Safer healthcare in Europe: improving patient safety and fighting antimicrobial resistance
Consideration of draft report
Council Recommendation of 9 June 2009 (2009/C 151/01) on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections called for the implementation of a series of measures to improve patient safety in the EU. The Commission published in June 2014 its second report on the implementation of the Recommendation.
In his draft report, the Rapporteur Piernicola Pedicini, MEP, welcomes the latest measures put in place by Member States. He notes the implementation report shows uneven progress among Member States, and regrets that some Member States have obviously slowed down implementation of the Council recommendations because of financial constraints from the economic crisis.
He welcomes work of ECDC, EFSA and EMA and calls for responsible, well-targeted use of antibiotics in both human and veterinary medicine. Moreover, he calls on the co-legislator, when negotiating the proposal for a regulation on veterinary medicinal products 2014/0257 (COD), to make recommendations in line with the One Health principle.
The deadline for amendments is 4 March 2015, with a vote in ENVI envisaged for 26 March 2015. …more (draft report) pdf. (Link being updated)