Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care


EHMA Webinar: Hand Hygiene Compliance, 2nd round

The second round of webinars on the safe clinical practices took place on 9 May 2014. The event aimed to provide a comprehensive and dynamic discussion about the interventions to increase the hand hygiene compliance safe clinical practice.

Around thirty healthcare professionals from six countries took part in the webinar, a genuine opportunity for sharing experiences and good practices from across Europe.

For further information, please visit the PaSQ website.

EHMA Webinar: Hand Hygiene Compliance

In the framework of the Joint Action Network for Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PASQ), a webinar on the safe clinical practices on hand hygiene compliance took place on 18 March 2014. The event was part of the “training of the multiplicators” activity of the Joint Action and counted with the participation of WHO experts to present their multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy as well as presentations of good practices in the successful implementation of this strategy in European health care organisations.

For further information about the programme please click here (PDF 530 KB). To access the presentations, please click here. The recording of the session will be available soon. For further information, please click here.

Introduction to the project

The EU Network for Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PaSQ) is a Joint Action (JA) between the European Commission and the 27 EU Member States. This extensive network brings together the health authorities of the EU Member States, representatives of the European medical community (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and managers of healthcare organizations), patient associations as well as international organizations and the European Commission.
The JA is coordinated by HAS (the French National Authority for Health). With an overall budget of 6 million Euros, the action is co-funded at the level of 50% under the Public Health Programme and will run for 36 months, until March 31st 2015.


In the next three years, PASQ will facilitate the exchange of information on issues related to quality of health care, including patient safety and patient involvement and establish common principles at the EU level through the integration of existing knowledge, experiences and expertise gathered from Member States and EU stakeholders.
It will further facilitate the development of Patient Safety programmes in EU Member States and provide support to those countries less advanced in the field. To do so, it will also promote the involvement of stakeholders through the support in the setup of dedicated national platforms. More specifically PaSQ will develop exchanges of MS experiences to improve Patient Safety at the health care organization (HCO) level and Quality of Care at national or regional level. This voluntary exchange of experiences could lead, in the long term, to a peer review system for quality management systems in health care.

EHMA’s Role

EHMA is involved in the „training of multipliers as part of WP5- Patient Safety Initiatives Implementation, led by AQuMed from Germany. The PaSQ JA has officially started on the 1st April and will last for 3 years. If you are interested in learning more about the JA, please do not hesitate to contact Judit Csiszar.
For more information, please contact Michele Calabro at EHMA.

Project website

For more information on this project, please visit PaSQ Website

This project has received funding from the Executive Agency for Health and Consumer as part of the Health Programme 2008-2013.
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