The German Association of General Practitioners and Federal Association of Private Suppliers of Social Services (bpa) are planning to jointly develop cross-sectoral solutions in providing care for the old and sick. The aim is to facilitate structural networking of GP surgeries and nursing facilities and to overcome problems at points where they intersect.
They are planning to expand and design medical and nursing care services with practicalities in mind, which „in future, we will only be able to guarantee if general practitioners and nursing facilities cooperate very closely“, says Ulrich Weigeldt, the Federal Chairman of the German Association of General Practitioners.
Finally, as well as developing special programs for people who are carers for their relatives, the Association of General Practitioners and the bpa also want to coordinate referrals to and from the hospital.
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