UEMO at EMA Workshop in London

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UEMO at EMA Workshop in London

On 19th April, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised a workshop in London on the collaboration with general practitioners / family physicians. UEMO was kindly invited by EMA to take part in this meeting and was represented at the workshop by Ms Nena Kopcavar Gucek.

The workshop was attended by twenty representatives from three major organisations. Alongside UEMO, the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) and the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners / Family Physicians (WONCA) Europe also participated in the EMA workshop.

The main aim of the workshop was to identify areas where EMA could cooperate with general practitioners from across Europe. Participants also discussed how regulatory actions could impact general practice and how general practitioners could help facilitate decision-making at EU level by providing information.

A common understanding was reached that improved communication between EMA and European general practitioners would help EMA gain a better understanding of how medicines are used in real life and the potential impact of specific regulatory actions on patient care. General practitioners would also benefit from this cooperation, as EMA is able to provide information about how general practitioners can best inform regulatory discussions.

EMA will continue to keep in touch with participants of the workshop and seek to involve this new group in a range of EMA activities. In the future, the participating organisations could be asked for their input on EMA’s scientific advice to medicine developers, feasibility and impact studies and reviews of product information, as well as dissemination of information to their national networks.

More information about the EMA workshop is available here.

 

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