Today, 31st of October 2012, the EFPC response has been send to the WHO secretariat for the "zero draft" WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020. We hope this will result in more attention  for Community Oriented Primary Care in coping with the NCD epidemic and a better understanding of comorbidity issues and how a horizontal approach can help to provide the best care the populations in need of care during the Second informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies on the 1st of November in Geneva.

The EFPC welcomes two new Premium Members, the University of East Anglia based in  Norwich, United Kingdom and Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHC RIS) based at the Flinders University in Bedford, Australia. We appreciate the support and look forward to enjoying effective working relations including stimulating Primary Care research programmes. And we hope others will follow this initiative to secure the voice of Primary Care will be heard in Europe.

Today, 18 October, the EFPC secretariat provided a response to the WHO Health in All policy approach endorsed by its' members.

European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) response on the draft Health in All Policies Definition for the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion



In the framework of a multi country study-visit to the Netherlands and Belgium on the 24th and 25th of September, organized by the European Forum for Primary Care, a delegation from the Shanghai Health Development Research Center visited Ghent, Utrecht and Den Bosch for an introduction in the Belgian and Dutch Health Care system and to focus on the provision of primary care and the interface with homecare.