Happy Summer Vacation Wishes from the EQuiP President

Dear EQuiP member,
 
The WONCA Europe Council meeting in Bratislava on the 26th of June 2019 was very successful for EQuiP.
 
First, the EQuiP Position Paper on Equity was endorsed by WONCA Europe Council members. In 2013, a Working Group on Equity was formed within EQuiP aiming to keep the debate on equity in the network ongoing and to ensure the theme of equity is considered in the activities of EQuiP involving the other dimensions of quality.
 
This consensus statement is the result of a series of debates and workshops organized during EQuiP and Wonca conferences and meetings between 2013 and 2017. This statement was accepted by the EQuiP General Assembly during the Zagreb Meeting on 18/11/2017.
Second, the European Teaching Agenda for Quality and Safety was endorsed by WONCA Europe Council members. In 2012, a Competency Framework for Quality and Safety in Family Medicine was developed by EQuiP. In 2015, EQuiP and EURACT started a cooperation to develop a teaching agenda based on this framework. The agenda developed was written by EQuiP and EURACT experts together. It was approved and endorsed at the EQuiP Council meeting in November 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia, and at the EURACT Council meeting in April 2019, in Riga, Latvia.
 
This is an educational framework for teaching the core competencies of quality and safety at the speciality training level:
  • It is designed to serve as a basis for curriculum developers at the speciality training level to set the learning aims and methods, and the assessment aims and methods.
  • It is not designed as a curriculum and it should not be seen that way.
  • It consists of two parts: a general part with a focus on teaching and assessment aims and methods, and a second part, with a focus on individual quality and safety competencies in the light of teaching.
Finally, I wish every EQuiP member a nice and relaxing holidays!