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.
Mental Health Matters - focus on depression and working party activities
Chris Dowrick, newly elected chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health, writes the second of his updates since our conference in Rio - speaking on activities of the working party and also on WONCA's decision to use depression as the theme for World Family Doctor Day on May 19.
From the President: March 2017
I attended the Executive Board of WHO in late January with Dr Manning. Much of the Assembly was preoccupied with the election of the next Secretary General, which will occur in May 2017. There were several items on the agenda where we gave statements on behalf of WONCA - on workforce, and also migrant health.
From the CEO's desk: more on SIGs
I had reported that WONCA, at its October 2016 Council, had approved the formation of several new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – in Non-Communicable Diseases; Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine; Men’s Health; Health Equity; Genetics; Emergency Medicine; Quaternary Prevention; and Workers’ Health.