The EFPC will organize its' 2015 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the title "Integrated Primary Care: Research, Policy & Practice".
See below for related articles of the different key-notes speakers.
Looking forward to see you all in Amsterdam and spread the news by using the #EFPC2015 hashtag
A member column about Italy written by Piero Salvadori, MD, Local Health Authority of Empoli, Florence, Primary Care Department.
"In Tuscany, the Case della Salute (CDS) has proved to be able to reduce hospitalization (inpatient hospital admission) by 6% with a saving of around 18 euro per inhabitant per year. Practically, if all the inhabitants of Tuscany were covered by a CDS, savings could mount up to approximately € 50 million."
4th European Conference on Interprofessional Practice & Education in Nijmegen on 26 - 28 August 2015.
De Maeseneer, J, Aertgeerts, B, Remmen, R, Devroey, D. (red) Together we change. Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg: nu meer dan ooit! Brussel, 9 December 2014.
A joint action of the four Flemish General Practice faculties, Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels and Ghent, initiated by the ICHO (Interuniversitair Samenwerkingsverband HuisartsOpleiding) resulting in a visionary document for Flemish health care in Dutch language with below the English summary.
On 2 December a seminar about access to health care for Roma took place in Ghent. This day, organised by the 'Integration department' of the City of Ghent in cooperation with Ghent University (department Primary Health Care and Family Medicine), was aimed at informing health care providers about the problems Roma in Ghent experience when looking for care.
Dear EFPC members,
Please get inspired by the recent speeches and "elevator pitches" of our own members in the previous months. Kathryn Hoffmann addresses herself to the Austrian Primary Care community from the beautiful "Prater" in Vienna whereas Giorgio Visentin from his home office states why Primary Care professionals are "hidden heroes". Niro Siriwardena has a passionate speech on why the EFPC is so important for him. Together with Katerina Venovska, Sophie Rodebjer-Cairns, Marije Bolt, Jan De Maeseneer and all interviews recorded in Istanbul this is a wealth of convincing messages which has to be used to convince others.
The EFPC secretariat.
"The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has organized the first edition of the international congress : MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL. The congress will take place at Lille Grand Palais, France, from 28 to 30 April 2015, and will focus on integrating Mental Health into Primary Care with a global perspective and also reflect the WHO Global Mental Health action plan and a matching platform between professionals (GP and Psychiatrist) and interaction with the general public."
EFPC has send a clear response to DG Connect to invest also in Research connected to Primary Care which should lead to more communication between Primary Care research, policy making and practice via a network dedicated for this goal which will improve access, equity and the comprehensiveness of health care provision. Not much "high tech innovations", just facilitating key experts to get in touch with fellow experts in Europe, including Central & Eastern European countries.