Leadership course for Public Health in Europe


Maastricht University has led a consortium of partners to develop an innovative course on Leadership in European Public Health. This is..

BMJ blog


Can we convince governments that spending money on health is an investment, rather than a cost? Have a look at my BMJ blog piece (http:..

The silent revolution towards sustainable health care systems in Europe


This session on health services within the EUPHA conference focused on the increasing impact of the EU on health systems. In my present..

The European health report 2012: charting the way to well-being


I'm glad to have contributed to the WHO European Health Report 2012 (

BMJ article published on who is shaping the future of European health systems?


An unexpected consequence of the financial bailout has been that the bailout deals for Ireland, Portugal, and Greece have included start..

WHO/EURO initiative on measurement and target setting for well-being


The World Health Organization's European Region (WHO/EURO) has convened a group of experts to help take forward measurement of well-bein..

Simulation on implementing the cross-border healthcare directive


This cross-border healthcare simulation was organised by the European Social Observatory (OSE), the European Health Management Associati..

Inequalities in cancer care


Oncopolicy Fourm 2011 - Inequalities in quality cancer care, 27 September 2011, Stockholm I chaired the panel discus..

Are EU judges the real regulators of European health systems?


European health systems - regulated by case law or policy decisions? In my role as senior health advisor for Edelman, I moderat..

Moderated a session on how early diagnosis can save money as well as improve health


GE Innovation Series breakfast "Act early - how diagnostic technology can support Active and Healthy Ageing", Wednesday 21 September..

Observatory Venice Summer School 2011


I had the honour to co-direct this year's Observatory Venice Summer School 2011 on the island of San Servolo, which addressed the re..

Teaching at the EHESP


Today I had the opportunity to contribute some teaching at the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (EHESP) (ht..

EHMA Annual Conference 2011


The European Health Management Association annual conference ( this year was focused on inte..

BMJ article on how Europe can help meet the challenge of ageing


In this editorial, colleagues and I set out how Europe can help health systems meet the challenge to health systems from agei..

Introduction to the EU and health for the Italian Health Ministry


Through the good offices of the Italian Institute for Health (the ISS), I have been spending a couple of days in Rome introducing..