The EU economy might be splintering apart. But, meanwhile, a number of patient/public/private organisations are ‘euro-zoning’ in on the task of providing better information for patients on medicines development.
The new initiative – which was launched on 1st February – is called the European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovation or EUPATI for short.
Thank goodness they did indeed shorten it to a more palatable – indeed culinary sounding – anagram. Is it me or is EU-speak and what EU organisations put out completely indicepherable all of the time? And isn’t there an irony in that, given the objective?
I’ve not quite disentangled all the bits and bodies behind EUPATI, but the consortium is being led by the European Patients Forum. EUPATI has its first public conference coming up later this year and has a range of products in its sights including an internet library of resources.
I was sent the news release by a number of good colleagues, and I am taking heart from this that UK patients and patient groups are getting involved.