Links :: Organisations and Groups

European Public Health Alliance

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations working in support of health in Europe. 32 EPHA members are pan-European networks.

EPHA aims to promote and protect the health interests of all people living in Europe and to strengthen the dialogue between the EU institutions, citizens and NGOs in support of healthy public policies.

World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.

PEDro - The Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help you quickly discriminate between trials that are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not.

You can search the database with PEDros easy-to-use search engine. The search engine will give you access to all records on the PEDro database.

European Forum for Primary Care

The European Forum for Primary Care was initiated in early 2005 by a group of interested parties from several countries. The aim of the Forum is to improve the health of the population by promoting strong Primary Care. This is done by advocating for Primary Care, by generating data and evidence on Primary Care and by exchanging information between its members. The Forum seeks to expand its membership and thereby to become a leading force for in Primary Care in Europe.

Fit for Work Europe Coalition

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition has come together to address the social and economic impact of MSDs in Europe.

The Coalition will serve as a wide and representative network to ask policy audiences and stakeholders to work towards National Plans for MSDs, providing active and dedicated leadership on MSDs at European and, crucially, at national level.

We hold that MSDs, if appropriately managed, can be a non-disabling disease, and call for the necessary arrangements in healthcare systems and the workplace to cater for those suffering from MSDs so that they may remain... Fit for Work.

The Bone and Joint Decade

On January 13, 2000, the Bone and Joint Decade was formally launched at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. This came on the heels of the November 30, 1999 endorsement by the United Nations.

The goal of the Bone and Joint Decade is to improve the health- related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world. These disorders are the most notorious and common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people across the world. The Decade aims to raise awareness and promote positive actions to combat the suffering and costs to society associated with musculoskeletal disorders such as joint diseases, osteoporosis, spinal disorders, severe trauma to the extremities and crippling diseases and deformities in children.

European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education

The cradle of ENPHE stood in Leuven. In 1992, the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) organised a meeting for European schools of physiotherapy with a 4 year educational programme. Some attendants of this meeting kept in touch with each other and the idea of setting up a European network of physiotherapy schools was elaborated.

Karel Stappaerts from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), Patrick Willems from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Mary Garrett from University College of Dublin (Ireland) and Henri Bour from the Polytechnic of Utrecht (The Netherlands) prepared a meeting in order to create a European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE). The organisation was done by the University of Leuven and more than 400 European schools of physiotherapy were invited for this founding meeting in Leuven on 11th and 12th February 1995.

83 participants from 68 schools, coming from 15 European countries attended the meeting, which was financially supported by the European Commission. In the opening session, the participants were addressed by the rector of the University of Leuven, Mrs. Kiki Verli who represented the Task Force Human Resources \'Education, formation and youth\' of the EC, Mr. Antonio Lopes who represented the SLCP and Prof. Jean Camy, one of the initiators of a European network for schools of physical education. In the following session, a presentation and a first analysis of physiotherapy education systems in different European countries was given. The meeting ended up with the presentation of the charter of ENPHE and the election of the national representatives in the Coordinating Group. Within the Coordinating Group, four officers in the Executive Board were elected. Karel Stappaerts was elected as president, Mary Garrett as vice-president, Henri Bour as secretary general and Michel Paparemborde from Lille (France) as treasurer.

Standing Committee of the Hospitals of the EU (Hope)

The Standing Committee of the Hospitals of the European Union (HOPE) is a non-governmental European association, which was created in 1966 and is since 1995 an international association for social gain.

Standing Committee of European Doctors

The Standing Committee of European Doctors is composed of 25 members.

European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)

The UEMS tackled straightaway the problem of quality, trying to obtain from the European Commission and the member States a level of training comparably high for the future medical specialists of the Six Common Market countries. This vision of the future resulted in the elaboration of common general criteria, applicable to all specialists wishing to move from one member country to another.

European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)

European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) was established in 1971. The Committee represents over a million nurses and is the independent voice of the nursing profession.

Membership consists of representatives from the national nurses association in membership with the International Council of Nurses from each EU Member State and countries in membership of the Council of Europe, many of which are applicants for EU membership status.

Representatives are also invited from the national nurses\\\' associations from countries which have made formal application for EU membership.

Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) is the European association representing community pharmacists.

PGEU’s members are the national associations and professional bodies of community pharmacists in 29 European countries including EU Member States, EU candidate countries and EFTA members.

Through its members, PGEU represents around 400,000 community pharmacists contributing to the health of over 500 million people throughout Europe.

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is an umbrella organisation of veterinary organisations from 35 European countries. FVE also includes four specialised veterinary groups: Practising Veterinarians (UEVP), Hygienists and Public Health Veterinarians (UEVH), and State Veterinary Officers (EASVO).

FVE aims to defend the interests of the veterinary profession on European level by close contacts with, and written submissions to, the relevant European bodies and institutions.

FVE strives to maintain a structure to assemble opinions from all members of the European veterinary body and to formulate these opinions into one corporate voice.

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ACTIVE Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Group

Fully coordinated national network of physiotherapy clinics in Canada. The Expertise of Many. The Strength of One.

Medic International

Medic International can provide therapists, technicians, doctors and other medical professionals on a temporary or permanent basis.

MediStaff - A division of Worldwide Staffing Inc.

Specialists in the placement of Physical Therapists, PTA's, Occupational Therapists, COTA's, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Nurses & Practical Nurses into PERMANENT and TRAVELING POSITIONS ACROSS AMERICA

Neurological Therapy Specialists

Prowrap Bandage

The ProWrap bandage represents the next generation in bandage technology and offers the patient the right support and compression exactly where it is needed.

International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health Care, is a non-profit, independent organisation with members in over 70 countries. ISQua works to provide services to guide health professionals, providers, researchers, agencies, policy makers and consumers, to achieve excellence in healthcare delivery to all people, and to continuously improve the quality and safety of care.

University of Hertfordshire - Department of Physiotherapy

Queen Margaret University College (Edinburgh) Department of Physiotherapy

About the dept.

UWE School of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

Info about the school, courses, staff etc.

Continuing education for physical and occupational therapists entirely online. A wide variety of courses. Choose a course, pass the post test, pay on our secure server, print your certificate. Fast, easy, secure.

European Policy Centre

The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank, committed to making European integration work.

The EPC works at the ‘cutting edge’ of European policy-making providing its members and the wider public with rapid, high-quality information and analysis on the EU policy agenda. It aims to promote a balanced dialogue between the different constituencies of its membership, spanning all aspects of economic and social life.

Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinsons disease Europe (APPDE)

The Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinsons disease Europe (APPDE) is an association for physiotherapists, other healthcare professionals interested in physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s, together with people with Parkinsons and their carers.
Its mission is to initiate and support knowledge transfer to promote best physiotherapy practice for people with Parkinsons across Europe.
Examples of how the APPDE fulfills its mission include:
• Developing and running tailored courses to meet the needs of health care organizations and educational institutions across Europe.
• Facilitating the translation of research into clinical practice through supporting guideline development.
• Listening to our patients needs across Europe and adjusting to local health care requirement
The website signposts to good quality resources and information