Education & training for Primary Care professionals

IpE Working Group objectives are:

- To act as a hub for IpE within primary care that others can approach for information and support.

- To advocate for the benefits of IpE within primary care with policymakers, universities and professional bodies.

- To undertake research and produce articles which consider the impact and implementation of IpE in primary care

- To provide paid support (on behalf of EFPC) for areas seeking to develop or improve their IpE in primary care.

Theme coordinator: Robin Miller

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Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in fostering wide-scale behaviour change and leading the transition to a more sustainable healthcare system globally. As trusted leaders within society, health care professionals have a unique opportunity to make this happen. In this topic we will seek opportunities to make a difference.

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The rise of the green GP practice

Greener Healthcare - Education & training for Primary Care professionals

Jessica Powell meets the doctors and their staff who are practising what they preach when it comes environmental initiatives to protect the planet—and their patients THREE WAYS TO GROW A GREENER PRACTICE • Check out the Green Impact for Health Toolkit ( greenimpact.org.uk/GIforHealth ). It lists actions that general practices can take, from using a renewable energy supplier to fitting valves on taps to save water—all with the opportunity to be...

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Role of PoCT / Dx for greener healthcare

Greener Healthcare - Education & training for Primary Care professionals

By comparison to other levels of care, no, primary care may not have the greatest (adverse) impact on the environment, but the lack thereof does have a tremendous impact. Still could, PC better? Yes, of course. There is data on a topic rather close to our hearts, i.e., PoCT Dx (Point-of-Care Diagnostics); see for example example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7246434/ 

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On the road to circular healthcare - reusing medical devices

Greener Healthcare - Education & training for Primary Care professionals

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis, now more than ever we see the need for more resilient and circular healthcare systems that can both minimise their contribution to climate change and adapt to the resulting health threats. It has been an extremely challenging year for the sector and there is still a long way to go before “returning to normal”, but the question remains - what do we want this “normal” to look like?

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PGEU Best Practice Paper on Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

Greener Healthcare - Education & training for Primary Care professionals

Dear Pim, I can share some specific experiences and best practices from community pharmacy practice.  PGEU has recently published a best practice on green and sustainable pharmacy which outlines the contribution that community pharmacists can make in promoting a green and sustainable future for pharmacy in Europe and provides an overview of ongoing best practices across Europe, including e.g. collection schemes for unused medicines. It also con...

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Greener Primary Care

Greener Healthcare - Education & training for Primary Care professionals

Does Primary Care have a big environmental footprint? Do we produce much waste and CO2 emissions? Do we use much energy, more than necessary?     I suspect we have no  data. There are data for the health system as a whole, though, as the Health care climate footprint report describes.  Can we, as Primary Care professionals, contribute to greener health care, by identifying and exchanging good and bad practices? I propose to try and discuss with...

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Collaborative work

Education & training for Primary Care professionals - Interprofessional Education (IpE)

When discussing  interprofessional shared learning , one can see it from a patient 's perspective or from a commissioner's perspective .  Currently patients have access to their usual family doctor, webbased information, social media, wlk in clinics , or hospital casualty , pharmacists , and allied medical professions. The convenience of access - and potentially the revolving door of being seen by another care provider who wo...

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Inter professional working collaboration

Education & training for Primary Care professionals - Interprofessional Education (IpE)

Following my last message , i will give you another local example , which i am sure you might be familiar with if not i can develop further .   In our surgery , prior to and  since  the move to new premises i joined the National Institute Health Research  and Clinical Practice Datalink , and two years ago  Nice ( associate programs ) to keep in touch with good practice . I have decided to keep some metrics...

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Shared learning

Education & training for Primary Care professionals - Interprofessional Education (IpE)

For the past 18 years i have been working  in a deprived area with social mix and migrant population .This area has been identified as having  major health inequality gaps - 10 to 15 years mortality between men and women , higher cancer rates cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases compare to the national average  - . Over 10 years ago , a national program recognised and launched  some focal political driven changes ....

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