WONCA E-Update
Friday 16th March 2018

WONCA News – March 2018
The latest WONCA News (March 2018) is now available on the WONCA website with all news, views and information.

From the CEO’s Desk: Forthcoming conferences
WONCA conferences and events are important landmarks in our calendar, as they afford a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, to make some new friends, and to share areas of interest with colleagues from all around the world. This month Dr Garth Manning highlights all the forthcoming WONCA conferences and events, for you to make sure your diary is up to date.

SIG on Family Violence : Call to Action
The WONCA Special Interest Group on Family Violence has issued a Call to Action to all Member Oraginzations, urging them to address family violence policy, training and procedures as a matter of urgent priority in order to have their members supported and resourced to manage this common problem effectively and in an evidence-based manner. The Call to Action can be accessed here: http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/SpecialInterestGrouponFamilyViolenceCallToAction.aspx

Education for Primary Care: This month’s free access
The March issue of EPC is now on line at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tepc20/29/2?nav=tocList
This month’s free access article provides evidence that placements in the community for UG education influencing career choice: “Do primary care placements influence career choice: What is the evidence?”
Maslah Amin,Shiv Chande,Sophie Park,Joe Rosenthal &Melvyn Jones

Rural Roundup: A passage to India
“The WONCA rural family will be meeting once again in two months’ time in Delhi for the 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. It is this global collective approach that has made a difference over the last 22 years since we met in Shanghai in 1996 for our first inaugural conference. So much has changed in health care technology, yet Rural Universal Health Coverage (UN: Sustainable Development Goal 3.8) still remains a very distant goal.”
In this month’s Rural Roundup, Dr John Wynn Jones, Chair of WONCA’s Working Party on Rural Practice, looks ahead to the forthcoming WONCA Rural Health conference in Delhi in late April.

WONCA Europe Five Star Doctor 2017 : A/Prof Veronica Casado
WONCA’s award of Excellence in Health Care is called the Five Star Doctor Award and is judged on the five criteria of: care provider; decision maker; communicator; community leader; and team member. It is awarded annually by each region, with all regional winners going forward to choose the global winner for the biennium.

A/Prof Veronica Casado of Spain is the WONCA Europe Five Star Doctor for 2017. A family doctor, she works at a university healthcare centre, and since 1988 has been an Associate Professor of Health Sciences, responsible for leading the Family and Community Medicine Teaching Unit with 21 teachers, at the University of Valladolid in Spain.