Who We Are

The Irish Patients’ Association, together with the 20 founding signatories listed below, came together to call on health authorities and policymakers, healthcare professionals and healthcare providers, to sign up to the Pact for Patient Safety – a pledge to implement procedural and material standards of practice in order to better protect patients from preventable harm as prescribed by the legally binding EU directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare.


The Pact for Patient Safety, is an initiative by patients and for patients, which calls upon health authorities and policymakers, healthcare professionals and healthcare providers, to sign up to the Pact for Patient Safety to show their concrete commitment towards better protecting patients from undue harm.


Together we represent hundreds of thousands of patients across Europe. If you would like to join us to facilitate greater commitment and action for patients across Europe and beyond, you can sign the Pact here

Supporters of The pact