Tuesday 06 May 2014 - Eight delegates from as many European cities*, together with Ghent University and the European Forum of Primary Care (EFPC), signed a declaration of intent to join forces on local health care. Policy makers, health workers and academics have united in the Working Group "Primary Care and Population Health for European Cities (PriPHECi)" to exchange knowledge and experience regarding illness prevention, health promotion and community oriented primary care.

A number of high level workshops are already confirmed for the 1/2 September Barcelona conference by several EU funded programmes like the European Innovation Partnership programme on Active Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA), the 7th Frame Work Programme projects IMPLEMENT on the Implementation of Chronic Care Improvements and QUALICOPC sessions with first results on the comparative analysis for European Primary Care systems related to costs including several country presentations from Finland, Turkey, Austria and Spain.

In the framework of the close collaboration between the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and the EFPC, the EMA is looking for 1. GP's for the review of draft safety communications and 2. GP's & nurses involved in diabetes care at Primary Care level. Candidates should be EU nationals and practicing in an EU member state. Please send a message to the EFPC secretariat and we will bring you in contact with the EMA coordinator for this assignment.

As announced the European Forum for Primary Care was present in Brussels at three different high-level meetings in Brussels last week, organised by WHO Europe, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and DG Sanco of the European Commission.