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1. Expert on secondment for EMA interaction with general practitioners / family physicians

In the framework of the close collaboration between the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and the EFPC, the EMA is looking for an expert on secondment to support the activities with general practitioners and help to further develop EMA collaboration to a more concrete, regular and sustainable level.  The secondment would take place in London at the EMA premises, on a full time basis. The seconded expert’s employer should be a national, regional or local administration, a public intergovernmental organisation, independent university or research organisation that does not seek profits for redistribution. (Click here for further information on how a secondment works)

 2. Senior Advisor, Design and Organization of Services – Kazakhstan

Also in line with the important work and collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, a vacancy notice for a P5 Senior Advisor position at the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Deadline to apply February 5,2017) has been announced.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has accepted the EFPC as a member of its Stakeholder Platform. This platform assists EFSA in the development of its overall relations and policy with stakeholders. It provides a forum for dialogue, exchange of ideas, information and views while aiming to improve the opportunities given to EFSA stakeholders to contribute to the activities and to better meet the expectations of the EU citizens.

WATCH IT AGAIN! (Just accessible for EFPC Members)

This webinar represents a great opportunity to witness an interview between two influential primary care leaders Jan De Maeseneer and Sally Kendall (actual and future elected chairman of the European Forum For Primary Care) that will drive the audience towards a journey in their careers and will raise the importance of primary care and the challenges of integrated care for shaping the future at a global level.

The Commission appointed new members of its Expert Panel of Effective Ways of Investing in Health, which has recently been renewed for three additional years.

The EFPC is glad to announce the re-election of EFPC Chairman Jan De Maeseneer and the election of longtime EFPC members Sabina Nuti (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies) and Dionne Kringos (Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam)

 

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In this webinar Robin Miller (EFPC Advisory Board) and Kim Jelphs,co-authors of the book 'working in teams' will share their insights on how to make sure that teams work in practice. Kim and Robin will be drawing on research and their wealth of experience at the University of Birmingham of supporting the development and improvement of such teams.

The EFPC was invited to provide a response via the EU health policy platform for the first version of a draft joint statement for Mental Health prepared by Mental Health Europe. The EFPC Mental Health Working Group developed an additional paragraph on Primary Care to be included in this statement. The paragraph was endorsed by the EFPC membership and has been uploaded at the EU Health Policy Platform website. At the 5 December Platform meeting in Brussels it has been accepted as a crucial part of providing Mental Health care for EU citizens. 

The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, which will help improve its functioning, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme. EFPC has been asked to motivate its' members to respond!

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On 17 November Peter Groenewegen will present a webinar, titled Primary Care Models for Tackling Multimorbidity.

The European Forum For Primary Care (EFPC) is pleased to announce its new partnership with EUROCARERS the leading European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of the particular age or health need of the person they are caring for.