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European Society for Quality and Safety in Family Practice - EQuiP - is one of WONCA Europe's network organisations.

The aim of EQuiP is to contribute to the achievement of high levels of quality and safety of care for patients in general practice in all European countries.

Quality and safety in general practice is a continuous process of planned activities based on performance review and setting of explicit targets for good clinical practice with the aim of improving the actual quality and safety of patient care.

EQuiP currently has 68 individual and 11 organisational members from 24 European countries.

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11 Organisational members

Domus Medica

KoHOM (Coordination of Croatian Family Medicine)

Andrija Stampar (School of Public Health)

Duodecim (Medical Publications Ltd)

Finnish Association for General Practice

S.F.T.G. Association
(Société de Formation Thérapeutique du Généraliste)

Norsk Forening For Allmennmedisin

Associação Portuguesa de Medicina Geral e Familiar

Zdravsteni Dom Ljubljana

semFYC (Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia)

PMU (Policlinique Medicale Universitaire)

New Scientific Degree

Dr. Tomasz Tomasik from the College of Family Physicians in Poland has earned a new scientific degree: Habilitation at Jagiellonian University. 

Dr. Tomasik's habilitation was a cycle of publication grouped into: Cardiovascular patient care in practice of primary care physicians in Central and Eastern European countries.

The following publications in English and in Medline are of particular interest to EQuiP:

Tomasik T. We don't know if health system changes in eastern Europe have improved quality. BMJ. 2012 Jun 25;344:e3923. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3923.

Tomasik T, Windak A, Seifert B, Kersnik J, Jozwiak J. Treatment targets in patients with Type 2 diabetes set by primary care physicians from Central and Eastern Europe. Eur J Gen Pract. 2014 Feb 13.

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