Working Party News
Rural Round-up: Being Rural - exploring sustainable solutions for remote and rural healthcare
Miles Mack, Chair-elect of the RCGP Scotland writes: Scotland is by no means unusual in having difficulties in recruiting to remote and rural posts. At present there are many isolated mainland and island practices that are unable to recruit and in many places the Health Boards have been forced to employ short term locums or even take over the running of practices to ensure patients are provided with the care they need
Mental Health Gap Action Programme Forum 2014
WONCA was represented at the annual Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) meeting, which this year took place September 4-5 at the World Health Organization premises, Geneva.
Next year's Lille Mental Health conference
WONCA is pleased to have endorsed the "Mental Health for all, connecting people and sharing experience" conference coming to Lille, in France, in April next year. The chair of WONCA's Working Party on Mental Health, Luis Gálvez invited colleagues to attend.
Gramado abstracts online
Did you miss the WONCA Rural Health conference in Gramado - abstracts are now available online. English and Portuguese
Rural Round-up : the John Macleod Oration 2014
Prof Roger Strasser, inaugural chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice delivered the 2014 John Macleod oration at Gramado. The oration is titled "Improving the Health of Rural People through Health Workforce Policy"
WONCA Environment Working Party - book launch
Family Doctors in The Field - environmental stories from across the globe, was launched on 4 July at the WONCA Europe conference in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a collection of inspiring stories from doctors from around the world who have combined working as a family doctor with some form of environmental work.