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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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EU H2020 call: Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response ID: SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

2nd fast-track Coronavirus Call (H2020) Deadline Model : single-stage Opening:   19 May 2020 Deadline:   11 June 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Scope: Proposals should focus on lessons learnt: they should i) address how to mitigate social and economic impacts of the outbreak response related to health systems; ii) identify non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions; and iii) provide answers to social, including gendered, dynamics o...

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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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Chronically ill and Covid times

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

Dear Martin, I share your concern about collateral damage due to COVID response, and I am particularly concerned about chronic patients and fetal emergencies like MI. In Turkey regular patients are put on hold both in primary and also secondary care. They are asked not to seek medical care for non urgent incidences. Many scheduled chronic care visits are cancelled or postponed. At the moment outpatient clinics are mostly empty and/or turned into...

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PC management of Covid pandemic

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

Dear Sarah, very relevant questions that we are all in need of answers. It is important to share experiences in our countries to  acknowledge best practices in primary care while dealing with these issues. In Turkey hospitals were initial places of interest for corona fight and primary care is neglected so far. However primary care units developed their own individual solutions and very recently pandemic comission of Istanbul is putting effort i...

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WHO European Region Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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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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COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals launched: 600,000 EUR for projects in fields of healthcare, education & MSMEs

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

As a response to the unprecedented pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Central European Initiative has launched an Extraordinary Call for Proposals 2020 to promptly support its Member States (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). Three areas of intervention:  ·                Healthcare and telemedicin...

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On behalf of Maria van den Muisenbergh: Effects COVID-19 pandemia for disadvantaged groups

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Netherlands

In Primary Care, we face many specific challenges concerning the poor and socially excluded groups, underpinning the social determinants of health and ethical issues concerning the right to health for all.  = lack of understandable information (at Pharos, Dutch centre of expertise on health disparities) we developed and tested with groups involved easy to understand information materials in Dutch, English, Arabic, Tigrina (see https://www.pharos...

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Regional coordination and bottom-up response of general practitioners in Belgium and the Netherlands - Impressions from the field

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Belgium

Belgium also has a central public health authority (Sciensano) that similarly developed national protocols, but it does not have decentralized preventive health services to support at operational level. Implementation of the protocol at the initial stage left to the health care workers, who had to include case detection, reporting and patient care in their routine services. In the absence of regional leadership, many GPs continued their primary t...

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Regional coordination and bottom-up response of general practitioners in Belgium and the Netherlands - Impressions from the field

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Netherlands

The financing system of health care providers also influences the flexibility of health care workers to reorganize patient flow and take up new emergency duties. The gatekeeping role of the first line and the largely capitation-based funding of primary care in the Netherlands enabled regional organization, in collaboration with existing decentralized public health services.

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WHO report: COVID-19: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

When health systems are overwhelmed, both direct mortality from an outbreak and indirect mortality from vaccine-preventable and treatable conditions increase dramatically. Countries will need to make difficult decisions to balance the demands of responding directly to COVID-19, while simultaneously engaging in strategic planning and coordinated action to maintain essential health service delivery, mitigating the risk of system collapse. This docu...

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