CPME President Dr Jacques de Haller released an interview for the ‘Bulletin des médecins suisses’

CPME President Dr Jacques de Haller released an interview for the ‘Bulletin des médecins suisses’

On 08 June 2016, the ‘Bulletin des médecins suisses’ published an interview released by Dr Jacques de Haller, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) regarding the Mission Statement of the CPME. The medical profession is better understood when it speaks with one voice, is the motto of Jacques de Haller. His objective: promote effective interprofessional collaboration and remember the importance of training and ethics for optimal medical management across Europe.

Full article (only in German and French) available here.

VoteWatch Europe published the CPME Statement on the cooperation in the EU

VoteWatch Europe published the CPME Statement on the cooperation in the EU

On the 16th of May 2016, the CPME Statement on the cooperation in the EU was shared by VoteWatch Europe in their news article entitled “European doctors call on the EU citizens to rally behind the European project”.

Please, click here to access the article.

CPME President quoted in the PM article “Big data could benefit healthcare but raises privacy concerns”

CPME President quoted in the PM article “Big data could benefit healthcare but raises privacy concerns”

On the 1st December 2015, Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), has been quoted by the Parliament Magazine in the context of data protection policy.

Patients already expect personal information to be treated confidentially. This is the core of medicine and the basis for the trust between patient and doctor. Personal information must always be used ethically, safely and securely,” argued Dr Fjeldsted.

Please, click here to access the article.

Euractiv published the press release issued by CPME and the Health Literacy Coalition

Euractiv published the press release issued by CPME and the Health Literacy Coalition

On the 30th of September 2015, Euractiv published on its website the presse release issued by the Health Literacy Coalition, composed by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Patients’ Forum (EPF), Maastricht University (UM), the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) and Merck-Sharp & Dohme (MSD).

Personalised medicine require a close involvement of patients. As a one-fits all solution will not be applicable anymore, patients and doctors need to communicate even more in the future” argued Dr Patrick Romestaing, 1st Vice President-elect of the CPME and health literacy coalition representative.

Please, click here to access Euractiv website.

CPME mentioned in Politico Pro’s Morning Health Care

CPME mentioned in Politico Pro’s Morning Health Care

On the occasion of the lunch debate that will take care on Tuesday 29 September 2015, Politico reported a short news on its “Morning Health Care” service. The CPME will actively participate in the event and will be represented by Dr Patrick Romestaing, 1st vice-president elect of the CPME. Please, see below the short news.

TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 29: Even if half of the European health policy community is decamping to Gastein for most of the week, MEP Françoise Grossetête is determined to keep up the pressure in Brussels. Not only is she organising a pharma sector conference on Wednesday. She is also hosting a lunch tomorrow on the need to raise health literacy as a precondition to successful patient engagement in personalized medicine. Anne Calteux, the top aide to Luxembourg’s health minister, and Sylvain Giraud from the European Commission’s health DG will take part in the event, together with health literacy stakeholders, including Patrick Romestaing, a French member of the board of the European doctors’ association, CPME.

Dr Katrín Fjeldsted CPME President quoted by Politico

Dr Katrín Fjeldsted CPME President quoted by Politico

On 15 of July 2015, Politico reported a quote of  Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, president of CPME in the article “European medics rebel against treatment standards”. Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, president of CPME, told POLITICO that “Clinical guidelines are the best way to ensure each patient receives services tailored to individual needs, clinical condition and medical history.”

Please, click here to read the full article.

Swiss “Tagesanzeiger” Reports of CPME Elections

Swiss “Tagesanzeiger” Reports of CPME Elections

On 11 of July 2015, the Tagesanzeiger reported of the election of Dr Jaques de Haller as new CPME President.

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME position on digital health reported by Politico

CPME position on digital health reported by Politico

On 18 June 2015, Peter O’Donnell, journalist of Politico, reported the position of CPME on digital health in his article “Digital health & care: Healthy Prospects”.

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME Secretary General quoted by Politico

CPME Secretary General quoted by Politico

On 18 of June 2015, Politico reported a quote of Ms Birgit Beger, Secretary General of the Standing Committee or Europeans Doctors (CPME) in the article “Digital health & care: promises, promises”. Ms Birgit Beger told Politico “If instruments are developed by isolated technicians and imposed without any consideration of actual needs and expectations, it is probable that doctors will simply decide not to use them.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Annual work plan for 2015 published by the European Commission: Europolitics reporte CPME reactions

Annual work plan for 2015 published by the European Commission: Europolitics reporte CPME reactions

On the 4th of June 2015,  Europolitics reported the reaction of the Standing Committee of European Doctors to the publication of the Annual work plan for 2015 issued by the European Commission.  “The European doctors call on the Commission to promote strong participation by the stakeholders and a cautious use of funds to target priority subjects,” said Birgit Beger, CPME Secretary General.

Please, click here to access the full article

EU Alcohol Strategy: CPME quoted by several EU news sites

EU Alcohol Strategy: CPME quoted by several EU news sites

The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) together with other twenty health NGOs resigned from the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), a stakeholder platform, to protest against the European Commission’s refusal to submit a new alcohol strategy. The decision was ufficialised by the sending of a joint letter to the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr Andriukaitis, and made public with a press release issued by Eurocare (available here).

The news of the resignation was picked up by the EU news sites Euractiv (available here) and Politico (here).

A first reaction by the Commissioner (and the alcohol industry) was reported on the 4th of June by Politico, together with a statement of Ms Birgit Beger, Secretary General of the CPME. Please, click here to open the article.

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, quoted in the press release issued by the European Patients Forum

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, quoted in the press release issued by the European Patients Forum

On 21 May 2015, the European Patients Forum issued a press release on patient empowerment reporting the statement released from Dr Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME). “CPME supports actions that ensure patient access, health literacy, health promotion and serve the needs of the patients while respecting the autonomy of physicians and their valuable role in the provision of healthcare” argues Dr Katrín Fjeldsted.

Please, click here to access the press release.

CPME Secretary General quoted by Politico

CPME Secretary General quoted by Politico

On 18 May 2015, Ms Birgit Beger, Secretary General of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, has been quoted by Politico in the article “Juncker’s e-health exclusion zone”.

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME press release reported from Vaccines Today

CPME press release reported from Vaccines Today

On 24 April 2015, Vaccines Today reported on its blog the CPME press release (available here) regarding doctors’ commitment to achieving a measles-free Europe. “Vaccinations against measlesare safe, effective and cheap–in contrast,the human suffering and economic cost of measles is immenseand unnecessary. European doctorswill continue to strive for a measles-free Europe,” said Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors.

Please, click here to access the article.

CPME statement reported from the European journal Politico

CPME statement reported from the European journal Politico

On 20 April 2015, the EU Politico published an article on the health policy situation in Europe and reported, inter-alia, the CPME position on vaccination. On the occasion of the European immunisation week 2015, the Standing Committee of European Doctors issued a press release (available here) reaffirming doctors’ commitment to achieving a measles-free Europe.

Please, click here to access the article from Politico.

Article on the CPD study published on the Healthcare professionals crossing borders Newsletter

Article on the CPD study published on the Healthcare professionals crossing borders Newsletter

On 1 April 2015, an article on the CPD study carried out by a consortium led by CPME has been published on the Healthcare professionals crossing borders Newsletter. On 10 October 2013, a consortium consisting of the Council of European Dentists (CED), the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), the European Midwives Association (EMA), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), led by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) were contracted by the European Commission and funded by the 2013 Health Programme to carry out a 12 month study containing a review and mapping of continuous professional development and lifelong learning for health professionals in the EU.

Please, click here to access the full newsletter.

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, interviewed from Debating Europe on minimum alcohol pricing

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, interviewed from Debating Europe on minimum alcohol pricing

On 31 March 2015, Debating Europe made public a video-interview to Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, on minimum alcohol pricing. Please, click here to access the article and the video.

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President,quoted in the press release issued by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President,quoted in the press release issued by the European Institute of Women’s Health

On 8 March 2015, the European Institute of Women’s Health issued a press release on the expert workshop held on Wednesday 4 March 2015 on sex and gender in medicines regulation and medical education. Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, CPME President, took part to the workshop and discussed addressing the sex and gender gaps in medical professional knowledge through continuing medical education.  Dr. Fjeldsted said “To ensure the effective implementation and application of recommendations, medical doctors and medical students must be involved in all discussions on medical education.”

Please, click here to access the press release.

CPME President at the EU-level launch event on the European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPME President at the EU-level launch event on the European Antibiotic Awareness Day

On 17 November 2014, the President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, participated to the EU-level launch event in Stockholm organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Video-recording of the ECDC event available here.

CPME opinion article “What unites doctors in Europe” on Eurodigest magazine

CPME opinion article “What unites doctors in Europe” on Eurodigest magazine

“Eurodigest”, the journal of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology, published in its Autumn 2014 edition an opinion article signed by Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors. “The primary ethical responsibility of doctors is to benefit the patients whom they serve”, reported Eurodigest, from the CPME Resolution on Professional Autonomy and Clinical Independence of the Medical Profession in Europe (13 June 2009, CPME 2007/003).

Please, click here to access the full article (pg 12 – 13)

Two main European journals reporting a statement of the CPME President

Two main European journals reporting a statement of the CPME President

On 22 October 2014, Euractiv and European Voice reported on their own article a quote of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, regarding the return of medicinal products policy to Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO). “European doctors are delighted that Jean-Claude Juncker reconsidered his decision and for this we are extremely thankful to him and the European Parliament. Medicinal products are not a simple market commodity. Policy-making in this area is not about making money, but about health.” argues Dr Katrín Fjeldsted.

  • Click here to read the European Voice full article ‘Health campaigners welcome Juncker’s rethink on medicines’
  • Click here to read the Euractiv full article ‘Juncker u-turn puts pharma in health Commissioner’s portfolio’

Dr Heikki Palve, vice-president of the CPME, inteviewed from Russia Today International

Dr Heikki Palve, vice-president of the CPME, inteviewed from Russia Today International

On 16 October 2014, Dr Heikki Palve, vice-president of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, has been interviewed from the anchorman of the News of Russia Today International. RT, a global multilingual television news network opereting in more than 100 countries in English, Arabic and Spanish, covered the Ebola case during the evening news at 20.00 (Moscow time) and asked to CPME to have a medical opinion on the disease and on the health security measures that should be followed in this situation.

Please, click here to watch the video.

CPME President quoted in a joint press release on alcohol minimum unit price policy

CPME President quoted in a joint press release on alcohol minimum unit price policy

On 2 September 2014, , European Alcohol Policy Aliance (Eurocare), European Public Health Aliance (EPHA), British Medical Association (BMA) and SHAAP (Scotish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) released a joint press release on the alcohol minimum unit price policy. On 5th September in Brussels, Scottish and European doctors will make the case for health alongside industry supporters of the policy. The President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, commented “Alongside the World Health Organisation, the CPME strongly advocates a “health in all policies” approach to prevent disease and improve health. This includes consideration of health effects in trade policies and this is the reason we have supported the Scottish efforts to introduce a Minimum Unit Price for alcohol in Scotland. This is an opportunity for the European Union to support an innovative health improvement measure, designed for local circumstances, supported by the international evidence and to show that in Europe, health comes first.”

Click here to access the joint press release on EPHA website
Click here to access the joint press release on Medical News Today
 

CPME in an article concerning Continuous Professional Development – CPD on the Swedish newspaper Sjukhusläkaren

CPME in an article concerning Continuous Professional Development – CPD on the Swedish newspaper Sjukhusläkaren

On 7 July 2014, the Swedish newspaper Sjukhusläkaren published an article regarding the Consortium for the study on the identification and examination of training and lifelong learning for health workers within the EU. The consortium is led by the CPME and is composed by five other organisations representing at EU level nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists. A Workshop on CPD has been organised by the Consortium and took place in Brussels on 20 June.

Dr Thomas Zilling, one of the participants to the CPD Workshop, describes in the article the main issues that were debated during the sessions and underlines “the need for continuing education and lifelong learning in most EU countries for all medical professions”. As said in the article, the full report on the CPD study with recommendations will be completed by next October 2014.

Click here to access the article.

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, represented CPME at the seminar on antibiotic resistance organised by EFPIA

Dr Fjeldsted, CPME President, represented CPME at the seminar on antibiotic resistance organised by EFPIA

On 15 June 2014, the Swedish newspaper Sjukhusläkaren has published an article regarding the Seminar on antibiotic resistance organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Mr Richard Bergstrom, Director General of EFPIA, denounced how more and more research companies pull out from research on new antibiotics, and fewer drugs are approved. Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of CPME, asked if drug companies could do as the big publishing houses: using some of the income from the “bestsellers” to finance the publication of poetry. ” I actually like the comparison with publishers. Pharmaceutical companies have invested billions in the development of drugs against Alzheimer’s disease, without getting anywhere. We have our ‘poetry project’ ” said Richard Bergstrom.

Click here to access the article.

CPME in the newspaper Aerzteblatt.de

CPME in the newspaper Aerzteblatt.de

On 22 May 2014, the online newspaper Aerzteblatt.de published an article presenting the European Elections and the importance of the health policy on the EU level. The article also reported the Manifesto presented by the Standing Committee of European Doctors, with the main recommendations developed by the CPME members. The journalist gave emphasis to the professional autonomy issue and some considerations on the healthcare budget cuts.

Click here to access the article.

CPME in a reportage video on the Sănătatea TV, Romanian TV online on Health issues

kmOn 19 May 2014, the Sănătatea TV published a reportage video entitled “Alegerile pentru Parlamentul European pot decide agenda de sănătate a UE pentru următorii 5 ani” (‘Elections to the European Parliament can decide the EU health agenda for the next five years’), reporting a short interview to Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors. After a short presentation of the next european elections and of the european context, the video focused on the Manifestos and opinions on the upcoming elections of the different NGOs in the health sector.

To access the video click here.

CPME in the Newspaper “Ave Vita” of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS)

kmOn 2 May 2014, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Newspaper “Ave Vita” featured an article on one of their students, European Medical Students Association’s (EMSA) Permanent Officer Kristina Mickeviciute, who is currently – due to a long standing agreement between organisations – an intern at the Standing Committee of European Doctors. The newspaper inquired about the role, structure of CPME, workload changes in relation to upcoming European Parliament Elections.

Click here to access the article.

CPME joint press release on the judicial proceedings against two doctors in Turkey.

turkishOn 7 May 2014, the Turkish Medical Association published on its website a news reporting the press release on the current judicial proceedings against two doctors, for the medical attention they provided to injured parties in the context of the Gezi park protests. The press release was co-signed by CPME together with the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

The news on the Turkish Medical Association website is accessible clicking on the links here below:

1 – English version
2 – Turkish version

CPME opinion article “PM+: EU ‘substantially weakens’ informed consent in clinical trials regulation” on The Parliament Magazine

CPME opinion article “PM+: EU ‘substantially weakens’ informed consent in clinical trials regulation” on The Parliament Magazine

On 23 April 2014, the Parliament Magazine reported the opinion article “PM+: EU ‘substantially weakens’ informed consent in clinical trials regulation” signed by Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors. “Informed consent is one of the major achievements of the 20th century in making ethical research acceptable. It forms an integral part of the world medical association’s declaration of Helsinki and is the backbone principle protecting autonomy and self-determination of patients.” argued Dr Fjeldsted.

Please, find here the full article.

CPME in the European Voice Special Report on Access to healthcare

EvoiceOn 10 April 2014, European Voice published a special report on the access to healthcare topic. The Standing Committee of European Doctors was asked to relase a statement on it. “CPME believes access to high quality healthcare is a fundamental right of every patient. Medical need should be the only factor which determines the provision of healthcare” argues Dr Katrin Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors.

 

Please, read here the full report.

CPME in the Euractiv article “Revoir notre mode de vie pour éviter les maladies cardio-vasculaires”

euractiv FROn 27 February 2014, Euractiv France published the article “Revoir notre mode de vie pour éviter les maladies cardio-vasculaires” on how review our lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease. Euractiv France reported the CPME reaction to this topic.

Action against cardio-vascular disease

“CPME strongly believes that treatment guidelines should be reviewed regularly. This is in order to ensure that they enshrine the most complete and up-to-date knowledge possible. It is however vitally important to focus not only on treatment, but also on primary prevention of cardio-vascular disease. CPME would like to underline the necessity of promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting preventive interventions such as screening programmes. These activities should be supported by investment from public healthcare budgets.”

Action against diabetes

“There is great potential to improve the prevention of diabetes and offer best possible care for diabetes patients. Both prevention and treatment of diabetes can be supported by promoting the health literacy of patients. Health literate patients are  thus empowered to making decisions and managing their condition. Doctors and other healthcare professionals can contribute to better diabetes prevention and care through cooperation and communication, both with the patient and amongst each other. This can reinforce preventive measures and ensure patient-centred care, also with a view to tackling co-morbidities. Lastly, the well-considered use of new technologies can support prevention and care.”

Please, read the full article here.

CPME in the Newsletter of the FVE – Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

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The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) has been reported on the FVE Newsletter issued on December 2013. Firstly, the CPME has been menitoned in the article presenting the Conference organised by FVE  in collaboration with the CPME, supported by the Greek Presidency of the Council to the EU and the EU Commission, that will take place on 7 April 2014. The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders, active in the medical and veterinary sector, to discuss on how it is possible to work collaboratively in a One-Health approach (more info available here). The second article on the FVE Newsletter reports that on 24 October 2013, the FVE adopted the ‘Charter of liberal professions’ along with the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the Council of European Dentists (CED) and the European Council of Engineers Chambers (ECEC).

The FVE newsletter is accessible here.

CPME opinion article “Tobacco products directive: New legislative framework can ‘inspire’ determined action” on The Parliament Magazine


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On 26 February 2014, the Parliament Magazine published the CPME opinion article “Tobacco products directive: New legislative framework can ‘inspire’ determined action”. “We believe this new directive enshrines conducive policies proven to discourage the up-take and support the cessation of smoking. In particular the provisions on labelling of tobacco products and control of additives are a big step forward” emphasized by Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the CPME.

Full article available here.

CPME opinion article “EU must ‘take concrete action’ to protect patients’ right to confidentiality” on The Parliament Magazine

1On 19 February 2014, the CPME opinion article “EU must ‘take concrete action’ to protect patients’ right to confidentiality” has been published from the Parliament Magazine. “If a patient comes to my office and fears that their medical record might be hacked by a stranger, how am I supposed to ensure the confidentiality of our exchanges? Health outcomes depend on trust between the patient and the physician.”  argues Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

Please, click here to read the full article.

Joint press release with the WMA in the German Medical Journal

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On 3 February 2014, the German Medical Journal published an article entitled “EU-Verordnung über klinische Prüfungen: Kompromiss verabschiedet” (EU regulation on clinical trials: compromise adopted). Their article reported the joint press release (available here) issued by CPME and the World Medical Association on 19 December 2013.

The German version of the article is available here.

CPME article on the World Medical Journal

wmjOn the occasion of the December 2013 edition, the World Medical Journal published the CPME article “News from the CPME: Up-date on policy developments in the European Union”. The article, co-signed by Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and Ms Birgit Beger, CPME Secretary General, aimed to provide an update about the main CPME activities, in particular on the tender on Continuous Professional Development and on ethics committees and informed consent.

Please, go to pag 230 to see the full article.

CPME article on the Polish Healthcare Journal

CPME article on the Polish Healthcare Journal

In its December 2013 issue, Polish healthcare journal Nationwide Healthcare System published an opinion article “Medical profession in Europe: challenges and solutions”. “Professional autonomy both at organisational and individual level is a vital tool for the achievement of high quality health care and as such a patient right. In addition, maintenance of atrustful patient-doctor relationship must be central to the introduction of new technologies. Patients’ medical interests should be at the core of any decision, both in policy and treatment context. Therefore cost-effectiveness in the healthcare sector should be kept at the lowest required level,” argues Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

The Polish version of the article is available here, pg 19.

CPME in the Newsletter of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

CPME in the Newsletter of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

In November 2013, the newsletter of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing quoted the CPME statement on the status of work of the patient empowerment subgroup of the A3 Action Group on prevention of frailty and functional decline.

To read the Newsletter, please click here.

CPME in the Science/Business article “MEPs approve new rules to modernise EU data protection”

CPME in the Science/Business article “MEPs approve new rules to modernise EU data protection”

On 23 October 2013, the online magazine Science/Business published an article, reporting an analysis of the LIBE vote on data protection. Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, argued that “the adopted text does not foresee any exemption to the right to be forgotten for purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, medical diagnosis, provision of care or treatment or the management of healthcare”.

To read the full article, please click here.

CPME in the Euractiv article “Digital summit seeks to move away from snooping debate”

CPME in the Euractiv article “Digital summit seeks to move away from snooping debate”

On 23 October 2013, Euractiv published the article “Digital summit seeks to move away from snooping debate” commenting the LIBE vote on data protection and reporting also the reaction of the Standing Committee of European Doctors, emphasized by Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the CPME.

Please, find here the full article.

CPME in the Europolitics article “Data protection approved in EP, moves on to EU summit”

CPME in the Europolitics article “Data protection approved in EP, moves on to EU summit”

On 22 October, Europolitics reported the reaction of the Standing Committee of European Doctors to the vote in the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) on data protection. “It is absolutely stunning how MEPs sacrificed medical ethics by waiving the obligation for a researcher to fully inform an individual of the research characteristics before he gives his consent” commented Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

To read the full article on Europolitics, please click here.

CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules for high-quality healthcare” on Euractiv

CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules for high-quality healthcare” on Euractiv

On 21 October 2013, Euractiv published the CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules for high-quality healthcare”.  Health and medical data need specific attention when legislation on data protection is at stake. Patients’ data contain highly sensitive information and require particularly strict protection and security mechanisms against any unauthorised access, mismanagement, or identity theft, says Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors.

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules key condition to providing high quality patient care” on The Parliament Magazine

CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules key condition to providing high quality patient care” on The Parliament Magazine

On 17 October 2013, the CPME opinion article “Strong data protection rules key contribution to providing high quality patient care” has been published from the Parliament Magazine.  ”The European parliament’s civil liberties and home affairs committee will vote on the general data protection regulation next week in Strasbourg on October. MEPs in the LIBE committee will be voting on more than 4000 amendments to the highly controversial package, which aims to provide European citizens with more control over their personal data” argues Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME in the Euractiv article “Campaigners call for common EU strategy on health literacy”

CPME in the Euractiv article “Campaigners call for common EU strategy on health literacy”

On 9 October 2013, Euractiv reported a quote of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME): “Health literacy has existed for ages, but it’s just now with the web that it’s more accessible and there’s more of it. What’s the quality of this information and who’s responsible for it? You can get all sorts of information, but you don’t know what’s right or wrong. That brings you back to Big Brother. Should Big Brother edit what’s on the internet? Or can it be free for all to put information there including wrong information? It’s a very complicated issue.”

Please, click here to read the Euractiv article

CPME in the Euractiv article “Parliament waters down EU tobacco directive, sparking left-right tensions”

CPME in the Euractiv article “Parliament waters down EU tobacco directive, sparking left-right tensions”

On 9 October 2013, Euractiv reported a quote of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) about the European Parliament plenary vote on tobacco products directive. “CPME is encouraged that the European Parliament has mandated the Rapporteur to proceed with negotiations. However we are disappointed with the outcome of the vote on several key issues. If this result was the only achievable outcome, we sincerely hope it will not be weakened further in negotiations with the Council in order to make this Directive as effective as possible.” She continued: “We very much regret the MEPs’ choice to reject the proposed ban of so-called ‘slim’ cigarettes. No-one who has seen these products and their marketing can deny that they are overwhelmingly targeted at young girls and intentionally associate aspirational lifestyle messages with their consumption. These products are harmful to health, this should be the main message they convey. Without a ban, we can expect to see further health damage among young female smokers.”

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME reaction to the Tobacco vote on The Parliament Magazine

CPME reaction to the Tobacco vote on The Parliament Magazine

On 8 October 2013, The Parliament Magazine published the article “TPD reaction: Europe’s doctors ‘disappointed’ with outcome of tobacco vote on ‘several key issues’” reporting CPME comments about the European Parliament plenary vote on the tobacco products directive. Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), hopes that the tobacco products directive will not be weakened any further than it has been during the upcoming negotiations with EU member states.

Please, click here to read the full article.

CPME opinion article “MEPs must base EU tobacco products directive on ‘unambiguous’ scientific evidence” on The Parliament Magazine

CPME opinion article “MEPs must base EU tobacco products directive on ‘unambiguous’ scientific evidence” on The Parliament Magazine

On 7 October 2013, The Parliament Magazine published the CPME opinion article about the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive (tbc). “There should be no compromise on health and that is why there should be only one way forward for the tobacco products directive” argues Ms Birgit Beger, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

Please, click here to read the article.

CPME in the Europolitics article “MEPs tighten surveillance of medical devices”

CPME in the Europolitics article “MEPs tighten surveillance of medical devices”

On 27 September 2013, Europolitics reported a comment of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) on the ENVI votes on medical devices: “I am confident the European Union will have strong regulations on medical devices and IVD medical device if the Council of the European Union will also uphold strong ethical principles in line with the European Parliament. CPME applauds the ENVI committee vote on medical devices and IVD medical devices. MEPs voted in favour of internationally recognised ethical principles, informed consent, transparency of data and the protection of minors participating in clinical assessments of medical devices.  Clinical assessments may not proceed without obtaining informed consent and without the approval of an Ethics Committee. Transparency measures are improved as the results of clinical investigations will be made accessible to the public upon specific requests and doctors will have full access to such data. The Council should also uphold these provisions, ensuring the safety of patients. The same principles should apply in the clinical trials regulation, which is currently being negotiated between Parliament and Council.”

Please read here the Europolitics artilce.

CPME in the Euractiv article “MEPs vote for stricter approval system for medical devices”

CPME in the Euractiv article “MEPs vote for stricter approval system for medical devices”

On 26 September 2013, Euractiv reported a quote of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME): “I am confident the European Union will have strong regulations on medical devices and IVD medical device if the Council of the European Union will also uphold strong ethical principles in line with the European Parliament. CPME applauds the ENVI committee vote on medical devices and IVD medical devices. MEPs voted in favour of internationally recognised ethical principles, informed consent, transparency of data and the protection of minors participating in clinical assessments of medical devices.  Clinical assessments may not proceed without obtaining informed consent and without the approval of an Ethics Committee. Transparency measures are improved as the results of clinical investigations will be made accessible to the public upon specific requests and doctors will have full access to such data. The Council should also uphold these provisions, ensuring the safety of patients. The same principles should apply in the clinical trials regulation, which is currently being negotiated between Parliament and Council.”

To read the Euractiv article, please visit here.

CPME opinion article “EU Health Ministers Need to Agree on Strong Tobacco Policy and Stop 650,000 Europeans from Dying Each Year” on World Medical Journal.

CPME opinion article “EU Health Ministers Need to Agree on Strong Tobacco Policy and Stop 650,000 Europeans from Dying Each Year” on World Medical Journal.

On September 2013, the CPME opinion article “EU Health Ministers Need to Agree on Strong Tobacco Policy and Stop 650,000 Europeans from Dying Each Year” has been published on the World Medical Journal, vol. 59.  “The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) warmly welcomes the presidencies’ commitment to ensuring that the TPD revision results in a meaningful legal framework to reduce tobacco-related harm. European doctors call decision-makers to keep health at the heart of the negotiations.” said Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

Please, to read the article, on pg 127, click here.

The World Medical Journal published the article “Basic Wellness Features and Some Related Actions Propensive for Active and Healthy Ageing” signed by Prof. Gelu Onose

The World Medical Journal published the article “Basic Wellness Features and Some Related Actions Propensive for Active and Healthy Ageing” signed by Prof. Gelu Onose

On September 2013, the World Medical Journal, with the occasion of the edition of the vol. 59, published the article “Basic Wellness Features and Some Related Actions Propensive for Active and Healthy Ageing” signed by Prof. Gelu Onose, Chair on CPME Working Group on Active and Healthy Ageing.

Please, to read the article, on pg 155, click here.

CPME in Euractiv on tobacco vote: Industry furious as MEPs vote for stronger EU tobacco control.

CPME in Euractiv on tobacco vote: Industry furious as MEPs vote for stronger EU tobacco control.

“Tobacco is not just a matter of lifestyle choice for adults, over two thirds of European smokers start before the age of 18. The truth is that tobacco is a deadly, addictive product that kills half of its users when used as intended. In this respect, the European public health community welcomes these proposals as a step in the right direction towards reducing the attractiveness of tobacco, particularly to young people. The public health community maintains though that this directive could and should go further.” Joint statement on the proposal for revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive of CPME, ECC, EHN, EPHA, ENSP, NTAK, Health Forum.

Please read here the Euractiv article.

CPME in the Euractiv article “US doctors look with envy at Europe’s medical devices approval scheme”

CPME in the Euractiv article “US doctors look with envy at Europe’s medical devices approval scheme”

On 3 July 2013, Euractiv reported a quote of Dr Katrín Fjeldsted, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME): “Mandatory approval of the ethics committee for medical devices before the clinical investigation begins is crucial for patient safety. European doctors consider this essential to be taken on board in the Regulation and welcome the report of MEP Dagmar Roth-Behrendt (amendments 15 and 84) which upholds internationally recognised standards of protection (Declaration of Helsinki, Rev. 2008, paragraph 15). Notwithstanding the different ramifications of the proposal for patient safety and innovation, CPME reminds, just like clinical trials for medicinal products, that the start of clinical investigations should only be granted after positive approval of the ethics committee. CPME calls on members of the European Parliament to maintain the mandatory role of ethics committees and vote in favour of amendments 15 and 84 in September.”

To view the Euractiv article, please visit here.

CPME in the Europolitics article ‘Report denounces health bill of coal-fired plants’

CPME in the Europolitics article ‘Report denounces health bill of coal-fired plants’

On 11 March 2013, Europolitics (n. 4603) reported on the publication of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) study ‘The Unpaid Health Bill – How Coal Power Plants Make us Sick’, mentioning CPME’s activities on environmental health issues.

To view the Europolitics article, please visit here.