Patient safety / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improving Patient Safety in Europe [IPSE]
The main objectives of IPSE are to: (a) establish a consensus Infection Control Professional core curriculum and inventory of courses, (b) produce deliverables providing managers and health services s...
The main objectives of IPSE are to: (a) establish a consensus Infection Control Professional core curriculum and inventory of courses, (b) produce deliverables providing managers and health services staff with timely and periodic information and indicators of the morbidity of HAI, (c) make available evidence-based guidelines and educational tools to better and effectively manage the risk of HAI and AMR. Early detection and response to nosocomial outbreaks of known or new pathogens, including multiple resistant organisms should progress (2002/77/EC). The project is intended to foster the containment of the emergence and spread of multiple resistant organisms in the ICU through an integrated surveillance programme and provide educational support to new HAI surveillance networks. Finally a consensus on surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in EU nursing homes is necessary.
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Patient safety
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Information System to Monitor Short and Long-Term Morbidity to Improve Quality of Care and Patient-Safety for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants [EURONEOSTAT]
We aim to develop an Information System to assess quality of health care delivered to very prematurely infants (birth weight less than 1.500 g and/or less than 32 wks) at different units, regions and ...
We aim to develop an Information System to assess quality of health care delivered to very prematurely infants (birth weight less than 1.500 g and/or less than 32 wks) at different units, regions and EU countries. This could contribute to improve the health status of those high-risk infants, and detect any outcome inequalities that might exist, by:
1. create and validate a set of neonatal indicators to evaluate the specific rates of neonatal and post-neonatal mobility;
2. test the hypothesis that gestational age is a better indication of short- and long-term risks than birth weight;
3. use specific health indicators given by participating units for benchmarking to identify areas with opportunities to improve quality-of-care, and monitor their success, in selected areas, we will perform inter-regional comparisons to identify outcomes affected by variability of clinical practices and health delivery systems;
4. develop and validate a minimal follow-up dataset to assess the quality of life at 24 months, and an expanded questionnaire to be tested at selected institutions or regions;
5. assess the predictive value of perinatal indicators for the health status at 24 months; and develop software and tools to collect, transfer, validate, standardise and compare the perinatal and follow-up data collected, using up-to-date ICT.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009
Call: Health Information (Hi 2005)
Topic: Patient safety
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Prevent_FY2014 [Prevent_FY2014]
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing...
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing and promoting good workplace health practice, which in turn contributes to a high level of health protection and sustainable economic and social development in Europe.
This vision is part of a broader vision at European policy level: The EU Lisbon Agenda identifies the goal for this decade to develop the EU region `to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion`. In this context workplace health promotion is part of the concept of quality in work with impacts on productivity, employment and social cohesion.

Healthy work impacts on the quality of working life and non-working life, and contributes to the level of health protection of communities and populations. It also impacts on microeconomic performance (productivity and innovation) and macroeconomic performance (efficiency of the health care, welfare and education sector, competitiveness of businesses at company, national and European level). Healthy work finally also contributes to social cohesion.

Healthy work is organised through processes both inside and outside enterprises that are based on the general management cycle, and specifically include infrastructure building and marketing.

With its vision and mission, ENWHP contributes especially to the reduction of health inequalities, to the development of a European health information system and to improving important health determinants with impacts on all relevant settings in working and non-working life.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Patient safety
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Union Network for Patient Safety [EUNetPaS]
EUNetPaS seeks to establish an umbrella network to improve cooperation among Member States in the field of patient safety, particular with respect to culture, reporting and learning systems, and educa...
EUNetPaS seeks to establish an umbrella network to improve cooperation among Member States in the field of patient safety, particular with respect to culture, reporting and learning systems, and education, and thus avoid overlap and duplication of efforts.


Start date: 01/02/2008 - End date: 01/08/2010

Call: Health Information (Hi 2007)
Topic: Patient safety
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ERN Rare Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT Disorders [CRANIO]
This proposal lays out the Work Programme for 2017 within the contents of the Multiannual Work Plan for the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT disorders (ERN CRANIO). ERN CR...
This proposal lays out the Work Programme for 2017 within the contents of the Multiannual Work Plan for the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT disorders (ERN CRANIO). ERN CRANIO involves teams from 29 European hospitals (10 Member States) that provide care, education, teaching, research and management of rare craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip/palate and ENT disorders. Our vision is that the best multidisciplinary initial care for all those with craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders is not a privilege to be purchased but a moral right secured for all European patients.
Our MISSION is to consistently and persistently strive towards achieving our vision through:
1. Establishment and management of a steady referral network for patients with craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders throughout Europe; 2. Improvement of the quality of care, by enhancing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the patients with rare craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders; 3. Minimization of the deviation from our operational standards and sharing best practices through suitable quality improvement initiatives, while monitoring their effectiveness using measures and indicators; 4. Stimulating innovation through multicentre research projects on (genetic) causes, pathophysiology, and associated problems, and introduction of eHealth; 5. Supporting the continuous learning and development of all our members by providing high quality educational and training opportunities to medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals; 6. Disseminating gained knowledge, making it available to all stakeholders.

In Year 1, ERN CRANIO will focus on collecting and analysing the available data on diagnoses, treatment, follow-up programmes, education and eHealth. In addition, the aim is to further expand the network in the first year by including relevant partners and experts. The results of the first year will set the agenda for subsequent years.
Start date: 01/03/2017 - End date: 28/02/2018

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2017
Topic: Patient safety