The covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the critical role that primary healthcare has in keeping our communities safe and healthy, say Orin Levine, Atul Gawande, Gina Lagomarsino, Edward Kelley, Lu Wei Pearson, and Muhammad Ali Pate in a BMJ opinion of October 26
Disruptions as a result of COVID-19 disproportionately affect those in society who are most vulnerable. By strengthening Primary Health Care, populations will have access to quality care in times of both crisis and calm. Sarah Burgmann, Tom Carter, Judith de Jong and Diederik Aarendonk have highlighted this in the EFPC's recent BMJ opinion piece (link below).
The webinar about ‘Addressing mental health needs of healthcare workers’ Health Policy Platform COVID-19 mental health support network 16 October 2020, 10.30 – 12.00 hosted by EFPC. Couldn't get the chance to participate, summary of the webinar is on the attached file!!
A fantastic presentation by Dr Ian Walton Member of the European Forum for Primary Care Mental Health Working as part of the PRIMORE Project. Dr Ian Walton Member of the European Forum for Primary Care Mental Health Working Group; I was pleased to represent the EFPC mental health working group at a European Union Mental Health Policy Platform Webinar about addressing the mental health needs of healthcare workers and looking for good practice a...
WHO Europe: Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance (2020)
WHO Regional Office for Europe published a policy brief on the Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance. There is currently a variety of models of prison health accountability across the WHO European Region. The WHO Regional Office for Europe recommends that leadership should come from health ministries if health equity between prisons and the outside community is to be achieved. Most importantly, a who...
Prison Health: an insight into health care for marginalised persons – the example of drug users in prisons
Presentation: Prison Health: an insight into health care for marginalised persons – the example of drug users in prisons. By: Prof. Dr. Heino Johann Stöver.
A fantastic presentation by Frode F. Jacobsen on Mixed Methods Research as part of the PRIMORE Project Research Masterclass, including characteristics of this research and strategies. The slides can be found attached below!
Collecting Cases of Primary Care in Closed Settings/Prisons - Insight into organisation, provision and type of care.
The Working Group ‘Prison Health’ of the European Forum for Primary Care would like to collect information on the relationships between health care in prisons and primary care after inmates are released. This information will ultimately contribute to a position paper that will highlight the continuity of care between prisons and the community, as well as the role and need of primary care within closed settings. Deadline: 31st October 2020. Plea...
There is a general opinion among people that Corona virus doesn't discriminate; both rich and the poor, educated and uneducated, men and women, young and old become sick. Even though this may be partly true, recent research from high-income countries show that people who belong to lower socioeconomic status suffer most. Research from Sweden show that higher risk of death by Covid-19 when you are being old, being male, less/no income, lower educat...
#EUFluDay Vaccination for flu is more important now than ever. PHC across Europe can take the lead in vaccination helping to protect the most vulnerable and the whole population. EFPC statement on vaccination 2019, leading the way for strong Primary Care .