News Archive: November 2017

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Coordinator, Health Information For All (HIFA) discusses patient empowerment through knowledge. Patients, health workers and everyone who in one way or another is a stakeholder in the health sector need access to timely, reliable healthcare information to maintain the highest...
On Saturday, 2nd December, patient advocates from across the world will rally together to mark the annual Patient Solidarity Day. As a movement, we will be standing united in recognition of the significant need for and benefit of, empowered and informed patients. We believe that patient empowerment...
Mark-John Clifford, Co-Founder of the blog Health in the Laugh Lane , relieves his journey on how he became more empowered as patient. I believe I can trace my start as an empowered patient to when my parents were involved with my treatment as a child for polio. I don’t remember everything in...
In the time leading up to and on the actual day of the Patient Solidarity Campaign day, send us your photographs that best capture the patient empowerment experience from your perspective. By doing this you enter our PSD 2017 photo competition that gives you the chance to be the Patient Solidarity...
Isabel Saraiva chair of the European Lung Foundation discusses what effective patient involvement is. I recently started my three year term as chair of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), an organisation that brings together patients, the public with respiratory healthcare professionals to...
In the run up to this year’s Patient Solidarity Day, this month’s policy briefing further explores the theme of patient empowerment, this time focusing on the role of patient empowerment when patients participate in research. For truly patient-centred healthcare, patients must be...