Statement on COVID-19 from the European Forum for Primary Care: Reducing the Impacts to Vulnerable Groups
On behalf of its members and partnering institutions the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) has prepared this brief statement based upon four focus groups and a two-part survey.
It is our intention that this statement draws attention to the impacts that the current COVID-19 pandemic will have on two vulnerable groups of society; within the field of mental health and elderly populations. Furthermore, we wish to highlight the collateral damage as a result of health systems operating within ‘COVID-19 Mode’.
Based upon this statement, the EFPC has also created several messages for health policy which can be used as a rough guidance when implementing and/or creating policy.