Organisation of Primary Care

EFPC intends to improve the health of the population of Europe by strengthening Primary Care since 2005. Despite several efforts and improvements, organizational factors that facilitate or moderate primary care service delivery seems to need more attention and exploration. It is important to have clear and comprehensive description of organizational aspects of primary care to facilitate its understanding and appreciation during policy making process.

Theme coordinator: Mehmet Akman

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Strengthening rehabilitation in the context of interprofessional Primary Care in relationship to long-COVID or post-COVID conditions with the purpose to exchange thoughts and identify innovative practices to reorganize services to better address the needs of patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms.

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Self care is the basic level of health care in any society, comprising an estimated 80% of all care episodes. Self care is about people’s attitudes and lifestyle, as well as what they can do to take care of themselves when they have a health problem. Supporting self care is about increasing people’s confidence and self esteem, enabling them to take decisions about the sensible care of their health and avoiding triggering health problems. Although many people are already practising self care to some extent, there is a great deal more that they can do.

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Tools for the implementation of PCU & Community health centres

Community Health Centres - Organisation of Primary Care

Dear EFPC-board members, for my dissertation project I am currently searching for tools, which are helpful for founders to establish a primary care unit (PCU) / community health center (CHC). I would be very pleased, if you could reference some tools which support the establishmennt of PCU in your countries.  In Austria single handed practices are the dominant PC-model. Multiprofessional PCUs (GP, nurse, assistants, physiotherepists, dietician,...

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"European primary care" Dutch Health Council report from 2004; one of the starting points of the EFPC

Interprofessional Primary Care Research - Organisation of Primary Care

Would there be interest to look into the question: what has been done with the number of recommendations of this 2004 report? Please respond with a comment or linked PIE ...... and respond to the short questions at the poll in the right corner of PIE with on page 88: In a relatively short run, concrete steps to strengthen primary care on a European level could be twofold. First, in the context of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), a set of...

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Policy Development in Times of Crisis (EFPC 2021 Bergen Conference: Deadline: 15th May)

Integration of Public Health & Primary Care - Organisation of Primary Care

“Models have played an important role in policy development to address the COVID-19 outbreak from its emergence in China to the current global pandemic. Early projections of international spread influenced travel restrictions and border closures.  Model projections based on the virus’s infectiousness demonstrated its pandemic potential, which guided the global response to and prepared countries for increases in hospitalisations and deaths. Track...

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EU consultation: Cross-border healthcare – evaluation of patients’ rights

Remuneration systems in primary care - Organisation of Primary Care

The Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU) aims to facilitate access to safe and high quality healthcare in another EU country. It seeks to offer patients more possibilities to seek planned healthcare across the EU, including between neighbouring countries and in the border regions, while allowing patients to claim reimbursement from their national health system or their health insurance provider. The Directive also...

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Technology, digitalisation & big data in Primary Care - EFPC 2021 Conference Bergen

Digital Health / Telemedicine - Organisation of Primary Care

“Primary care is challenged to provide high quality, accessible and affordable care for an increasingly ageing, complex, and multimorbid population. To counter these challenges, primary care professionals need to take up new and innovative practices, including eHealth.  eHealth applications hold the promise to overcome some difficulties encountered in the care of people with complex medical and social needs in primary care. However, many unanswe...

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Call for interest to organize thematic sessions at the inaugural Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series beginning 24 June - 27 August 2021

Self Care - Organisation of Primary Care

White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), on behalf of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG), is calling for interest among SCTG members* to organize thematic sessions at the inaugural Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series beginning 24 June - 27 August 2021. Please complete the session organizer interest form by 18 April 2021. The Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series is a highly interactive virtual forum to exchange and incubate ideas, experiences and s...

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Primary Care Preparedness for Future Pandemics, EFPC 2021 Conference Bergen

COVID & Primary Care - Organisation of Primary Care

“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

COVID & Primary Care - Organisation of Primary Care

“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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In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID (2021)

Rehabilitation after COVID - Organisation of Primary Care

Anna Sagan et al; Policy Brief 39, Health Systems and Policy Analysis, WHO Regional Office for Europe Areas to address include: The need for multidisciplinary, multispecialty approaches to assessment and management;Development, in association with patients and their families, of new care pathways and contextually appropriate guidelines for health professionals, especially in primary care to enable case management to be tailored to the manifesta...

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Proposed COST Action on Digital InterproFEssional collaboRation patiEnts iNCludEd (DIFERENCE) Project

Interprofessional Collaboration & digital platforms - Organisation of Primary Care

A number of EFPC members are developing a bid, with others,  for a COST action on Digitally Enhanced Interprofessional Collaboration in Primary Care which is patient centred. It is necessary to identify existing examples of patient centred interprofessional collaboration in primary care.  If you are aware of any, please email details of them to Prof Ken Eaton ([email protected]).  When you do  please include: the title for the projec...

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