On 18 November 2016, the President of the European Union of General Practitioners/Family Physicians, Dr. Aldo Lupo, had a meeting with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis.
Dr. Lupo presented UEMO to the Commissioner. He further announced that the aim of this meeting was to discuss ways to raise awareness, provide a mutual understanding on the issues at hand and express the commitment of UEMO to collaborate closely with the EU.
EU Commissioner Mr. Andriukaitis, expressed his wish to have a “map” on health sustainability. Moreover the Commissioner emphasised that he would like to know the actual number of GPs and nurses on the ground on each member state so as to focus on patient-centered approach for health. He also mentioned that his policies will be focused on Public Health and assess the most cost-effective solutions.
Dr. Lupo reaffirmed UEMO’s commitment to work closely with the EU in order to have an evidence-based service which will provide the benchmark for further initiatives.