Meeting with the European Commission policy officer in charge of patient safety
As part of the awareness raising activities of the "Joint EPUAP-EWMA Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Patient Safety project", Prof. Zena Moore (representing EPUAP) and Dr Hubert Vuagnat (representing EWMA) met on the 15 June in Luxemburg with the European Commission (DG-SANTE) policy officer in charge of patient safety Mr Matthias Schuppe.
The meeting objectives were to:
- Call upon the European Commission to look at the patient safety agenda from a wound care perspective;
- Raise awareness on the costs of pressure ulcer and the value of prevention;
- Present the two organisations and the advocacy project;
- Discuss how they could support the European Commission’s work on patient safety.
During the next month’s dialogue will be sought established with Members of the European Parliament trough similar meetings.