WONCA E-Update
Friday 25th September 2020

WONCA News – September 2020
September’s WONCA News has been published and is now available online. Access it now at here 

WONCA Webinars – new series.
A new series of WONCA webinars has commenced. Last Sunday (20th September) we had an excellent webinar hosted by SIG on Health Equity, which be viewed on YouTube.

The full programme can be found on the WONCA website but the forthcoming weeks include: 
Sunday 27th September - WP on Women and Family Medicine
Sunday 4th October – WP on eHealth
Sunday 11th October – SIG on Ageing and Health
Sunday 18th October – SIG on Complexities in Health

ICPC-3 – Field Test Invitation
ICPC – the International Classification of Primary Care - is the most widely used international classification for the systematic recording and organizing of clinical information in primary care. The newest version (ICPC-3), designed by the ICPC-3 Consortium in collaboration with the WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC), is in the testing phase, and the Consortium would like to invite you to test it. If interested then send an email, with your name, profession and country to: info@icpc-3.info. Further details are at this link.

Education for Primary Care: Free access to important COVID articles

Issue 31.4 is now on line with free access for a month to an article on GP training which highlights the importance of near peer teaching, an important way forward as internationally we face a workforce crisis: an important way to recruit and retain: “GP registrars teaching medical students- an untapped resource?”: Jones M, Kirtchuk L, Rosenthal J.

WONCA Featured Doctors
Dr Andree Rochfort (Ireland) is a GP in rural practice in Ireland and an academic GP as Director of Quality Improvement with the Irish College of GPs (ICGP) in Dublin. She is the national representative from the Irish College to EQuiP, the European Society for Quality & Safety in General Practice, a network organisation of WONCA Europe, where she co-chairs the EQuiP working group on Professional Health and Patient Safety. Read more here.

Dr Ferdinando Petrazzuoli (Italy) is the Chair of the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) Scientific Board and has attended every WONCA Europe conference since 2001! A middle-aged Italian family doctor living and working in a rural village in Southern Italy (Ruviano) he works in a solo doctor practice, looking after around 2,000 residents from a surgery in a wing of his own house. Read more here.

Sponsored link: Online courses on diabetic care
iHEED, a renowned provider of online medical education courses, has partnered with University of Warwick in UK to offer a postgraduate course in diabetic care. This Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Science is a state-of-the-art distance medical education program, validated by the University of Warwick. Ranked 10th in the United Kingdom and 62nd in the World, the University of Warwick is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence delivering the highest standards of diabetes education.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care is 12 months in duration comprising face to face clinical workshops, live synchronous tutorials, discussion forums and state-of-the-art innovative and engaging online content, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere on any device.

The Master of Science is an additional 8 months of study and comprises a research methodologies module and a professional project. Within the professional project, you will be asked to produce and communicate a piece of work informed by the forefront of research and evaluation, with the potential for publication in a medical journal for a professional audience.



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