Prof Jan De Maeseneer has sent an apllication for membership in the multisectoral panel of independent experts to work on the improvement of health care systems in Europe. The panel will support the reflection process recently initiated by Member States – at the request of the Council. Demographic changes, costly innovation, and rising patients' expectations put constant pressure on the financial sustainability of European health systems.

Balancing The Primary And Secondary Care Provision For More Integration and Better Health Outcomes


Istanbul 9/10 September 2013; Galatasaray University


Participants from all over the world came together at the Rendez-Vous 2012 to discuss community participation in health professional education, research and service. Conference delegates, including health professional students, health professionals, and trainers of health professionals created the Thunder Bay Communiqué, a press-release which included the main recommendations below:

The Way Forward

Quality in Primary Care, Volume 20, Number 4

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With a guest editorial "Interprofessional education: a vital concern and a lever to better primary care", written by Loes van Amsterdam and Marc Bruijnzeels of the Jan van Es Institute and the latest EFPC Position Paper with the title "Improving interprofessional collaboration in primary care: Position Paper of the European Forum for Primary Care" written by EFPC members Marianne Samuelson, Paolo Tedeschi, Diederik Aarendonk, Carmen de la Cuesta, and Peter Groenewegen.