Balancing The Primary And Secondary Care Provision For More Integration and Better Health Outcomes.
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Co-sponsored by the WHO European Regional Office!
Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey
September 9/10, 2013
Global urbanization is moving at a faster pace than ever before. Everywhere in the world, New Towns and urban settlements are being developed to cope with the growth of the urban population. One important aspect in the planning of a New Town or urban settlement is the planning of health services. Many New Towns have a progressive attitude towards health care. In some New Towns, experiments are undertaken to organize health care in new and innovative ways. In some cases even a totally new health care system is developed from scratch. Because of this, New Towns provide great opportunities to learn and research the health care systems that are being developed in different regions around the world.
Have a look at the draft programme and convince yourself about the interesting subjects and lecturers you will meet.
RCGP is launching the final version of the Social Media Highway Code on Monday 18th March leading up to a lunchtime Twitter debate on Friday 22nd March from 12-1pm (GMT). Chair of Council, Dr Clare Gerada and lead author of the Code, Dr Ben Riley will be taking part and hoping to replicate some of the buzz that surrounded the launch of a draft version at last year's annual conference.
To mark NHS Change Day, NHS Alliance launched a new manifesto for primary care, Breaking Boundaries, which calls for a fundamental shift in healthcare from acute to primary setting, it calls for the new Commissioning Board to commit to specific measures, and wants to see a paradigm shift in the management of health, wellbeing and all non-urgent care.
Prof Arnoldas Jurgutis and Ms Vaida Jukneviciute from the Klaipeda university describe the Primary Care organization in Lithuania in the newest EFPC member column. It makes clear that the future of Primary Care in Lithuania is uncertain. A strong lobby of the current government is promoting less privatization of Primary Care practices. Stay informed via our two-weekly newsflash for all our members!
Investing in Health
Accompanying the document "Towards Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion - including implementing the European Social Fund 2014-2020"
Commission Staff Working Document; European Commission, Brussels, 20.2.2013, SWD(2013) 43 final
As a preliminary work for the 2013 Summer Course "Health Care in New Towns", 15-19 July Almere, The Netherlands, two students have started their research assignments which will be presented during the Summer Course
The Annual Plan 2013 is now available on our website. The annual Plan 2013 was discussed and agreed by the Executive Committee on Monday 13th of February
Kick off meeting in Amsterdam of the 3 years project to get more attention for the WHO Global Code of Practice. EFPC is involved as Associated Partner and will connect its members with projectpartners.