Public Consultation on Patient Safety and Quality of Care

With this public consultation the European Commission sought an opinion of civil society on:

  • Whether patient safety measures included in the Recommendation 2009 are implemented and contribute to improving patient safety in the EU;
  • Which areas of patient safety are not covered by the Recommendation and should be;
  • What should be done at EU level on patient safety beyond the Recommendation;
  • Whether quality of healthcare should be given more importance in the future EU activities.

The views of stakeholders were included in the Commission's second report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation 2009/C 151/01 on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections.

Results of consultation

The following groups of stakeholders replied to the consultation:

arrowHealth authority
arrowHealth professional organisation
arrowIndividual citizen
arrowNational Parliament
arrowOther NGO
arrowPatient or consumer organisation

The report can be found here: Public Consultation Reportpdf(2 MB)

For background information please consult the following document: background.pdfpdf(82 KB)

Please consult the privacy statement on this consultation: privacy-statement-consultation.pdfpdf(17 KB)



R-001pdf(55 KB)Centro de Biologia Molecular "Severo Ochoa"
R-002pdf(52 KB)International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)
R-003pdf(51 KB)INSERM
R-004pdf(53 KB)MEDINE2 Erasmus Academic Network for Medical Education in Europe
R-005pdf(55 KB)Swansea University

Health authority
R-006pdf(56 KB)Andalusian Regional Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policy (Andalusian Public Healthcare System Patient Safety Strategy)
R-007pdf(52 KB)Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
R-008pdf(51 KB)Belgian Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
R-009pdf(50 KB)County council of Jämtland
R-010pdf(151 KB)French Ministry of Health
R-011pdf(55 KB)Gesundheit Österreich GmbH
R-012pdf(66 KB)GKV-Spitzenverband
R-013pdf(54 KB)German Medical Association, GMA (Bundesärztekammer) - National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, NASHIP (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung)
R-014pdf(55 KB)GRC patient safety and clinical risk management
R-015pdf(53 KB)NHS England
R-016pdf(51 KB)Pinkerton Healthcare Consulting
R-017pdf(48 KB)Polish Nurses Association
R-018pdf(50 KB)Spanish Minsitry of Health
R-019pdf(54 KB)German Medical Association, GMA (Bundesärztekammer) - National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, NASHIP (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung)

Health professional organisation
R-020pdf(53 KB)Particular
R-021pdf(54 KB)European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)
R-022pdf(345 KB)European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)
R-023pdf(49 KB)ABSyM - BVAS
R-024pdf(53 KB)AEBM (Asociacion Española de Biopatologia Medica)
R-025pdf(53 KB)AOGOI (IT)
R-026pdf(58 KB)Association of Italian Chiropractors - Associazione Italiana Chiropratici
R-027pdf(55 KB)Association of Medical Specialists
R-028pdf(58 KB)Austrian Society for Infection Control – Österreichische Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene
R-029pdf(62 KB)Bulgarian Association of health Professionals in nursing (BAHPN)
R-030pdf(54 KB)BDL/DGKL
R-031pdf(50 KB)Belgian Federation of Psychologists
R-032pdf(52 KB)Berlin Chamber of Physicians
R-033pdf(55 KB)British Medical Association
R-034pdf(53 KB)Council of European Dentists (CED)
R-035pdf(338 KB)European Committee for Standardization (CEN - BE)
R-036pdf(51 KB)European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)
R-037pdf(50 KB)Chamber of Hungarian Health Care Professionals
R-038pdf(52 KB)College National des Sages-Femmes de France / EMA member
R-039pdf(58 KB)Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Medicos
R-040pdf(55 KB)The Standing Committee of European Doctors / Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens (CPME)
R-041pdf(54 KB)CYNA
R-042pdf(52 KB)Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Psychiatrie (Köln) - German Association for Social Psychiatry (Cologne)
R-043pdf(53 KB)Deutscher Hebammenverband e.V. (German Association of Midwives)
R-044pdf(52 KB)EBCOG
R-045pdf(54 KB)European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)
R-046pdf(284 KB)European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians
R-047pdf(48 KB)European Federation for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, EFCAM
R-048pdf(54 KB)European Region World Confederation of Physical Therapy (ERWCPT)
R-049pdf(58 KB)ESQH European Society for Quality in healthcare (
R-050pdf(52 KB)European Society of Radiology (ESR)
R-051pdf(469 KB)European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS)
R-052pdf(51 KB)UEMS-ORL
R-053pdf(58 KB)European Nework to promote Infection Prevention for patient Safety (EUNETIPS)
R-054pdf(56 KB)European Central Council of Homeopaths
R-055pdf(58 KB)European Federation of Nurses Associations
R-056pdf(56 KB)European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians
R-057pdf(50 KB)European Shiatsu Federation
R-058pdf(48 KB)European Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation
R-059pdf(62 KB)European Wound Management Association (EWMA)
R-060pdf(56 KB)Finnish Dental Association
R-061pdf(51 KB)Gesellschaft für Risikoberatung mbH
R-062pdf(187 KB)General Medical Council
R-063pdf(57 KB)Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists
R-064pdf(56 KB)Initiative Infektionsschutz
R-065pdf(58 KB)Irish Medical Organisation
R-066pdf(52 KB)Liga Homeopathica Classica
R-067pdf(59 KB)Ordem dos Enfermeiros
R-068pdf(57 KB)Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)
R-069pdf(479 KB)Royal College of Physicians
R-070pdf(57 KB)Royal College of Nursing
R-071pdf(58 KB)Royal Pharmaceutical Society
R-072pdf(51 KB)SACyL
R-073pdf(56 KB)Santhea ASBL
R-074pdf(2 MB)SENT-Slovenian Association for Mental Health
R-075pdf(56 KB)Spanish Anesthesia Society
R-076pdf(53 KB)TEHY - Union of health amd Social Care Professionals
R-077pdf(53 KB)The Finnish Union of Practical Nurses, SuPer
R-078pdf(52 KB)The Standing Committee of European Doctors / Comité Permanent des Médecins Européens (CPME)
R-79pdf(54 KB)The Swedish Dental Association
R-080pdf(51 KB)UEMS-ORL
R-081pdf(55 KB)Union Nationale des Professionnels de Santé (UNPS)
R-082pdf(55 KB)Vårdförbundet
R-083pdf(49 KB)Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice
R-084pdf(55 KB)Ärztekammer Lower-Sachsony
R-085pdf(201 KB)The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

R-086pdf(54 KB)APZ Sint-Lucia
R-087pdf(53 KB)ASZ Aalst
R-088pdf(51 KB)AZ Damiaan
R-089pdf(50 KB)AZ Groeninge
R-090pdf(54 KB)AZ Zeno (Gezondheidszorg Oostkust, Knokke-Heist - Blankenberge)
R-091pdf(51 KB)CHU de Liège
R-092pdf(55 KB)Clinique et Maternité Ste-Elisabeth
R-093pdf(51 KB)De Dennen
R-094pdf(54 KB)European Union of Private Hospitals
R-095pdf(48 KB)Hospital Resident
R-096pdf(52 KB)Jan Yperman Hospital
R-097pdf(55 KB)Klinikum am Sterinenberg Reutlingen
R-098pdf(51 KB)Medical Center - University of Freiburg
R-099pdf(53 KB)Medisch Centrum Sint-Jozef VZW
R-100pdf(51 KB)National Multiple Sclerosis Center
R-101pdf(51 KB)Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona
R-102pdf(51 KB)PC Gent-Sleidinge
R-103pdf(56 KB)PC Zoete Nood Gods
R-104pdf(50 KB)Psycho Sociaal Centrum & Papiermoleken
R-105pdf(54 KB)Revalidatieziekenhuis De Mick
R-106pdf(54 KB)St. Nikolaus-Hospital Eupen
R-107pdf(68 KB)The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
R-108pdf(55 KB)vzw Jessa Ziekehuis
R-108bpdf(48 KB)Psycho-Social Centrum St-Alexius (BE)

Individual citizen
R-109pdf(57 KB)PL citizen - Agnieszka Gromala
R-110pdf(50 KB)BE citizen
R-111pdf(51 KB)BG citizen - Support group for tuberculosis
R-112pdf(50 KB)SV citizen - Bolennarth Svensson
R-113pdf(37 KB)UK citizen - Charles Shaw
R-114pdf(55 KB)ES citizen
R-115pdf(53 KB)ES citizen
R-116pdf(48 KB)BE citizen - Geert Desmet
R-117pdf(55 KB)IT citizen
R-118pdf(57 KB)PL citizen - Justyna Kołodziejczyk
R-119pdf(52 KB)NL citizen
R-120pdf(55 KB)PL citizen

R-121pdf(51 KB)Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP)
R-122pdf(57 KB)DNV GL
R-123pdf(55 KB)EFPIA/Vaccines Europe
R-125pdf(56 KB)European Generic Medicines Association
R-126pdf(60 KB)Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics Government Affairs & Policy
R-127pdf(63 KB)MedTech Europe
R-128pdf(61 KB)Philips

National Parliament
R-129pdf(53 KB)Commission des affaires européennes, Assemblée nationale, France

R-130pdf(56 KB)AQUA-Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care GmbH
R-131pdf(62 KB)CDI Europe. CDI Europe is fully supported by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd and is an expert-led initiative focused at the healthcare policy level with the aim to translate research on CDI into meaningful policy responses
R-132pdf(53 KB)The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP)
R-133pdf(338 KB)CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
R-134pdf(56 KB)CNO BME Advisory Group
R-135pdf(53 KB)European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection
R-136pdf(55 KB)European Lung Foundation
R-137pdf(55 KB)Free lancer consultant
R-138pdf(54 KB)HOSPEEM - European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association
R-139pdf(170 KB)NHS England
R-140pdf(53 KB)Nhs European Office
R-141pdf(52 KB)Nursing Up
R-142pdf(53 KB)Safer Care South West
R-143pdf(59 KB)Stockholm County Coucil
R-144pdf(51 KB)Techniker Krankenkasse
R-145pdf(58 KB)The Swedish Society for Qauality in Health Care (Svenskt Forum för vårdkvaltiet SFV)

Other NGO
R-146pdf(51 KB)Association for Natural Medicine in Europe-ANME
R-147pdf(57 KB)CBO Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement
R-148pdf(51 KB)Croatian Society for Patient safety
R-149pdf(52 KB)Dansih Society for Patient Safety
R-150pdf(49 KB)Disability Education Network
R-151pdf(56 KB)Ecclesia Group (insurance broker)
R-152pdf(61 KB)European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
R-153pdf(48 KB)European Health Management Association
R-154pdf(48 KB)Keresztényekért Alapítvány, Foundation for Christianity
R-155pdf(56 KB)German Coalition for Patient Safety (Aktionsbündnis Patientensicherheit)
R-156pdf(61 KB)GGZ Nederland (Dutch Association of Mental Health and Addiction Care) and Landelijk Platform GGZ (National Mental Healthcare Platform)
R-157pdf(59 KB)Health First Europe
R-158pdf(50 KB)European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
R-159pdf(53 KB)NEN Netherlands Standards Organisation
R-160pdf(52 KB)NFU (Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra)
R-161pdf(53 KB)Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen (NVZ, Dutch Hospital Association)

Patient or consumer organisation
R-162pdf(58 KB)AGE Platform Europe
R-163pdf(50 KB)ANEC
R-164pdf(51 KB)Associazione Immunodeficienze Primitive
R-165pdf(56 KB)BEUC - The European Consumer Organization
R-166pdf(52 KB)Caring for Carers Ireland
R-167pdf(54 KB)DECO
R-168pdf(54 KB)Društvo Trepetlika
R-169pdf(50 KB)EPDA
R-170pdf(57 KB)European AIDS Treatment Group
R-171pdf(52 KB)European Federation of Patients' Associations for Anthroposophic Medicine
R-172pdf(55 KB)EuEuropean Patients Forum
R-173pdf(51 KB)Federation Francaise Groupements de Parkinsoniens (FFGP)
R-174pdf(57 KB)Gezinsbond vzw
R-175pdf(57 KB)Medical Technology Group
R-176pdf(54 KB)Mental Health Interest Forum
R-177pdf(54 KB)Northern Greece Parkison's Disease Association
R-178pdf(54 KB)OCU
R-179pdf(52 KB)Patients Association
R-180pdf(52 KB)Primary Immunodeficiency UK (PID UK)
R-181pdf(53 KB)Society for children with immune disorders
R-182pdf(54 KB)Test-Achats
R-183pdf(54 KB)The Danish Cancer Society