Patient safety

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 Report

For background information please consult the following document: background.pdf

Please consult the privacy statement on this consultation: privacy-statement-consultation.pdf



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

Health authority

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

Health professional organisation

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


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

Individual citizen

R-109 PL citizen - Agnieszka Gromala
R-110 BE citizen
R-111 BG citizen - Support group for tuberculosis
R-112 SV citizen - Bolennarth Svensson
R-113 UK citizen - Charles Shaw
R-114 ES citizen
R-115 ES citizen
R-116 BE citizen - Geert Desmet
R-117 IT citizen
R-118 PL citizen - Justyna Kołodziejczyk
R-119 NL citizen
R-120 PL citizen


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

National Parliament

R-129 Commission des affaires européennes, Assemblée nationale, France


R-130 AQUA-Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care GmbH
R-131 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-132 The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP)
R-133 CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
R-134 CNO BME Advisory Group
R-135 European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection
R-136 European Lung Foundation
R-137 Free lancer consultant
R-138 HOSPEEM - European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association
R-139 NHS England
R-140 Nhs European Office
R-141 Nursing Up
R-142 Safer Care South West
R-143 Stockholm County Coucil
R-144 Techniker Krankenkasse
R-145 The Swedish Society for Qauality in Health Care (Svenskt Forum för vårdkvaltiet SFV)

Other NGO

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

Patient or consumer organisation

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