Improved healthcare through innovative solutions

About Health First Europe

Health First Europe is a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and healthcare experts and the medical technology industry.

We aim to ensure that equitable access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare is regarded as a vital investment in the future of Europe. We call for truly patient-centred healthcare and believe that every European citizen should benefit from the best medical treatments available.

  • Innovating for sustainable healthcare systems in Europe
  • Healthcare practitioners are a key factor for innovating in new models of delivering healthcare services
  • Patient-centric solutions for sustainable health systems
  • Consistently valorising quality health is the cornerstone of a productive Europe
  • "Health equals wealth". Health is a productive economic factor in terms of employment, innovation and economic growth

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    Kay Swinburne

    ( EPP, UK )

    • Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
    • DEEA Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary
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Latest News


John Bowis, Honorary President of Health First Europe

John Bowis, Honorary President of Health First Europe

Launch of ‘E-Quality in E-Health’ brochure | 05 Feb 2014


12 May 2015

We all know that the European Union's current demographics are requiring a serious debate about the need to transform traditional healthcare systems. As patients, many of us have been calling for changes – eHealth implementation, access to care in the community, greater focus and accessibility to preventive services – but fundamental change of healthcare delivery lags behind our desires as consumers of health services.  How much more patient should we [...]

Patient's Corner

  • 3D windpipe 'saves children's lives'

    By Smitha Mundasad | May 2015

    Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.The patients suffer from a rare illness that ...