GP Forward View is Falling Short on Workforce

NHS England’s General Practice Forward View is falling short in its pledge to build the GP workforce by 5,000 more full-time equivalent family doctors by 2020, the Royal College of GPs has concluded. The College’s Annual Assessment of the plan, that was launched in April 2016, recognises that NHS England is making progress in delivering

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EAPCP wants EU to ‘do more for health’

The European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) is the latest organisation to join a coalition of European organisations petitioning European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker to do ‘more for health’ in Europe. The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and a coalition of organisations have teamed up to express their

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New Tools to Assess Performance of Primary Care Imminent

The European Commission’s Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health is due to finalise shortly a key opinion on new tools and methodologies for assessing the performance of primary care throughout Europe. The independent group was established to provide the Commission with non-binding advice on three specific matters, including access to healthcare, the

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