Network of General Practitioners

Last updated on 22-1-2024 by Sarah Moreels

Registration (only for general practitioners who are member of the network)

Report your data for the health problems covered by the network of general practitioners in 2024:

registration activity, acute respiratory infections, influenza-like illness and acute diarrhea

The registration of acute respiratory infections, influenza-like illness and acute diarrhea is done online. Take part in four steps:

  1. Print the registration form of acute respiratory infections, influenza-like illness and acute diarrhea (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French)
  2. You can use this form as reminder to note the number of cases during the week (from Monday morning till Sunday evening)
  3. Enter this information at the end of the week using the button below (at the latest the following Tuesday evening)
  4. From Wednesday-afternoon, you can consult the weekly flu bulletin on the website.

enter your weekly data

virological surveillance of influenza

Samples of 5 patients are collected per week (first 3 patients meeting the ILI definition and first 2 patients meeting the ARI case definition) to better detect SARS-CoV-2 and RSV infections in addition to influenza infections.

The patient must sign an informed consent form agreeing to participate in the virological surveillance.

sexual transmitted infections

The registration of sexually transmitted infections is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of sexually transmitted infections (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

varicella, zona or postherpetic neuralgia

The registration of varicella, zona or postherpetic neuralgia is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of varicella, zona or postherpetic neuralgia (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

tick bites and/or suspected Lyme disease

The registration of tick bites and/or suspected Lyme disease is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of tick bites and/or suspected Lyme disease (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

psychopharmaceuticals in children, adolescents and young adults (0-23 years)

The registration of psychopharmaceuticals in children, adolescents and young adults is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of psychopharmaceuticals in children, adolescents and young adults (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

advance care planning (ACP)

The registration of advance care planning (ACP) is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of advance care planning (ACP) (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

Long Covid

The registration of patients with Long Covid is done online.

report a case

For your convenience, you can also print the registration form of Long Covid (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

More professional information about the corona-virus

Information on the COVID-19-Barometer in general practices

Epidemiological curves

Weekly incidence of consultations for influenza-like illness (consultations/100.000 inhabitants)

Weekly incidence of influenza-like illness

Consult the weekly Acute Respiratory Infection Bulletin in French or in Dutch 

Weekly incidence of consultations for acute diarrhea (consultations/100.000 inhabitants)

Weekly incidence of acute diarrhea

Problems with the registration?

network coordinator if you have problems with the online registration or if you have another question.

 

Can I become a GP of the Network of General Practitioners?

Yes of course! Send an email  network coordinator

or register your contact details here (NL or FR version)

 

The network of General Practitioners

The network comprises about 120 general practices all over Belgium, who weekly report data about 7 to 8 infectious and non-infectious diseases. This allows to study the incidence and prevalence of a variety of health problems and their characteristics. By providing epidemiological information as well as information on care provided in general practice, the SGPs support the policymakers in defining priorities and evaluating health policy. More info about the network

An overview of the registered themes over the years (only available in PDF icon Dutch or PDF icon French).

This network is only possible through close cooperation with our partners.

 

Publications

Recent publications:

  • Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Denayer S, Barbezange C, De Schreye R, Moreels S, Bustos Sierra N, Dufrasne F, Debouverie L, Fierens S, Callies M, Hermans L. Wekelijks bulletin acute luchtweginfecties week x-2024 / Bulletin hebdomadaire infections respiratoires aiguës semaine x-2024 / Weekly bulletin acute respiratory infections week x-2024. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.

  • Moreels S, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2023). Caring for Long Covid patients in Belgian primary care. Abstract published in International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC); 23(S1): p.121, December 2023. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.ICIC23047.

  • Cuschieri S, Moreels S. (2023). Unravelling general practitioners’ barriers to deal with long COVID: Experiences from Malta. Commentary published in Health Sciences Review, Volume 9, December 2023, 100121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hsr.2023.100121.

  • Moreels S, Bensemmane S, Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Fierens S, Rouvez F, De Schreye R. (2023). General characteristics of the Sentinel General Practitioners (SGP) network in Belgium: short report on 2019-2022. PDF icon Report. Brussel, Belgium, Sciensano. October 2023. 21p. D/2023.14.440/71.

  • Bensemmane S, De Pauw R, Keune H, De Schreye R. (2023). Belgian general practitioners’ perception and use of physical activity on prescription. Abstract published in European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1406

  • Moreels S, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R, Cuschieri S. (2023). General practitioners’ knowledge, perception and experience on Long Covid: a cross-sectional study in Belgium and Malta. Abstract published in European Journal of Public Health, Volume 33, Issue Supplement_2, October 2023. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.024

  • Lernout T, Cuypers L,  Bensemmane S, Dessilly G, Scohy A, Lagrou K, Depypere M, Kabamba-Mukadi B. (2023). PDF icon Epidemiologische surveillance van Lyme borreliose — 2019-2021 Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano. p.8.

  • Lernout T, Cuypers L,  Bensemmane S, Dessilly G, Scohy A, Lagrou K, Depypere M, Kabamba-Mukadi B. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance épidémiologique de la borréliose de Lyme — 2019-2021. Rapport. Bruxelles, Belgique : Sciensano. p.8.

  • Fischer N, Moreels S, Dauby N, Reynders M, Petit E, Gérard M, Lacor P, Daelemans S, Lissoir B, Holemans X, et al. (2023). Influenza versus other respiratory viruses – assessing severity among hospitalised children, Belgium, 2011 to 2020. Eurosurveillance, Aug-07-2024, Volume 28, Issue 29. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2023.28.29.2300056

  • Bossuyt N, Bustos Sierra N, Doggen K, De Schreye R, Fierens S, Moreels S, Vermeulen M, Vos B, Barbezange C, Dufrasne F, et al. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance van griepinfecties. Epidemiologische rapport seizoen 2019-2020. Rapport. Brussel, België: Siensano. p.32.

  • Bossuyt N, Bustos Sierra N, Doggen K, De Schreye R, Fierens S, Moreels S, Vermeulen M, Vos B, Barbezange C, Dufrasne F, et al. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance des infections à influenza. Rapport épidémiologique saison 2019-2020. Rapport. Bruxelles, Belgique: Sciensano. p.31.

  • Lecompte A, Vanden Berghe W, Bensemmane S, Van Den Bossche D, De Baetselier I, Van Beckhoven D. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance van seksueel overdraagbare infecties. Epidemiologische situatie op 31 december 2021. Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano. p.39.

  • Lecompte A, Vanden Berghe W, Bensemmane S, Van Den Bossche D, De Baetselier I, Van Beckhoven D. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance des infections sexuellement transmissibles. Situation épidémiologique jusqu’ au 31 décembre 2021. Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano. p.39.

  • Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2023). General Practitioners’ prescription of psychotropic drugs among youth in Belgium. PDF icon Abstract published in the Programme Book of 96th EGPRN meeting, 11-14 May 2023, Split (Croatia), p. 77.

  • Jacquinet S, Bensemmane S, Smeesters P, Cornelissen L. (2023). PDF icon Epidemiologische_surveillance_van_varicella_en_zoster_-_varicella-zostervirus_vzv_-_overzicht_2010-2022_en_gedetailleerde_resultaten_2019_-_2022. Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano.

  • Jacquinet S, Bensemmane S, Smeesters P, Cornelissen L. (2023). PDF icon Surveillance_epidemiologique_de_la_varicelle_et_du_zona_-_varicella-zoster_virus_vzv_-_apercu_2010-2022_et_resultats_detailles_2019-2022. Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano.

  • Moreels S, Cuschieri S, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2023). Caring for Long Covid patients in primary health care: a cross-sectional study among general practitioners in Belgium and Malta. Abstract published in Population Medicine 2023; 5(Supplement):A339. https://doi.org/10.18332/popmed/165193

  • Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Debouverie L, De Schreye R, Moreels S, Bustos Sierra N, Barbezange C, Denayer S, Dufrasne F. Wekelijks bulletin luchtweginfecties week x-2023 / Bulletin hebdomadaire infections respiratoires semaine x-2023 / Weekly bulletin respiratory infections week x-2023. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.

  • Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2022). Varicella surveillance among the patient population in Belgian general practice between 2019 and 2021. PDF icon Abstractpublished in the Programme Book of 95th EGPRN meeting, 20-23 October 2022, Antwerp (Belgium), p. 87.

  • Bensemmane S. (2022). Physical activity on prescription in Belgian general practice: current state of affairs. PDF icon Abstract published in the Programme Book of 95th EGPRN meeting, 20-23 October 2022, Antwerp (Belgium), p. 57.

  • Cuschieri S, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R, Moreels, S. (2022). Caring for Long Covid-19 patients in primary health care: a twinning study between Malta and Belgium. PDF icon Abstract published in the Programme Book of 95th EGPRN meeting, 20-23 October 2022, Antwerp (Belgium), p. 108.

  • Debouverie L, Vaes B, Bossuyt N, Moreels S, De Schreye R. (2022). Real-time pandemic surveillance by the Covid-19 Barometer in General Practices in Belgium. PDF icon Abstractpublished in the Programme Book of 95th EGPRN meeting, 20-23 October 2022, Antwerp (Belgium), p. 70.

  • Moreels S, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2022). Long COVID in primary care: study among Belgian general practitioners. PDF icon Abstractpublished in the Program Book of European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) 2022 Conference, 26-27th September 2022, Ghent (Belgium), pp.80-81.

  • Bensemmane S, De Schreye R. (2022). PDF icon Management of tick bites and suspicion of Lyme disease in Belgian primary care : compliance with national guidelines. Abstract published in the Programme Book of the 94th EGPRN Meeting, İstanbul-Turkey, 12-15 May 2022, p.110.

  • Moreels S, De Schreye R. (2022). Risk factors and prevention concerning falls among older general practice patients in Belgium, 2019-2020. Abstract published in the Abstract Book of EU Falls Festival 2022, 4-5th April 2022, Leuven (Belgium), p.103.

  • Article « Les médecins vigies, premiers lanceurs d’alerte en cas d’épidémie », Le Soir, 23 February 2022, https://www.lesoir.be/426019/article/2022-02-23/les-medecins-vigies-premiers-lanceurs-dalerte-en-cas-depidemie

  • Guerrisi C, Thomas B, Ordax Diez A, Van Cauteren D, Lozano Alonso JE, Moreels S, Falchi A, Vega Alonso T, Bonmarin I, Raude J, Vilcu AM, Hanslik T, Debin M, Rossignol L, Colizza V, Souty C, Blanchon T. Initial risk perception and feeling of preparedness of primary care physicians regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium, France and Spain in February 2020. Article published in BMC Primary Care, 23, 18 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-021-01588-5

  • Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Debouverie L, De Schreye R, Moreels S, Bustos Sierra N, Barbezange C, Denayer S, Dufrasne F. Wekelijks bulletin luchtweginfecties week x-2022 / Bulletin hebdomadaire infections respiratoires semaine x-2022 / Weekly bulletin respiratory infections week x-2022. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.

  • Bensemmane S, Vanden Berghe W, De Schreye R. PDF icon Sexually Transmitted Infections surveillance among the patient population in Belgian general practice. Abstract published in European Journal of Public Health, November 2021, 31, suppl. 3: 514.

  • Moreels S, Boffin N, De Schreye R. PDF icon Falls among older general practice patients: risk factors and fall prevention in Belgium, 2019-2020. Abstract published in European Journal of Public Health, November 2021, 31, suppl. 3: 580. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab165.638

  • De Schreye R, Van Vyve A, Moreels S, Goderis G, Scholtes B, Coenen S, Verrijken G.  PDF icon Rapport de synthèse sur l’attitude de médecins généralistes à la vaccination contre le COVID-19. Rapport. Brussel, Sciensano. Numéro de rapport D/2021/14.440/28.

  • De Schreye R, Van Vyve A, Moreels S, Goderis G, Scholtes B, Coenen S, Verrijken G. PDF icon Samenvattend rapport COVID-19 vaccinatiebereidheid bij huisartsen. Rapport. Brussel, Sciensano. Rapportnummer: D/2021/14.440/27.

  • Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Vos S, De Schreye R, Moreels S, Bustos Sierra N, Thomas I., Barbezange C. Wekelijks bulletin luchtweginfecties week x-2021 / Bulletin hebdomadaire infections respiratoires semaine x-2021 / Weekly bulletin respiratory infections week x-2021. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.

  • Vanden Berghe W, Lecompte A, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R, De Baetselier I. PDF icon Surveillance van seksueel overdraagbare aandoeningen 2017-2019. Rapport. Brussel, België : Sciensano; Rapportnummer: D/2020/14.440/85.

  • Vanden Berghe W, Lecompte A, Bensemmane S, De Schreye R, De Baetselier I. PDF icon Surveillance des infections sexuellement transmissibles 2017-2019. Rapport. Bruxelles, Belgique : Sciensano ; Numéro de rapport : D/2020.14.440/84.

  • Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, De Schreye R, Moreels S, Vos S, Bustos Sierra N, Thomas I., Barbezange C. Wekelijks bulletin luchtweginfecties week x-2020 / Bulletin hebdomadaire infections respiratoires semaine x-2020 / Weekly bulletin respiratory infections week x-2020. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.

  • Boffin N, Antoine J, Van Baelen L, Moreels S, Doggen K. General practice patients starting treatment for substance use problems: observations from two data sources across levels of care. BMC Public Health. 2020 June 18. 20, 960. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09038-0

  • Verkissen M, Penders Y, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Moreels S, Donker G, Vega Alonso T, Van den Block L, Deliens L. End-of-life communication in advanced cancer: international trends (2009-2014). BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2020, Apr 27. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001999

  • De Nooijer K, Pivodic L, Deliens L,  Miccinesi G, Vega Alonso T, Moreels S, Van den Block L. Primary palliative care for older people in three European countries: a mortality follow-back quality study. BMJ Support Palliat Care 2019, Oct 17. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001967.

  • Boffin N, Van Casteren V, De Ridder K. Care of general practice patients preceding and following a suicide attempt: observational study in Flemish general practices. BMJ Open 2019, 9(5):e028546. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028546.

  • Bossuyt N, Van Cauteren D, Bustos Sierra N, Thomas I., Barbezange C. Griep Bulletin week x-2019 / Bulletin Grippe semaine x-2019 / Weekly Flu Bulletin week x-2019. Report. Brussel, Sciensano.
  • Miranda G, Baetens J, Bossuyt N, Bruno O, De Baets B. Real-time prediction of influenza outbreaks in Belgium. Epidemics, sept 2019, 28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2019.04.001.
  • Segaloff H, Melidou A, Adlhoch C, Pereyaslov D, Robesyn E, Pasi P, Olsen S, WHO European Region, European Influenza Surveillance Network. Co-circulation of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza A(H3N2) viruses, World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, October 2018 to February 2019. Eurosurveillance, 28/02/2019, 24 (9). https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.9.1900125.
  • Geebelen L, Van Cauteren D, Devleesschauwer B, Moreels S, Tersago K, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N, Lernout T. Combining primary care surveillance and a meta-analysis to estimate the incidence of the clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2015-2017. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.12.007.

An overview of all publications during 2010-2019 (only available in PDF icon Dutch PDF icon French)

An overview of all publications during 1979-2009 (only available in PDF icon Dutch PDF icon French)

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