion exploring the use of physical tokens for COVID-19 contact tracing. By Stephanie Price At...
Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

A new study has suggested that lateral flow tests are not sufficient for testing COVID-19 infection in individuals with low viral loads. The new study...
antimicrobial

Managing the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

Lorna Malkin, Junior Editor of HEQ, speaks to the European Food Safety Authority to find out how antimicrobial resistance is being monitored and controlled...
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...
dementia

The pressing need for Europe’s dementia policy to be prioritised

Owen Miller, Policy Officer at Alzheimer Europe, details the care and policy landscape around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the EU. Dementia remains a significant...
COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

A new study has shown that patients with cancer in the UK are more likely to die following a COVID-19 diagnosis than cancer patients...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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