Policy Bite: Maximising the role of primary care workforce
Prof Amanda Howe and Dr Jamie Murdoch, University of East Anglia write: the challenge for primary care services to negotiate tensions between meeting patients’ needs effectively and managing demand for care is a global problem. Rising life expectancy and improved options to help diagnosis and treatment mean that doctors both in community and hospital settings have to manage increasingly complex patients with multi-morbidities.
WONCA Prague 2017: the latest news
WONCA Europe comes to Prague from June 28 - July 1, 2017. The latest news from the Scientific Committee chair and about the exciting WONCA Europe open meeting chaired by Job Metsemakers with Han Kluge from WHO.
Rural story on Northern Ireland crisis goes viral
In recent weeks a story on the Primary Care crisis in Northern Ireland written by our colleague Michael Smyth has stimulated enormous discussion on the WONCA Working Party on Rural practice google group. If you are not a member, find out what all the fuss is about as Michael writes for WONCA News.
EJGP now open access
Some readers will have noticed that since 1 January of this year, the European Journal of General Practice has ‘open access’ for all its readers. ‘Open access’ means that you not only can download the abstract but also the full-text version of all articles published in this journal.
Rural round-up: Dave Schmitz on collaboration with the USA
David Schmitz, executive member of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice (WPRP) for North America and the president of the USA's 2017 National Rural Health Association (NRHA), shares his hopes for collaboration and upcoming conferences.
Why you can’t miss the 14th World Rural Health Conference
Here’s four big reasons why you should attend.
1) Networking with more than 600 delegates
2) Professional development
3) Keep up-to-date with the latest trends in international rural health
4) Hear the conference keynote speakers: including WONCA leaders Amanda Howe and Bruce Chater
WONCA Global Jobs Board
WONCA CEO, Garth Manning, has written a letter to member organisations informing them of an exciting development of a new global jobs board on the WONCA website.