WORLD SLEEP DAY 17 MARCH 2023
EUPSF ATTENDS RECEPTION AT THE
HOUSE OF COMMONS IN LONDON’S HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
EUPSF, represented by Secretary General Mirka Cikkelova, was delighted to have been invited to participate in a reception to mark World Sleep Day at the UK Houses of Parliament in London by the Association of Anaesthetists and especially Nancy Redfern and Emma Plunkett, co-chairs of the joint Fatigue Working Group, on 13th March 2023.
Health care worker fatigue knows no borders. It’s affecting the wellbeing and safety of health professionals with greater intensity and on a larger scale than ever before, contributing to unprecedented levels of burnout, mental health problems and staff shortages, not only in the UK but everywhere across Europe.
The team behind the national Fight Fatigue Campaign has been working hard over the past five years to raise awareness of why fatigue and sleep deprivation is dangerous, not only for health professionals but also for patients and the general public. EUPSF is honoured to be working closely with the Association of Anaeshetists and national UK team on a collaborative campaign to raise awareness of the risks of fatigue across Europe.
“I strongly believe that by raising the topic of fatigue to a European level and fighting fatigue together, we will support individuals and organisations and help make their work easier and more visible.” - Mirka Cikkelova. “And a lot can be achieved when joining forces and working together.”
Together, they will soon launch a call for European and national organisations representing healthcare professionals, patients, academia, hospitals and industry to join them and pursue a common objective: FIGHTING FATIGUE TOGETHER.
The collaborative ampaign will raise awareness of the risks of fatigue across Europe, taking into account the specific contexts of each country. EUPSF will provide tools and recommendations on how to manage fatigue and improve the well-being and safety of healthcare workers.