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WINTER NEWSLETTER 2023

20 December 2023

WELCOME TO OUR WINTER NEWSLETTER!

Our annual conference has barely come to an end, and it's already time for end-of-year reviews and new resolutions for 2024. And, without a doubt, what we will remember most about this year is... you: our readers, followers and supporters! Never since the Foundation was launched have we had the opportunity to be surrounded by so many committed people who share our motivation to advance patient safety. From Montreux to Vienna, via Bratislava, Gastein, Barcelona, Brussels and Stockholm, there have been many opportunities to exchange views, ideas and practical tools for improving patient safety and the quality of care in the daily lives of healthcare professionals and patients. Links have been forged, and we hope that in 2024 this precious network will grow even stronger.

We wish you and your families a wonderful Festive Season.

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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2023

13 October 2023

WELCOME TO OUR AUTUMN NEWSLETTER!

It's autumn, and the good news is falling like leaves from the trees. Our Fighting Fatigue Together campaign won the European Health Leadership Award from the renowned European Health Forum Gastein (Austria). What recognition for everyone involved in the campaign and for the risks associated with fatigue among healthcare workers! Our call to join the campaign has been heard by new partners who share our concern, which multiplies our ability to make ourselves heard. We are also entering the final phase of organising our Patient Safety Conference, which will take place on 17 November in Vienna. With many events on the agenda over the coming weeks, we will have plenty of opportunities to meet enthusiastic people committed to patient safety. Autumn is definitely a colorful season!

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SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2023

17 July 2023

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER NEWSLETTER!

Summer is here, and the EUPSF is buzzing with excitement! After several months of intense work, our collaborative Fighting Fatigue Together campaign is now ready and already backed by more than twenty organisations concerned about the risks associated with fatigue among healthcare workers. As our annual Patient Safety Conference is getting closer, the programme is taking its final shape with confirmed participation of prominent experts and organisations. In this edition, you'll also find news about Behavioural and Cultural Insights, World Patient Safety Day and our new collaborations to promote networking and drive change around patient safety in Europe.
 
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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2023

13 April 2023

WELCOME TO OUR SPRING NEWSLETTER!

 
We started 2023 with two high-level events in Montreux and London aimed at bridging the gap between experts, clinicians and patient across Europe. Together with very committed patient safety stakeholders, we were able to confirm that networking, exchange of good practice and knowledge are key to accelerating change across Europe, breaking down barriers to implementation.
 
This is a development path that the EUPSF continues to follow and is reflected in our work. We are pleased to invite you to our next conference in Vienna, to promote patient safety collaborations at the European level and to introduce our new Affiliates and Advisory Board members.

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SIDE-EVENT AT THE 5TH GLOBAL MINISTERIAL PATIENT SAFETY SUMMIT

23 February 2023

WE CAN ACHIEVE SO MUCH MORE WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER.  

The Swiss Patient Safety Foundation (SPS) and European Patient Safety Foundation (EUPSF) hosted an exclusive Side-Event at the 5th Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit 2023 in Montreux, Switzerland. In a World Café Workshop, 42 international experts came together to share national experiences and knowledge on the topics of Just Culture, Critical-Incident-Reporting Systems as well as National Patient Safety Programs.

WINTER NEWSLETTER 2022

16 December 2022

WELCOME TO OUR WINTER NEWSLETTER!

 

What a busy year 2022 has been.  We’ve welcomed new Affiliates, we’ve co-organised our first Patients Safety Conference and we have a new President!  As we look back on 2022, let us remind ourselves of all we have achieved, let us set in motion the routines we need for the priorities and actions we have to take and let us look forward to the rewards we will reap from our actions in 2023. We wish you and your families a wonderful Festive Season.

 

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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2022

7 September 2022

WELCOME TO OUR AUTUMN NEWSLETTER!

 

The Spring and Summer months have been busy. We’ve been preparing for our upcoming Autumn conference, supporting our affiliates in transforming their vision into reality, prioritising activities, and strengthening our network and team.  We have also been working on raising our media presence and sharing our vision of what we need to do to improve patient safety. We’re happy to share links to two interviews with our representatives in conversation with our media partner, Health Europa.

 

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Newly elected Board Members

24 May 2022

THE EUPSF BOARD HAS THREE NEW MEMBERS!

We are excited to welcome our new Board members, elected during the Council of Affiliates Meeting that took place on 24th May 2022. The Foundation is managed by a Board consisting of a maximum of ten members with candidates proposed by Non-profit Organisation Affiliates and Industry Affiliates , who are willing to dedicate their time, energy and expertise to the EUPSF.

 

Our newly elected Board Members are:

Welcome!

Newly elected Board Members

26 November 2021

TO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS, WE NEED A STRONG TEAM!

 

We are therefore we are very happy to welcome two new Board members, elected during the Council of Affiliates Meeting, who are willing to dedicate their time, energy and expertise to the EUPSF. The Foundation is managed by a Board consisting of a maximum of ten members with candidates proposed by Non-profit Organisation Affiliates and Industry Affiliates. Our newly elected Board Members are:

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021

29 June 2021

NEWSLETTER - We are delighted to share with you our very first newsletter of the European Patient Safety Foundation (EUPSF). A lot has been done behind the scenes, and in this first newsletter we're happy to share with you our new strategy, interesting articles about patient and healthcare workers' safety, and the decisions of our recent Council of Affiliates Meeting. We're also happy to introduce our newly elected Board Members as well as the Affiliates that joined the Foundation at the beginning of 2021. Enjoy the read and don't hesitate to get in touch!

Newly elected Board Members

25 June 2021

EUPSF BOARD HAS THREE NEW MEMBERS. The Foundation is managed by a Board consisting of a maximum of ten members with candidates proposed by Non-profit Organisation Affiliates and Industry Affiliates. Our newly elected Board Members are:

Mrs. Penilla Gunther representing FOKUS Patient,

Mr. Denis Herbaux representing PAQS and

Prof. Dr. Martin Westphal representing Fresenius Kabi

Adoption of Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021 - 2030

1 June 2021

GREAT NEWS FOR ALL PATIENTS! The delegates of the 74th World Health Assembly (24-31 May 2021) agreed to take concrete action to eliminate avoidable harm in health care by adopting the first ever “Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030”.

The action plan outlines priority actions to be taken by governments, civil society, international organizations, intergovernmental organizations, WHO and, most importantly, by health care facilities across the world. 

European Patient Safety Foundation backs national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff 

18 March 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Association of Anaesthetists, UK - The European Patient Safety Foundation is backing the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce.

 

The Fight Fatigue campaign was launched in 2018 in response to the tragic death of a trainee anaesthetist who died whilst driving home tired after a night shift. 

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