To mark NHS Change Day, NHS Alliance launched a new manifesto for primary care, Breaking Boundaries, which calls for a fundamental shift in healthcare from acute to primary setting, it calls for the new Commissioning Board to commit to specific measures, and wants to see a paradigm shift in the management of health, wellbeing and all non-urgent care.

Prof Arnoldas Jurgutis and Ms Vaida Jukneviciute from the Klaipeda university describe the Primary Care organization in Lithuania in the newest EFPC member column. It makes clear that the future of Primary Care in Lithuania is uncertain. A strong lobby of the current government is promoting less privatization of Primary Care practices. Stay informed via our two-weekly newsflash for all our members!

As a preliminary work for the 2013 Summer Course "Health Care in New Towns", 15-19 July Almere, The Netherlands, two students have started their research assignments which will be presented during the Summer Course