Agenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council: 8 December 2017

Department of Health written statement – made on 6th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 8 December in Brussels.

For the health part of the meeting there will be three main agenda items on the Draft Council Conclusions on Health in Digital Society; the Draft Council Conclusions on the cross border aspects in alcohol policy; and Pharmaceutical Policy in the EU – which will cover the following:

  • Report on the State of Paediatric Medicines in the EU – 10 Years of the EU Paediatric Regulation – Information by the commission.
  • Issues related to European Patients Access to treatment – Information from the Romanian Delegation.
  • Lack of drug availability in Greece – Information from the Greek delegation.

Under Any Other Business, there will also be reports on:

  • Valproate and teratogenic medicinal products – Information from the Belgian delegation.
  • State of Health in the EU – Information from the Commission, OECD, and the European Observatory.
  • Annual Growth Survey 2018 – Information from the Commission.
  • Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Disease – Information from the Commission.
  • Outcome of the high level meeting ‘AMR: One Health Action Plan and evidence based policy making’ (Brussels, 23 November 2017) – Information from the Presidency.
  • Work Programme of the Incoming Presidency – Information from the Bulgarian Delegation.
This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS316