Time is of the essence to achieve a solution on patients’ rights (EPF Roundtable Summary)
On 1 December EPF organised a High-Level Roundtable on Cross-Border Healthcare at the Solvay Library in Brussels. The event was held under the patronage of the Belgian EU Presidency and brought together some 50 high-level decision-makers and opinion-formers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, Member States, and leading health stakeholder organisations to explore the draft Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare in its wider context. Mr John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumers, delivered a keynote speech.
The discussion focused on key areas such as patients’ rights, the quality and safety of healthcare, health inequalities, rare diseases and eHealth. Read the summary statement from the Roundtable by downloading Related Document on the right of this page. A full report of the proceedings will be prepared and disseminated in the next days.