The EFPC has just issued their response to the Institute of Health Equity consultation on Improving Health Literacy for Health Equity.

The response was prepared by Maria van den Muijsenbergh of the Dutch member, Pharos. After a short endorsement process with our members, a few additional suggestions were made from our Italian and French members which has resulted in the following two documents.

"Primary Health Care at the Crossroads in Service Delivery, Research and Policy Development", is the title of the lecture series given at the University of Antwerp by Prof Jan De Maeseneer, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University.

A Finnish student, Suvi Ristolainen, writes her Master’s Thesis about Health Literacy among primary health care personnel in Europe.
Please respond to her invitation to be part of an expert panel to carry out a validation study ( Delphi study). The aim is to conduct the Delphi through 2-3 rounds within February and March by circulating the list of competences, which you will be asked to rate online. Please let her know about your availability the latest by Friday 27th of February (deadline extended).

EFPC Working Group on Primary Care and Palliative Care gets of the ground with a first short web-meeting on the second of March (8 am Dutch time) in which we will discuss the outline of a workshop to be organised at the AGP/FM SEE conference in Ljubljana, 4th to 6th of June 2015. If you also want to join this first meeting, please send a message to the EFPC secretariat and you will receive an invitation.