During the last three years, the Directive on Cross-border Healthcare (2011/24/EU) has proven to clarify and guarantee patients' rights to receive healthcare in another Member State, according to the latest implementation report the European Commission published today.
Head of Unit Pasi Pohjola and Dr Päivi Hämäläinen, a director and a project manager respectively at Finland's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, discuss Finland’s recent participation in voluntary exchanges with the EU, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Observatory on Health Systems, which are open to every EU Member State through the State of Health in the EU initiative.
The Joint Action is coordinated by France and is funded in part from the European Union's Health Programme with EUR 3,500,000 euro over three years (Daily News available in French only).
The winners of the Award will be announced in November.
The purpose of this call for expression of interest is to allow the Commission to establish a list of candidates to be proposed to the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency. Applications must be submitted by 28 September, 12h:00 Brussels time.
World Lung Cancer Day was held on 1 August. The annual event helps spread awareness about the impact of the disease on individuals and societies across the world.
Statement by Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
The document is an overview of EU policy initiatives and activities to meet the global sustainable development goal of ending the AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics by 2030 and to fight hepatitis and other communicable diseases.
The study found that patients in Europe are still generally unaware of their rights and the possibility to access health services in other EU Member States, as well as of the existence of National Contact Points (NCPs) to help them exercise their rights under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive.
Editorial by Qasim Chaudhry, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and Ulrike Bernauer, Chair of the SCCS Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products.