Professor helps set primary care priorities for Europe

Professor Joyce Kenkre at EURIPA health forum

Professor Joyce Kenkre with the Greek minister for Health Dr. Andreas Xanthos and Professor Christos Lionis of the University of Crete 

Professor Joyce Kenkre appeared at the seventh European Rural Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) health forum in Crete recently to help set the priorities for research.

EURIPA is a representative network organisation founded by family doctors to address the health and wellbeing needs of rural communities and the professional need of those serving them across Europe. 

Joyce led a workshop to set the priorities for research and put in place a process for research collaboration across Europe, with 20 countries represented at the forum.

She said: “The Greek minister for health, Dr Andreas Xanthos, announced the future primary care reform to expand primary care into urban areas and strengthen capacity in rural areas.  It is not necessarily about physical infrastructure but also about training for general practitioners and an expanding range of primary care professionals. This will be facilitated by the establishment of an academic primary care unit to support the initiative. Potential for future collaboration for education, training and research.”

Joyce is a Professor of Primary Care at the University and is on the International Advisory Board and the Scientific Boards for EURIPA. 

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