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Making the case for primary care in the ERS White Book, launched Sept 2013, written by IPCRG President Niels Chavannes and Executive Officer Sian Williams. 

 The chapter summarises the potential positive impact of primary care practitioners on the burden of respiratory disease in Europe, and describes how they could improve access to care and health outcomes. In particular, we should support the calls of the WHO and the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance to take action now to combat chronic lung disease. Primary care needs to be made stronger, with less variation of investment between countries and faster progress towards the goals of the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA62) resolution.

 To view the chapter and the rest of the white book, click here