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PGEU (Community Pharmacists) COVID-19 Information Hub

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

European community pharmacists are in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and they are doing everything in their power to support their patients, including in areas currently in lockdown. This pages provides insights in the roles and commitments of community pharmacists in the fight against COVID-19 and gives an overview of useful international and national resources for community pharmacists.

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Saving lives by European solidarity and cooperation in response to COVID-19

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

By demonstrating solidarity in the ways that Member States cope with infectious disease outbreaks, Europe will provide an enduring example and a precedent for addressing future pandemics. However, solidarity must extend to vulnerable regions outside the European Union – particularly, but not necessarily limited to, low and middle income countries, and especially the most vulnerable within them. Pathogens do not respect national borders. COVID-19...

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Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

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

What you need to know • Most patients with covid-19 can be managed remotely with advice on symptomatic management and self isolation • Although such consultations can be done by telephone in many cases, video provides additional visual cues and therapeutic presence • Breathlessness is a concerning symptom, though there is currently no validated tool for assessing it remotely • Safety-netting advice is crucial because some patients deteriorate...

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Rapid adaptation of a primary care team to respond to COVID-19

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

Primary care in Spain is considered a strong primary care system in Europe. One of the key elements is multidisciplinary primary care teams. Given the current circumstance, this set-up is challenged and primary care services need to be reorganised quickly to cope with an increased demand, keep care to most vulnerable, protect health professionals and deter the collapse of hospitals.  CASAP, the primary care team serving the population of Castell...

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Guidance for Health System Contingency Planning

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

The European Centre for Disease Control has published a 'support' document in order to help with public health preparedness planning and response activities when advising healthcare services on approaches on how to increase capacity for managing COVID-19 cases. This is done in the context of widespread sustained SARS-CoV-2 transmission. This document is aimed at public health authorities and healthcare administrators in the EU/EEA and the UK.

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Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis

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

Community engagement is the first line of defence in the battle against infectious diseases. GPs are both gatekeepers and health promotors by empowering the community to build a firewall against the deadly virus. GPs are engaged in each of the three phases of response to the disease. For example, they help block the viral transmission in phase 1 by monitoring people at designated checkpoints, and they slow the increase of cases by treating patien...

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Health care in Belgian prisons. Current situation and scenarios for the future

PRIMORE PROJECT - Prison Health

Page 25: Primary care problems  Understaffing of health care staff  Confidentiality (the most common vehicle for prisoners to request a medical consultation is a simple paper request form, often handed over to detention officers, presence of security officers during medical consultations)  Lack of a coherent medical guard (after hours) system  Scattered offer of health prevention/promotion initiatives  Lack of standardized coordin...

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What questions should the opinions of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health address in 2020

Impact of EFPC - Advocacy

Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health The Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health is an interdisciplinary and independent group established by the European Commission to provide non-binding advice on matters related to effective, accessible and resilient health systems. The Expert Panel supports DG SANTE in its efforts towards evidence-based policy-making and the development and availability of state of the art cros...

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Interprofessional Learning and EFPC - Interprofessional Learning Themes and Topics

When discussing  interprofessional shared learning , one can see it from a patient 's perspective or from a commissioner's perspective .  Currently patients have access to their usual family doctor, webbased information, social media, wlk in clinics , or hospital casualty , pharmacists , and allied medical professions. The convenience of access - and potentially the revolving door of being seen by another care provider who wo...

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