A new WONCA Special Interest Group on Global Point-of-Care Testing was approved by the WONCA World Council in June 2013.
Point-of-care testing refers to pathology testing performed in a clinical setting (such as family medicine) at the time of patient consultation, generating a test result that is used to make an immediate informed clinical decision. The WONCA Special Interest Group on Global Point-of-Care Testing will provide a forum for WONCA family doctors of all countries to meet, discuss, learn about, promote, advocate and research the clinical utility and effectiveness of point-of-care testing. The Special Interest Group believes can point-of-care testing can provide WONCA with a new and innovative subtheme of service delivery, education, training and collaborative research activity. The Special Interest Group will provide the leadership and direction to realise the benefits of this technology for interested WONCA family doctors.
General membership is open to interested family doctors.
For more information email convenor
Survey of family doctors - March 2014
As a new initiative of the Special Interest Group, a short online survey
on point-of-care testing has been developed and is now available for
family doctors to complete. The purpose of this survey is to obtain a
wide understanding of the clinical use, availability, needs, advantages,
and limitations or barriers to the implementation of point-of-care
testing across all WONCA regions of the world. This information will
inform the Special Interest Group on priorities for education and
research. We welcome responses from all family doctors and health
professional staff with an interest in point-of-care testing.
Please click here to access the survey