The EMA has signed a joint statement strengthening its interaction with three professional bodies representing primary care.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has signed a commitment with the European Union of General Practitioners (UEMO), the European section of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) and the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC).
In making the announcement, EMA Executive Director Guido Rasi said:
“They often have initial contact with patients and provide continuity of care to all members of the family, often over many decades, and this puts them in a unique position. The statement, signed today, affirms EMA’s commitment to actively involve GPs and family physicians in its work to ensure that we can bring valuable knowledge from primary care into medicines regulation.”
The EMA’s announcement describes the objectives of the new working-relationships as to:
- help EMA gain a better understanding of how medicines are being used in real life and the potential impact of specific regulatory actions on patient care;
- facilitate the incorporation of views and input from GPs and family physicians into the Agency’s activities;
- raise awareness amongst GPs and family physicians of the role and activities of the EU medicines regulatory network
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