The Patient Access Partnership (PACT) is a patient-led multi-stakeholder network bringing together patients, the medical and public health community, industry and the European and member states policy makers and institutions, in order to develop and move forward on innovative solutions to reduce inequities in access to quality healthcare in the EU.
The Patient Access Partnership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in health care in the EU.
The Patient Access Partnership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in improving access to quality health care in EU, from associations to non-governmental organizations, industry, industry associations, consultancies, independent professionals, European and member states policy makers and Institutions.
There is no requirement of formal affiliation, and participants to our activities become automatically partners. The partnership status is only linked to the specific contribution of the partner.
Many patients in Europe have no or limited access to proper and timely diagnosis and treatment. The MEPs Interest Group on Patient Access to Healthcare is committed to playing a major role in providing a platform for discussion and concrete action, in cooperation with patients and the healthcare community. It will also promote synergies and knowledge-sharing regarding disease specific initiatives in the EP relating to access, and other thematic interest groups to ensure maximum effectiveness.
The Patient Access Partnership focuses its work on 3 main areas: Ensuring access is high on the political agenda, in close cooperation with the MEP Interest Group on Access to Healthcare; Mapping access to healthcare in EU 28, based on the 5As principles of access and the development of a tool to measure access and identify barriers.