Expands opportunities for EU co-financing for the development of GP practices

In the future, municipal capital companies will also be eligible for funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the establishment of primary care centers. This is envisaged by the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers' amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers approved today, August 13, which expand the range of applicants who can apply for ERDF co-financing for the development of GP practices.

Already reported, with the aim of improving patients' access to health care, EU funding of EUR 8 to 10 thousand (per practice) for the development of individual GP practices and collaborative practices and up to EUR 30 thousand (per practice) can be mobilized. the development of primary care centers.

It is planned to support the development of at least 535 GP practices with the support of the EU Structural Funds with the aim of improving access to quality health care services by developing health care infrastructure. 

GPs are given the opportunity to purchase medical technology, furniture, household appliances and equipment, and information technology equipment. Construction and related costs are also eligible for support under the projects.

Since 25 February, when it was possible to apply for support for the development of individual GP practices and collaborative GP practices, 140 project applications have been received for a total amount of EUR 1.57 million. Evaluation of project applications is still ongoing and it will be possible to apply for support in the future. It is also planned to announce the second sub-project selection phase by the end of this year, which will support the development of primary care centers.

The funding available for the development of individual GP practices and collaborative GP practices is EUR 3.7 million. In turn, the development of primary care centers - 750 000 euros.

For example, practices that have signed a cooperation agreement can each raise up to € 10,000 to their development. These can be between 2 and 5 GP practices located at one or more addresses within 5 km of each other. In such practices, the patient will have access to a wider range of healthcare services, such as at least one of the following specialists - pediatrician, physiotherapist, midwife, gynecologist. It will also provide longer working hours - the total working hours of collaborative practices on working days will be at least 11 hours.

 

 

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