Stronger primary care in the EU: UEMO strengthens cooperation with EMA, EFPC and Wonca Europe

06/06/2019 766 Views
Stronger primary care in the EU: UEMO strengthens cooperation with EMA, EFPC and Wonca Europe

Today, 6 June 2019, UEMO is pleased to announce a joint collaboration with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) and Wonca Europe in order to improve the access and quality of primary care in the European Union. The agreement was signed at EMA, on its new headquarters in Amsterdam. The aim of this reinforced cooperation will pave the way to:

  • help EMA gain a better understanding of how medicines are being used in real life and the potential impact of specific regulatory actions on patient care;
  • facilitate the incorporation of views and input from GPs/family physicians into EMA’s activities recognising the pivotal role that they play on the front line of health and patient care;
  • raise awareness among GPs of the role and activities of the EU medicines regulatory network.

Overall, our new collaboration with EMA, EFPC and Wonca Europe will work on spreading awareness about the importance and the role of GPs and family physicians. A detailed plan for the upcoming 2020 year was also agreed as well as a way of working together and developing communication activities and identifying opportunities for collaboration in regulatory science training. Finally, the European Medicines Agency will also improve its interaction with GPs.

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