Senior Professor Inger Ekman, former GPCC Centre Director, is chairing CostCares, which is a COST Action involving 28 European countries that aims to design, evaluate and secure financing for different healthcare systems, and to test person-centered care in different countries in Europe with different health care systems.
The aim of the experimental healthcare systems is to generate data on how future healthcare should be developed to deliver high quality care and at the same time be affordable for individuals and society.
Read more about CostCares here.
CostCares is a continuation of We Care which was also chaired by Inger Ekman. The aim for WeCare was to formulate a plan for how research and innovation in healthcare can contribute to high quality care and reduced healthcare costs.
The project resulted in a document calledWe Care Strategy Plan and R&D Roadmap. Information about this was published in The Lancet and BMJ. More about The We Care project, and links to the Roadmap document and articles.
Person-centred Patient-Public Private Partnership PCP4: Testbeds for person-centred care
PCP4 is a collaboration platform for person-centered partnership in Sweden. Within the platform, research, education and implementation will be organised and institutionalised in collaboration between universities, patients, healthcare decision-makers, staff and the business community. read more about PCP4 here. (Link to be added)
PcP ICoP is an international community, mainly of academics who are interested in advancing knowledge in the field of person-centred practice. Note here that ‘practice’ is taken as being in any field: care, education, research, management, policy and so on. The ICoP is hosted by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and co-ordinated by Professor Brendan McCormack. Click here for further information about ICoP.
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
GPCC was a "knowledge partner" to the conference 20th International Conference on Integrated Care which was organised by The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). Read more about the conference here.