Invited Keynote in Malmo

On Oct. 21 David Somekh gave an invited keynote presentation at a seminar on integrated care convened by the Region of Skane in southern Sweden at their office in Malmo. The event represented a coming together of four European regions, Wales, Scotland, Flanders and Skane, to share expertise on integrated care and to consider what…

R.I.P. CBO

R.I.P As of Monday 5th October 2015, this valued organisation ceased to exist. It went into insolvency a month previously, as the parent organisation TNO, who has owned it since 2010 decided that it was no longer a going financial concern, based on the lack of sufficient assignments following a period of extensive cost-cutting. Its…

EHFF presence at the European Health Policy Forum 2015 Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd

The 2015 Bad Gastein Forum gathered about 500 participants including politicians, patients, pharmaceutical industry, health professionals and other health community players. The motto of the Forum – ‘Securing Health in Europe. Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities’ – set the tone of plenary sessions. The idea of Health in All Policies (HIAP) was once again debated with…

IDFINNOV Medtech workshop: Paris Sept. 21th

        SATT Ile-de-France Innov is a private Technology Transfer organisation ‘with exclusive rights to detect, seed-fund and commercialise technology stemming from academic research centres across the Paris metropolitan area’ (www.idfinnov.com) It is one of 14 SATTs (Sociétés d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies) created by the French Government and invests over 6M€ per…

Workshop on (implementation of) Patient’ Rights in the European Union – Mapping exercise (PRE-MAX) Brussels: Sept. 10/11

Led by Prof. Helmut Brand’s INTHEALTH group at Maastricht University and the WHO Observatory (represented here by Willy Palm), this project is a tender: CHAFEA/2014/Health/03. Base on a discussion paper which considered the preliminary findings of the study, and framed round a series of presentations, on patient rights law, enforcement systems, Council of Europe activities…

Recap of NHS Innovation Expo Manchester

NHS Innovation Expo has been an annual event since 2009. This year, on Sept. 2 and 3 around 5000 people a day from health and care, the voluntary sector, local government, and industry joined together at Manchester Central Convention Centre for two packed days of speakers, workshops, exhibitions and professional development. In 2015, almost 12…

EFPC conference 2015 Amsterdam

The EFPC organized its’ 2015 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the title “Integrated Primary Care: Research, Policy & Practice”. EHFF was present and lead one of the workshop sessions, with David Goldberg and Mike Bewick. For the presentation of David Goldberg click here. For the presentation of Mike Bewick click here. Key note speakers at…