EFPC accepted as member of EMA HCPWP

Friday 27 May, we received the positive news that the EFPC has been accepted as an official member for the Health Care Professionals Working Party of EMA for the period 2016-2019. Our Italian and Dutch members, Walter Marrocco and Pieter van den Hombergh, will be our official representatives. This HCPWP exists since 2006 and has gone through several milestones. Since two years we have been able to respond actively to different requests from EMA with the recent meeting in London with 20 GP's as a clear result up till now! Now as an official HCPWP member, we will continue with preparing a shared Position Paper about the role of Primary Care professionals in the work of EMA emphasising the need for independent research to gain a better understanding of how medicines are used in real clinical practice. More news on ongoing activities will be posted via the EFPC webpage for the EMA Working Group. We are looking forward to our fruitful collaboration with the EMA and look forward to the input of EFPC members, starting with the next workshop at our #EFPC2016 Riga conference.