We need your input to finalise our Roadmap to achieve Universal Health Coverage!

Why is EPF developing a Roadmap towards achieving Universal health coverage for All by 2030?

This Roadmap Towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030 has been developed in the context of our 2017 Campaign on Universal Access to Healthcare, in concert with the health community, and is a key milestone and deliverable of our campaign.

EPF’s campaign is about paving the road to universal access in the EU by 2030 and calls on Member States and the EU to commit to a long-term vision where equity of access and universal health coverage is a reality for all patients in the EU.

Many unmet needs and unequal experiences in access to healthcare still exist in all EU Member States. It is for this reason that EPF has developed this roadmap.

What are the objectives of this Roadmap?

This Roadmap concludes our campaign and aims:

  • to identify and propose political steps and actions that EU decision makers and member states need to take in order to achieve universal health coverage for all patients in the EU by 2030;
  • to raise awareness of the gaps and barriers patients face in accessing healthcare;
  • to elevate access to health on the political agenda of the EU and Member States;
  • to contribute to and inform the European Commission’s mid-2018 strategy for the SDGs and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Once published, EPF will invite EU and Member State decisionmakers to consider this roadmap and these recommendations when developing related policies and UN SDG implementation strategies, while assuming greater patient involvement.

EPF will also invite its members to use this roadmap when advocating for improved patient access to quality health and social care to their decision and policy makers.

How to respond to this consultation?

You can comment on any part of the Roadmap. We have included questions to members for certain sections where we need particular feedback, but responding to these are not compulsory.

Where possible, please make your comments and amendments in track changes or via the note function in word. Your feedback is also welcome via e-mail.

Please send your comments and feedback in the requested format indicated above to katie.gallagher@eu-patient.eu by 10 October 2017 at the latest. Please do not hesitate to contact Katie with any questions you may have regarding the roadmap or the consultation process.

Many thanks in advance for your support!


Next Steps

Following this consultation with the EPF wider membership, comments and feedback will be incorporated. The EPF Working Group on Access and the EPF will then review a final draft. The Roadmap will be presented and made public at the closing meeting of EPF’s Campaign which will take place in the European Parliament on 6 December 2017.