|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/17/323 (28.02.17)|
The first European Reference Networks started their activity on 1 March 2017. These ERNs gather over 900 highly specialised healthcare units from 26 countries working together on a wide range of rare diseases.
The networks are virtual networks bringing together healthcare providers across Europe to tackle complex or rare medical conditions that require highly specialised treatment and a concentration of knowledge and resources.
Their setup is found in the framework of the EU Directive Patients' Rights in Healthcare (2011/24/EU).
|Countries / Regions||Europe|