On the issue of “collateral damage” we are organizing a second round for the two Focus Groups next week Wednesday 15 April in an online webinar format. First one at 12:30 CET and the second one at 19:00 CET.
The Focus Groups will be led by our Austrian colleague from the University of Graz Sarah Burgmann and EFPC coordinator Diederik Aarendonk. They have the objective to gather knowledge and data on what are the effects of all COVID19 measures on the health of non-COVID19 patients. This ranges from referral restrictions of hospitals, reduced availability of specialist (e.g. radiology), absence of therapists and social workers, physical distance between GPs and patients. Shut down measures are causing anxiety and have an impact on social life and increased problems for vulnerable groups. In this second round we focus on Mental Health and Care for the Elderly.
If you are a Primary Care professional with experience in this area, please join one of the Focus Groups and register now indicating which timeslot you want to attend: 12:30 CET or 19:00 CET