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Usman Khan named as new Executive Director of European Patients’ Forum

Friday 15 March 2019

On 15 March, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) named Usman Khan as its new Executive Director. Dr Khan comes to EPF from the European Health Management Association and will take up his new duties on 1 May 2019. He has an established record in European health policy and practice and brings with him significant knowledge of and commitment to patient engagement at all levels. Nicola Bedlington has stepped down as Secretary General after 13 years and will continue to support EPF in a part-time advisory function.

Ms Bedlington said: “I am very pleased to pass on the baton on to Usman, to lead the team and support the board in taking EPF into the third decade of the 21st Century and an inspiring new era of change. I know he will do a terrific job.”

Dr Khan commented: “I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum. Nicola leaves a strong legacy and a vibrant organisation, and I am excited by the opportunity to lead EPF in its mission to ensure patient access, patient experience and patient involvement are core to health and social care provision across Europe.”