Professor Amanda Howe, our new President, said in 2013 that she would “help with policy messages. In WONCA ... we know what we want to say. I’d work on how we say it – getting
accurate clear briefing documents out, so you can adapt them for use in
your place”. Prof Howe wrote policy bites monthly from June 2013 to October 2016.
From January 2017, we begin "external invites" to gather policy ideas from around the world.
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of policy bites.
Policy bite: The modern primary care workforce
I have recently been a member of an independent ‘Commission’ to make recommendations about the primary care workforce in England - very interesting to put one’s own ideas to scrutiny by equally intelligent and critical peers from other backgrounds.
Policy Bite: A brief note on election day…
Today my country goes to the polls. During the last government, we had a major health service reform, with a new ‘market’ model where more services could be contracted with private providers; family medicine doctors were tasked to manage the budget to buy services from the hospital and referral centres: and large scale reorganisation occurred, within the context of a taxation funded public health service
Policy Bite: The role of primary care in the ageing population
At the end of the day good primary health care for older people reflects the value we place on our elders; the ‘pay back’ we offer for their contribution, and the resources they still offer us. It is a test of civilised societies, a moral imperative, and what we hope for ourselves in our old age.
Fragmentos de política: Influencia exitosa para la medicina de familia
Os escribo para compartir con vosotros lo que podría ser necesario incluir en términos de estrategia en una 'hoja de ruta' que fortaleciera la medicina de familia en vuestro propio país, y también para compartir con vosotros las cosas que mi propia organización miembro de WONCA hizo para tratar de asegurar este alto nivel de influencia.
Policy Bite: successful lobbying for family medicine
I am writing to share with you what a ‘roadmap’ to strengthen family medicine in your own country might need to include in terms of strategy: and also to share with you the things my own WONCA member organisation, did to try to secure this high level intervention.