I declare that that I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.
© I have the following interests to declare:
I have in the past received reimbursement for travel and accommodation to speak in conferences organized by the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine and the German Society of General Practice.
I have in the past received reimbursement for travel and a stipend to attend a one-off meeting at the European Medicines Agency.
I work as a locum/freelance GP / family physician both in the Portuguese National Health Service and for a private provider of home visits/house calls in the Lisbon area (SMP), but I am paid through a private agency. I have recently been recruited by a private provider of home based primary care based on a smartphone app (KNOK healthcare), but I haven’t undertaken any paid work for that organization yet.
Member of the Portuguese delegation representing the Portuguese Medical Association in the European Union of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (UEMO) since 2011. I receive a stipend paid by the Portuguese for attending meetings twice a year and all travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the Portuguese Medical Association.
I have recently been appointed a member of the Committee for Health Technology Assessment of the Portuguese drug regulator (Infarmed), but I haven’t undertaken any paid work for that organization yet.
Unpaid positions (current)
Member of the judging panel of the 1st Jorge Horta Award (best clinical research paper award published by under-35 Portuguese physicians), which is organised by the Portuguese Medical Association and will be launched in September 2016. Some of the papers that will be submitted for judging when the award is launched may have been published in The BMJ.