IPCRG President Jaime Correia de Sousa and Amanda Howe, WONCA President signing
Memorandum of Understanding between our 2 organisations, 2017.
The IPCRG is the Special Interest Group (SIG) for Respiratory Care for the global family doctor association WONCA Europe and an Organisation in Collaborative Relations with WONCA global. For the last eight years we have run the respiratory programme at WONCA Europe meetings, and are tasked with offering advice to WONCA Europe on respiratory matters. We also ran sessions at WONCA World in Rio, 2016. Miguel Roman, our Immediate Past President was elected in 2012 as European Doctor of the Year, a competition run by WONCA, following nomination by the Spanish WONCA member, semFYC, and the IPCRG. We issued a position statement on Treating Tobacco Dependence, endorsed by WONCA Europe in 2017 and published in our peer-reviewed journal npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.
WONCA Europe team
Jim Reid, Miguel Roman, Ioanna Tsiligianni, Svein Hoegh Henrichsen, Miguel Roman,
Svein Hoegh Henrichsen and Jaime Correia de Sousa and Ioanna Tsiligianni
Jaime Correia de Sousa
Colleagues from Portugal and Brazil promoting our conference in Porto 2018 at WONCA South America, Peru 2017
Presentations on primary respiratory care delivered by the IPCRG at WONCA World and WONCA Europe
These are freely available in Presentations - click here
IPCRG - for WONCA members
The IPCRG is an organisation of 30 national primary care respiratory organisations and also a global primary care community of respiratory interest and practice. We are a charity, registered in Scotland, operating internationally. Our charitable mission is to improve the public good through the production and dissemination of research relevant to primary care in the fields of tobacco dependence and stop smoking, asthma, allergic rhinitis, COPD and respiratory infection in low, middle and high income countries. We welcome new primary care respiratory groups of any size to join us.
In order to increase and improve primary care's research capability in respiratory care, we have an E-Faculty programme that has worked in Vietnam, Romania and now in Chile. We held our first Respiratory Research School in Singapore in 2015 . We welcome colleagues to attend our meetings in 2017 and 2018.
To view our:
- Annual reports click here
- Prioritised research needs assessment click here
- E-Quality programme click here
- International map of primary care respiratory guidelines click here
- Position paper on the role of primary care in respiratory care click here
To join our e-alert list click here
Summaries of key respiratory papers of interest to primary care, Respiratory@AGlance, in English or Spanish, click here
Our peer-reviewed and Medline-listed journal, owned by the Primary Care Respiratory Society-UK, is the npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, http://www.nature.com/npjpcrm/
WONCA for IPCRG members
WONCA Europe position statements 2017
- The Urgent Case of Family Medicine. Download PDF
- Refugee Health: Leaving No One Behind. Download PDF
- Planetary Health & Primary Care. Download PDF