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Next EFPC Webinar (16 May at 12.30 p.m. CET, Amsterdam time)

World Family Doctor day and research by general practitioners in Europe

The World Family Doctor day on Friday 19 May is approaching and taking this event as a core for this webinar, we will have Dr Mehmet Ungan vice-president of WONCA Europe and EGPRN members talking about the World Family Doctor Day and research by General Practitioners in Europe. Don´t miss the opportunity to learn further and to celebrate this important day!

The Third Health Programme 2014-2020 open consultation is part of the mid-term evaluation established on the basis of the article 30 of the Third Health Programme 2014-2020, which requires the assessment of the state-of-play of the implementation of thematic priorities of the Programme.

In this EFPC Webinar, Harry Longman will introduce us to the question:

What are patients looking for whenever they go to consultation?. The answer will take to the next step. Which measures should be considered or we should bear in mind in order to improve primary care systems.

Professor Jan De Maeseneer, Head of Department Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University and EFPC Chairman, was unanimously elected the Chair of the EU Expert Panel for the next 18 months on 24 January 2017

The aim of the Panel is to provide the Commission with independent advice, spanning different sectors, supporting modern, responsive and sustainable health systems. The Panel will adopt Opinions on a wide-range of issues to guide the Commission's work in the area of public health and health systems.

1. Expert on secondment for EMA interaction with general practitioners / family physicians

In the framework of the close collaboration between the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and the EFPC, the EMA is looking for an expert on secondment to support the activities with general practitioners and help to further develop EMA collaboration to a more concrete, regular and sustainable level.  The secondment would take place in London at the EMA premises, on a full time basis. The seconded expert’s employer should be a national, regional or local administration, a public intergovernmental organisation, independent university or research organisation that does not seek profits for redistribution. (Click here for further information on how a secondment works)

 2. Senior Advisor, Design and Organization of Services – Kazakhstan

Also in line with the important work and collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, a vacancy notice for a P5 Senior Advisor position at the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Deadline to apply February 5,2017) has been announced.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has accepted the EFPC as a member of its Stakeholder Platform. This platform assists EFSA in the development of its overall relations and policy with stakeholders. It provides a forum for dialogue, exchange of ideas, information and views while aiming to improve the opportunities given to EFSA stakeholders to contribute to the activities and to better meet the expectations of the EU citizens.

WATCH IT AGAIN! (Just accessible for EFPC Members)

This webinar represents a great opportunity to witness an interview between two influential primary care leaders Jan De Maeseneer and Sally Kendall (actual and future elected chairman of the European Forum For Primary Care) that will drive the audience towards a journey in their careers and will raise the importance of primary care and the challenges of integrated care for shaping the future at a global level.