Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn van de Hel and Annabel Kingma advised Stichting De Bevlogen Huisartsen (Foundation of Inspired General Practitioners) on the Integraal Zorgakkoord (Integral Care Agreement – “IZA”).
According to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the IZA aims to keep healthcare good, accessible and affordable for the future. To achieve this, agreements have been made between the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and a large number of parties in healthcare. Signatories of the IZA include umbrella organizations of hospitals, mental health care and elderly care.
The National General Practitioners Association (LHV) and the Association of Practicing General Practitioners (VPH) refused to sign the IZA. This partly because there are serious doubts about the implementation of the IZA. More than 3000 GPs filled out the LHV poll about the IZA and clearly indicated that they had very little confidence in the realization of the commitments mentioned in the IZA. The advice to Stichting De Bevlogen Huisartsen about the IZA included the (imbalance between) rights and obligations for GPs when the IZA would be signed.
For more information, see the NOS news item on this subject.