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Primary Care Preparedness for Future Pandemics, EFPC 2021 Conference Bergen

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“Primary care professionals in different parts of the world have initiated ‘on the spot’ innovative approaches to allow for ‘medical distancing’ in almost all countries, while continuing the delivery of care through virtual consultation and monitoring, and the use of patient apps where possible. Laws and practice guidelines are often being rapidly adjusted and reimbursement codes are developed to overcome the barriers of telehealth in an effort...

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Ethics, equity and pandemics, EFPC 2021 Conference Bergen

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“Is there an ethical obligation to treat the sick, risk illness, and potentially die when effective protection from disease transmission is unavailable due to factors beyond a health carer’s control? The Hippocratic Oath does not ask doctors (and, by extension, other health carers) to be martyrs. Even if adequate PPE is supplied, ethical issues remain: for example, the negative impact it has on the hearing-impaired healthcare workers and patient...

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Primary Care Team

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Covid19  has put a strain on primary care tean.  Team in this streneous environment are key to enable good work and support to each other.  One relie on the other to achieve the team work.  Comminication and shared beliefs are key to the team work. One diificulty is to avoid bringing work home and be able to switch off. Yet  what's happened at home surrogate the working life . We learn that personnal belief are not wellcome in a professional sett...

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Video's at EFPC YouTube Corona/COVID19 playlist presenting Austrian, British, Latvian, Slovenian & Turkish "pearls & pitfalls"

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Live recordings from daily practice in Primary Care from different countries in Europe showing how primary care settings are reacting to the emergencywhat can we learn from those experiences for your own practice

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Primary care response to Covid-19 in Italy: pearls and pitfalls

COVID & Primary Care - Organisation of Primary Care

In the article linked here, I introduce the primary care response to Covid-19 in Italy and the creation of a new primary care service called USCA (Covid -19 Special Units of Primary Care).  How is your country facing the pandemic at the primary care level?  Can you name at least 2 pearls and 2 pitfalls that your national primary care service has been showing during the pandemic that can be food for thought for other countries?

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Primary care Covid-19

COVID & Primary Care - Organisation of Primary Care

One thought i had is about the current Sars-Covid2 causing Covid19. In primary care certainly where i work prior to this crisis, there is ( in London Uk) a capacity problem with our primary care service  being engorged by minor ailments, and perceived emergency . This is causing delay in addressing and seeing patients with long term conditions . The example is that currently the UK  government is writing to some patients and asking prim...

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