WONCA E-Update

Friday 19th February 2016

WONCA News – February 2016

The latest WONCA News is available via the WONCA website, packed with WONCA news, views and events.

Policy Bite: Public-Private Partnerships for PHC

“All governments have to decide how to meet the needs of their peoples, and most political elections are based on different beliefs as to how this can best be done. Fundamental issues about how to finance investment for health care and other public sectors require clear thinking and recurrent review of decisions made.”

In this month’s Policy Bite Professor Amanda Howe looks at a number of financing models for PHC delivery and discusses the pros and cons of each.

WONCA Special Interest Group on Health Equity

Professor William Wong, Convener of WONCA’s SIG on Health Equity, reports on the enthusiastic discussions which took place during the Health Equity workshop during WONCA Europe in Istanbul in October 2015.  He also encourages members to visit the newly affiliated journal: International Journal for Equity in Health for up to date health equity research and news from around the world whilst Global Focus looks especially at Bangladesh, Uganda and Taiwan

WONCA conferences

The first WONCA conference of the year – the South Asia Region conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka – took place last weekend, with over 600 delegates enjoying a very interesting and varied programme.  There are still several other WONCA conferences throughout 2016, including Dubai, Costa Rica and Copenhagen before the “big one” – the World Conference in Rio de Janeiro in November.  Full details of all WONCA events can be found on the website.

And don’t forget that if you enroll as a WONCA Direct Member you are entitled to discounted conference registration at all regional and world events.  Rio de Janeiro is offering especially attractive discounts to Direct Members, so why not sign up now?  Details of how to apply are available on the WONCA website

Or contact Arisa, in the WONCA Secretariat on admin@wonca.net.

RCGP publication on managing uncertainty in medical practice

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has just published guidance to help clinicians understand uncertainty in medical practice, help them manage it effectively and improve their stress levels and resilience as a result. The book has wide appeal – clinicians in all specialties whether experienced or in training, or wherever in the world they are practising.

• Full details can be found on the RCGP website.

Read a sample chapter.

• Copies can be purchased online from the RCGP Medical Bookshop.

Web server changeover

Finally we will be changing web server next week, prior to an update of the WONCA website.  There will thus be no e-update next week, and WONCA News will appear on Friday 5th March.  We hope that this will be a seamless changeover, but please bear with us if any glitches occur.