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New Leadership at the European Patients’ Forum Secretariat

The European Patients’ Forum is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Usman Khan, who will join us from the beginning of May. Usman has an established record in European health policy and practice and has significant knowledge of and commitment to patient engagement at all levels.

Usman is currently Executive Director of the European Health Management Association. Usman commented:
 
“I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum. Nicola leaves a strong legacy and a vibrant organisation, and I am excited by the opportunity to lead EPF in its mission to ensure patient access, patient experience and patient involvement are core to health and social care provision across Europe.”
 
Nicola Bedlington has stepped down as Secretary General after 13 years and will continue to support EPF in a part-time advisory function. Nicola said:
 
“I am very pleased to pass on the baton on to Usman, to lead the team and support the board in taking EPF into the third decade of the 21st Century and an inspiring new era of change. I know he will do a terrific job.”
 
Commenting on the appointment Marco Greco, EPF President said:

“Usman was selected following a rigorous equal opportunities recruitment process and I am confident, under his leadership of the secretariat, that EPF will continue to thrive and flourish. We are at an exciting crossroads, developing our new strategic plan, our relationship with the wider Europe, and a new Commission and Parliament. Much to achieve together!”