The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory body whose legal task it is to advise ministers and Parliament in the field of public health and health/healthcare research. Ministers ask the Council for advice which they can use to substantiate policy decisions. The Health Council also has an “alerting” function: it can give unsolicited advice.
Vaccination of girls and boys against HPV
19-06-2019 | 06:00
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cervical cancer. It is now also known to be involved in other forms of ...
More clarity is needed about surrogate decision makers for incompetent patients
21-05-2019 | 11:44
More clarity and information is needed about good representation. people are sometimes unable to effectively represent their own ...
Emission during coal gasification
20-05-2019 | 10:00
Substances that can be present in the emission, which is formed during coal gasification, may cause cancer. This is a risk for ...
Review of fitness-to-drive requirements relating to the use of medicines
15-05-2019 | 10:02
Individuals who have been using Category III antidepressants for some time can be declared fit to drive based on a declaration ...
Retain data on medical implants for 115 years
14-05-2019 | 10:02
It is important that wearers of medical implants are traceable in case of faults or unforeseen side effects. The Health Council ...
Advisory value for bisphenol A
26-03-2019 | 09:45
Occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can be hazardous to eyes, skin and reproduction. Based on the available evidence, the ...