Donald Li, WONCA President writes:

Earlier this year, during the World Health Assembly, WONCA agreed to lead a piece of work on the importance of the Primary Care Team to achieve Universal Health Coverage. As family doctors we recognize the importance of working with qualified professional colleagues who provide essential interface and inputs to the delivery of a comprehensive primary care system.

We know that the membership of a primary care team differs from country to country, from town to town and teams even differ within the same neighbourhoods. There is no clear-cut prescription of what constitutes a primary care team. There is no mathematical (or magical) formula which stipulates what the components of an appropriate primary care team are…..more