We hope you are faring as well as possible in your respective countries. We are writing to invite you to participate in this study on the role of primary care in the current pandemic response.
We want to know how prepared you think your country was to deal with COVID-19, how your country responded, the nature of your primary health care system, and changes that have been made in fighting this pandemic. We want to see how these factors might influence the rate and pattern of incidence and deaths. This knowledge can inform us about countries’ potential resilience in responding to a future pandemic and the role primary health care can play.
You have been selected because you are a primary health care clinician, researcher or policy-maker who can respond about your country. Please consider completing this anonymous survey. It should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.
This research is endorsed by WONCA, Primafamed, the Primary Health Care Research Consortium, NAPCRG, the European General Practice Research Network, the Robert Graham Center, the George Institute for Global Health, and the Besrour Centre. Ethical approval has been granted by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee.
Please also forward this email on to all other individuals or networks you consider relevant. We are hoping for as many responses as possible from every country in the world. With that goal in mind, we have reached out to our numerous networks which could result in you receiving this request more than once. We understand how many of you are overwhelmed with work at this time, and hope you will find a few minutes to provide your valuable insights. Please only complete the survey once. The survey will remain open until 30 April 2020.
Should you have any queries, or suggestions about whom else we should approach to complete this survey, please email PHC_COVID@kkinder.de or Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to your feedback. Take care and please keep safe and healthy.
The research team: Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Karen Kinder, Robert Phillips, Andrew Bazemore, Cristina Mannie, and Stefan Strydom