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EXPERT PANEL ON EFFECTIVE WAYS OF INVESTING IN HEALTH Request for an opinion: A new framework for the organisation of health and social care following the COVID-19 pandemic

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

Please provide us your input for the questions which were raised to the Expert Panel by the European Commission so the EFPC can provide our Expert Panel members in time the necessary suggestions from a Primary Care perspective. Questions for the Expert Panel  The Expert Panel is requested to provide a concise but meaningful document with analysis and recommendations on the following points:  a.) What are the building blocks to improve care org...

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Covid mental health support - Invitation to Health Policy Platform network

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Dear NGO representatives, DG SANTE has recently set up a special space within the EU Health Policy Platform called “COVID19 mental health support” to discuss and share information on the effects of Covid-19 on the mental health of the European citizens, patients, professionals and carers. While all interested organizations can register in this newly developed space, your organizations’ participation is particularly welcome.   Attached please f...

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Support to reforms in health workforce field - Initiatives on task-shifting ID: PJ-01-2020-3

PRIMORE PROJECT - Interprofessional Primary Care Research

EU call for EU Health Programme Background and purpose of the call: The European health workforce is facing major challenges due to an ageing population, a higher demand of new primary care models and better-integrated and more patient-centred care, and rise of chronic diseases, in a broader context of persistent budgetary constraints. Moreover, the health workforce itself is ageing rapidly while financial cutbacks compound broader migration pa...

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Remote Access Primary Care

PRIMORE PROJECT - Interprofessional Primary Care Research

It might be early days to give accurate feedback, since this is still lockdown and our activities are still impaired or rather remote based. I will certainly be watching how this prolonged period  has affected our chronic illhealth patients management. There is some suggestions that the post pandemic will provide more remote consultations. I am still to find relevant information and guidance from professional bodies to support what would then be...

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Mental Health in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency—The Italian Response

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Departments of Mental Health need to be equipped with appropriate e-health technologies and procedures to cope with situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, interventions are needed to mitigate the potentially harmful consequences of quarantine. Departments of Mental Health should be able to assume a leadership position in the psychosocial management of disasterlike situations, and this requires the acquisition of new skills, notab...

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Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

“With the disruptive effects of COVID-19 – including social distancing – currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we check on each other, call and video-chat, and are mindful of and sensitive to the unique mental health needs of those we care for. Our anxiety and fears should be acknowledged and not be ignored, but better understood and addressed by individuals, communities and governments,” Dr Hans Kluge noted

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Collateral damage due to COVID-19 response

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

Dear colleagues, at the moment all health systems are in COVID-19 mode, trying to stay functional. However, in Austria, we have an increasing number of reports regarding hazardous illness episodes and even premature death in primary care, caused by delay or inappropriate care IN NOT COVID-19 related cases. This is due to many factors, e.g. referral restrictions, reduced availability of specialist (especially radiology), absence of therapists, t...

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Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons: a challenging but essential task for authorities

PRIMORE PROJECT - Prison Health

The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preser...

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