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APEx Barbara Starfield Lecture - Professor Amanda Howe

G18, St Luke's Campus, Exeter

Thursday 18 January 2018, 18.30-20.00

The University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) is pleased to announce that Professor Amanda Howe is giving this year's Barbara Starfield Lecture on "Evidence, advocacy and resourcing - can global general pratice meet the challenge of universal health coverage?" on 18 January 2018 at 18.30 on St Luke's Campus. Professor Howe has held the Chair in Primary Care at Norwich Medical School since 2001 and is the current President of World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA).

Barbara Starfield's work is often quoted as providing a firm evidence base for the value of strenghening the primary health care sector within a health system. She described both the 'Triple Aim' of improved quality of care that meets population health needs at lower cost, and the criteria by which you would recognise that quality: "...care that is accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, with good continuity, and patient-centered." As many countries acknowledge the need to reform primary care services, they are often also reconsidering the appropriate medical workforce to support this sector - the value of general practice/family medicine as a specialty that acts as the first point of generalist care which integrates prevention, diagnosis and ongoing care across the lifecycle. But this is not accepted around the world - although more than 130 countries now have professional bodies of general practitioners, numbers in some countries remain few, and the need to increase their numbers and position them in effective sustainable roles in the workforce is still a work in progress. This talk will use Professor Howe's global experience as President of WONCA to reflect on the need both for updated evidence on the impact of investment in primary care, and the need to use smart arguments to persuade governments to invest in the modern medical workforce for effective health care.

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Please register using this web page. If you have any questions about this event please contact Joy Choules via j.l.choules@exeter.ac.uk


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