Working Party News
WHO mental health guidelines updated
The World Health Organisation has recently updated its mhGAP guidelines for the management of common mental health problems in low and middle income countries.
WONCA works closely with WHO and offers consultancy services in support of mhGAP.
Rural Round-up: a Tokunoshima after party
Ewen McPhee writes of an exchange of ideas between rural doctors from Queensland, Australia, and rural doctors in Japan, after a chance meeting at the WONCA rural conference in Dubrovnik.
Rural Round-up: a history of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice
Ian Couper, Roger Strasser, Jim Rourke, John Wynn-Jones have published a history of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice 1992 to 2012 in the journal "Rural and Remote Health". It includes some fascinating memories and conclusions about the state of play at the moment.
Rural Round-up: a rural practice in Southern Italy
I am a middle aged Italian family doctor who lives and works in a rural village in Southern Italy. I work in a solo doctor practice and my surgery is in a wing of my own house. This is quite unusual and considered barely legal nowadays, but is tolerated as I started my practice long ago.
WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice feature
This month we make a special rural feature in WONCA News. In April, the WONCA world rural health conference was held in Dubrovnik and our very active WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice formally met. The WWPRP is chaired by Dr John Wynn-Jones of Wales and he and Dr Jo Scott-Jones of New Zealand have fueled such a wave of enthusiasm from working party members that we have decided to make a special rural feature in this month's WONCA News.
Engaging Students and Young Doctors with Rural Health
Veronika Rasic, a family medicine trainee, from Croatia and a member of the Vasco da Gama Movement for young doctors writes on her experience with the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice in Croatia recently. She is now looking to connect with other young rural enthusiasts.
Working Party on Rural Practice’s resource page
At the WONCA Rural health conference in Dubrovnik the new Working Party on Rural Practice’s resource page was launched to augment the existing webpage on WONCA's website. The new resource page will provide an up to date working space