With the challenges facing healthcare in Europe, no one sector has all the answers. Everyone in healthcare and health research shares the goal of improving the lives of patients. If we can work together right across the patient journey to improve outcomes that really matter to patients then there is great potential to address the challenges. It’s about partnership and collaboration. It’s about making connections. 

What does this mean in practice? How does our shared desire for collaboration translate into innovation, research, and regulation? 

Networks are being built; processes, optimised. Examples of these include an online epilepsy support community, the provision of hepatitis C testing, improved stroke care and diabetes education for kids.

When we connect in healthcare, everything is possible. And we won’t rest until everyone benefits.