Challenges for sustainable health provision continue, globally; preventable diseases are still a major issue across much of the world and the education of populations in basic health safety measures is progressing. The fight against HIV and AIDS is ongoing and difficult, with major ramifications for entire regions.
Health professionals also face new and evolving challenges. These take the form of healthcare issues, such as ageing populations, personalised healthcare requirements and evolving diseases, and management issues, including new regulations, establishing efficient best practices, and ever increasing public expectations in a time of increased financial constraints.
The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) carries out a substantial amount of work to support health administrations across the world in their efforts to bring about change and reform, providing a range of different services:
• Research - research makes a significant contribution to learning on health matters, highlighting best practice, current trends and leading thinking. The Centre has a repository of materials, including research papers, films and documentaries, and works in collaboration with a number of academics, universities, policy makers and research organisations across the world.
• High level networks - ICPS has developed a network for senior officials that have a professional interest in the field of health, and provides opportunities throughout the year for them to gather and share ideas and best practice.
• Consultancy - ICPS provides consultancy services to public health administrations and agencies around the world on areas including: child health, alcohol and drug misuse, new regulations, health education, disease prevention, personalised healthcare
• Training - ICPS provides training and advice to governments and public health administrations, through working in collaboration and delivering bespoke training programmes which are tailored to their precise requirements. The Centre also provides internationally recognised professional qualifications in Strategic Health Planning, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.
European Medical Association
European Federation of Nurses Associations
Royal College of Physicians
UK Department of Health
University College London Hospitals
Ministry Of Health Barbados
Royal College of Surgeons of England
European Network for Health Technology Assessment
European Cancer Patients Coalition
Equity in Health Institute
Hospital University Clinic Barcelona
International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth
European Prostate Cancer Coalition
Ghent University Hospital
National Health Insurance Authority of Ghana
British Medical Association
Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine