Themes

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Strategic Task Group

Strategic Task Group has been installed to have the vision and aims of the EFPC more clarified, including a strategic approach for retaining and fostering membership and extra funding;

Members of the Strategic Task Group are 5 members from the Executive and Advisory Board with special interest to this strategic approach

Theme coordinator: Judith de Jong

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The main aims of the EFPC Working Group for Young Primary Care Experts are

1. To represent young primary care experts in the EFPC

2. To contribute to the EFPC working groups dedicated to specific sub-themes about Primary Care such as Interprofessional Education, Mental Health, Community Health Centers, etc….

Theme coordinator: Andrea Canini

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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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There is a need for a paradigm shift in mental health delivery. Primary Care has a central role to achieve this, being key to the development of comprehensive services and rooted in communities.

Mental health must be managed in the community in a holistic, compassionate manner and requires support at a government level to achieve this.

Theme coordinator: Jan De Lepeleire

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The EFPC is an eligible member of the EMA Health Care Professional Working Party (HCPWP). EMA has a commitment to actively involve primary care professionals in its work to ensure that we can bring valuable knowledge from primary care into medicines regulation.

Primary objective: to create more attention among Primary Care professionals for a “rational and appropriate use of medicines at the community level”

Theme coordinator: Walter Marrocco

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While older people in Europe are increasingly healthy and working into higher age, a substantial number of older adults will experience reduced functional ability significant parts of their lifetime, while others will experience intermittent reduced function and regain most of their capabilities. How could decision-makers, users and primary care staff work towards healthy ageing, meeting the needs of people in such different situations?

Theme coordinator: Frode Fadnes Jacobsen

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Health care in prisons can be seen as primary care. The organisation of prison health care differs between countries. In some countries there will be more connections to primary care outside prisons. Continuity of care between the prison health care system and primary care in the community is an important challenge for primary care and is the main focus of the position paper. The different models of organisation of health care in prison may be related to the continuity and coordination of care between prison and community primary care.

Theme coordinator: Anke van Dam

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The overall aim is to enhance the capacity, knowledge and expertise of European member states to take care at community level of minorities and migrants in addressing their health needs safeguard them from risks, while at the same time to minimize cross-border health risks. The existing European and international experience will be expolored to identify effective interventions to vulnerable groups including mental, psychosocial and physical health.

Theme coordinator: Kate O’Donnell

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Children are a fifth of Europe’s population; they are citizens, future workers, future parents and carers, and the future elderly population. Yet they are dependent on society providing effective primary care, which provides some 90% of all health contact, and there has been little research into how well current services do this.

Hence, dentifying and critically assessing the differing models of child primary health care that are used across Europe is the leading objective with a focus on the added value of interprofessional collaboration.

Theme coordinator: Maria-Louisa Busuttil

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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