Moving Forward After the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned in Primary Care

The WONCA Europe Council, during its meeting on 6 June 2023 in Brussels, endorsed unanimously the PRICOV-19 Research Consortium Position Paper “Moving Forward After the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned in Primary Care”

The EQuiP Council had previously endorsed it following a discussion by conference attendees at the 62nd EQuiP conference in Dublin on 12th May 2023

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a consortium of 48 research institutions, in collaboration with EQuiP, rolled out the PRICOV-19 study. This study analysed how GP practices in 38 countries adapted their practices to provide safe, effective, person-centred, and equitable care during the pandemic. Over 5,500 GP practices filled out an online questionnaire. The study's scale and international design allow it to identify areas for improvement and contribute to the development of strategies to better prepare for future crises. Understanding patient safety is critical for healthcare professionals in future pandemics and times of crisis.  

Eight recommendations to foster Primary Care preparedness for future crises have been drawn up.

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