What are ERNs?

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European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe. They aim to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions that require highly specialised treatment, knowledge and resources.

The objectives of the ERNs are to:
*Improve clinical care by developing guidelines, training, and sharing knowledge.
*Secure involvement of key stakeholders including patients and patient organisations.
*Develop research activities as well as clinical trials to improve disease understanding.
*Implement new IT systems to enable cross-boarder clinical collaboration.

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