From the CEO’s Desk
In his second-last column for WONCA News, Dr Garth Manning looks back over the past 18 months through the 2019-20 Annual Report and looks forward to the forthcoming WONCA Executive meeting. Next month, Garth will report more fully on his 8+ years as WONCA’s CEO.
WP and SIG Reports
Over the next few weeks we will continue to highlight some of the reports from WONCA’s Working Parties and Special Interest Groups which are contained in the Annual Report. This week we’re delighted to highlight:
Working Party on Research, whose Chair is Professor Felicity Goodyear Smith of New Zealand. The WP is extremely dynamic, both in research and publishing, and the report highlights just some of the many activities of this committed group.
SIG on Adolescent and Young Adult Care. This is one of WONCA’s newest specialist groups, but they have already made a significant mark. Co-chaired by Pierre-Paul Tellier (Canada) and Maria Veronica Svetaz (USA), the SIG is collaborating closely with WHO and other international groups active in the field of adolsescent and young adult health.
Dr Andree Rochfort is a GP in rural practice in Ireland and an academic GP as Director of Quality Improvement with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) in Dublin. Her ICGP work is a programme of medical education and guidance on quality improvement and safety in healthcare delivery in general practice, focussing in particular on Human Factors for quality and safety of care. As the national representative from the Irish College to EQuiP, the European Society for Quality & Safety in General Practice (a network organisation of WONCA Europe) she co-chairs the EQuiP working group on Professional Health and Patient Safety.
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