WONCA Europe 2016 February news

June and WONCA Europe in Copenhagen is getting closer :-)

In Copenhagen in June we are delighted to present:

Professor Martin Roland, University of Cambridge – giving a keynote on The future of primary care “What is primary care going to look like in the future?”

Many GPs’ workload is becoming more complex with more older multi-morbid patients and with care increasingly moving away from specialists into primary care in many countries. However, there are major problems of the workforce available to deal with these challenges. Most countries either have difficulty recruiting enough GPs or have geographical parts where it’s difficult to get GPs to go and work. Professor Martin Roland, a GP for 35 years and Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, has recently addressed these challenges in a report for the UK government: The Future of Primary Care: Creating Teams for Tomorrow. In his keynote he will describe solutions that will enable countries across Europe to rise to the challenges of coming years. These include a more multi-disciplinary workforce, networks of practices working more closely together, and better use of IT both for communication between professionals and with our patients.
Hearing Martin Roland’s presentation about the future of primary care will certainly be of interest for clinicians and most certainly also for health care planners.

At the WONCA Europe 2016 in Copenhagen Martin Roland will give his presentation on Friday morning 17 June.
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Peter Vedsted
President of Scientific Committee

Roar Maagaard
President of Host Organising Committee