Many countries have problems in attracting and retaining primary care workers in remote rural areas. This is not restricted to large countries; also small countries experience these problems.

The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL)  is currently making a background report for WHO based on the literature on rural primary care. The aim of the report is to describe the problem definition, the causes of the problem, the consequences for access and quality of care and possible solutions.

Our spring EFPC symposium in Canterbury had promised sunshine and daffodils.

Instead the long-awaited event was hindered by some of the coldest weather in Europe. Snow closed airports and train stations as the ‘Beast from the East' gave new meaning to English sub-zero temperatures.  Nonetheless, intrepid pilgrims trekked from Europe - and as far away as Brazil - to join in discussions on how we can integrate health care systems to bring communities closer to primary care, and improve health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable in society.

Dear EFPC members,

We would like to inform you that for our upcoming EFPC General Assembly, which will take place on the 24th of September in Crete, there are four positions available within our Advisory Board. The EFPC invites members interested in joining the Board for the next three years to come up with a nomination and submit your interest!

If you would like to know more about what it means to become an EFPC Advisory Board, please have a look at the following document ! Also, you can also check our webpage to have a look at our actual Board composition.

If you are interested in this call, you should fill in the nomination form  and send it back to us together with your CV to the EFPC secretariat: (info@euprimarycare.org) before July 31, 2018.

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