Here you can find some of the joint statements that the EFN developed and/or co-signed with other EU stakeholders on key topics that are high on EFN EU policy agenda.
- (Conflict Israel-Gaza) Health and Humanitarian Organizations Call for a Ceasefire (November 2023)
As health and humanitarian organizations witnessing the public health and humanitarian crisis in Gaza, we call for an immediate ceasefire, the speedy release of hostages and the provision of long-term safety for all inhabitants in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory through negotiated solutions and international action.
- (Vaccination) Coalition for Vaccination Joint Statement on the autumn-winter vaccination season 2023-2024 (October 2023)
The Coalition for Vaccination issued a statement on the autumn-winter vaccination season 2023-2024, as one of the outcomes of the annual meeting that took place on 24 October, in which the European healthcare professionals urge to make influenza and COVID-19 vaccination easily accessible particularly to high-risk population groups such as people with co-morbidities, the immunocompromised, the elderly and pregnant women.
- (Digitalisation) Joint Statement on the European Health Data Space (EHDS) – together with EFN, CPME, CED, PGEU, HOPE (June 2023)
Nurses, doctors, dentists, community pharmacists, and hospitals support amendments which safeguard confidentiality and ethical duties, propose clarity on medical liability, reduce administrative burdens and offer appropriate compensation for the high costs of digitalisation. This joint statement is calling on the co-legislators to respect ethical principles of patient confidentiality and professional secrecy, to exclude healthcare professionals from providing data again for secondary use, to bring clarity and certainty for liability of healthcare professionals in the electronic health record, and to provide financial compensation for digitisation costs.
- (Digitalisation) Enabling effective secondary use of health data in Europe: specific recommendations for a potential opt-out mechanism for the EHDS (June 2023)
The EFN, together with 31 other EU health stakeholders, shared views on specific recommendations for a potential opt-out mechanism in the future EHDS. Health data are precious and renewable resources that can power decision-making for clinical care, deliver life-saving innovations, and strengthen health systems.
- (Digitalisation) Stakeholder joint statement on access to innovative healthcare under the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) (June 2023)
The EFN co-signed together with 10 other key EU health stakeholders (COCIR, Digital Health Society, the European Association of Urology, ECHAlliance, European Hospital Management Association, the European Specialist Nurses Organization, the European Society of Radiology, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, Lung Cancer Europe and MedTech Europe) this joint statement calling on the EU Member States and decision-makers to strongly consider the impact the proposal will have on the EU health ecosystem, act mindfully and engage with the broad range of stakeholders.