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Almost one-third of EU GDP spent on social protection

Highest ratios in France, Denmark and Finland

Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the European Union (EU) has increased slightly, from 28.6% of GDP
in 2010 to 29.0% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In 2015,
the two main sources of funding of social protection at EU level were social contributions, making up 54% of total
receipts, and general government contributions from taxes at 43%.

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Congrès de la FFCM

Capvern les Bains les 12 et 13 Septembre

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Patient Solidarity Day - Saturday 2 December 2017


Patient Solidarity Day takes place each December. Thousands of people from around the world rally around one key issue facing patients and raise awareness by hosting events and showing support for the Day.

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European Cross-Border Cooperation on Health: Theory and Practice

A study published by the European Commission

The study provides an overview of the development of the existing European legal provisions that enable cross-border health care. It also points out to the obstacles and success factors that define cross-border cooperation.

Chapter 3 includes a regional analysis of the importance of patients, clients and their families in cross-border health cooperation.

See HERE the full text



Fédération Française des Curistes Médicalisés (FFCM) - Comm.6


1) Comment obtenir un double de la prise en charge de cure en cas de perte
2) A propos des 3 visites médicales de cure
3) ALD: Réduction du champ de l'indemnisation du transport et de l'hébergement
4) Groupe Inter Associatif sur le Thermalisme (GIAT)
5) Augmentation du forfait hospitalier (Communiqué de France Assos Santé)
6) Prochain bulletin national FFCM INFORMATION
7) Pensez à consulter le site de la FFCM
https://ffcm - curistes.wixsite.com/ffcm


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Fédération Française des Curistes Médicalisés (FFCM) - Comm.5


1)Invitation aux réunions du mois d'août (accès libre et gratuit)
Châtel-Guyon (63) Jeudi 03 août à 15 h 30
  • Réunion de la FFCM - Casino de Châtel-Guyon, Salle des Ambassadeurs
    Capvern-les-Bains (65) Jeudi 03 août à 17 h
  • Réunion de l'ACCB - Salle Georges Brassens
    Évaux-les-Bains (23) Mercredi 9 août à 16 h 30
  • Réunion de la FFCM - salle de conférences de l’établissement thermal
    Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (59) Jeudi 17 août à 15 h 30
  • Réunion de la FFCM - Salle André Malraux, avenue du Collège
    Capvern-les-Bains (65) Jeudi 24 août à 17 h
  • Réunion de l'ACCB - Salle Georges Brassens

    2) Création d'un groupe de travail inter-associatif sur le thermalisme

    3) Vers une augmentation du nombre des points d'application des soins de boue en 2018

    4) Le Ministère de la Santé renouvèle l'agrément de la FFCM

    5) Création des Unions Régionales des Associations Agréées du Système de Santé (URAASS)


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    European & National Medicines Regulatory Systems
    challenges for an equitable, timely and suitable access to innovation


    Active Citizenship Network celebrated the 11th European Patients' Rights Day with a conference, held on the 10 May 2017 in Brussels. The aim of the convention was to discuss, inform and suggest new approaches to the existing European and national medicines regulatory systems, for better management of access to innovation.

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    WHO news update
    Framework on integrated people-centred health services


    Dear colleagues,

    On behalf of the WHO integrated people-centred health services team, I am pleased to share with you a few news items summarizing our recent work. Please note that all news can be found on our IPCHS webpage.We would also like to highlight this recent meeting organized by the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

  • New WHO advisory group launched in Almaty to shape the future of primary health care

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    Ealth tourism in the EU

    A general investigation

    This study defines and explores health tourism and its three main components: medical, wellness, and spa tourism. Health tourism comprises around 5% of general tourism in the EU28 and contributes approximately 0.3% to the EU economy.

    Health tourism has a much higher domestic share than general tourism does.Increasing the share of health tourism may reduce tourism seasonality, improve sustainability and labour quality, and may help to reduce health costs through prevention measures and decreased pharmaceutical consumption.

    Professor Alceste Santuari, Secretary-General of EAPTC is among the European experts that have been interviewed in the report.

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