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

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

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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Remote Access Primary Care

Interprofessional Primary Care Research - PRIMORE PROJECT

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

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Are high-performing health systems resilient against the COVID-19 epidemic? The Lancet VOLUME 395, ISSUE 10227, P848-850, MARCH 14, 2020

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

Three important lessons have emerged.  The first is that integration of services in the health system and across other sectors amplifies the ability to absorb and adapt to shock. The second is that the spread of fake news and misinformation constitutes a major unresolved challenge.  Finally, the trust of patients, health-care professionals, and society as a whole in government is of paramount importance for meeting health crises.

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