IPCRG and CARDPC Meeting - China

25 Oct 2019

IPCRG and CARDPC - China Meeting

Siân Williams, IPCRG Chief Executive Officer, went to China in October 2019 to meet the CARDPC team to discuss stakeholder engagement in research implementation and dissemination, and to plan for the 1st IPCRG China conference 23-25 October 2020.  

She also presented the talk she was giving to the World Health Organization GARD meeting in Beijing on primary care prevention, diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD to community health centre clinicians in Beijing. She was fortunate to have a guided tour round Beitaipingzhuang community health centre.

Compared to the UK, Siân was interested to see price lists for services and payment counters; pharmacists offering consultations and dispensing both Western and Chinese herbal medicines; a very busy family physician department, seeing about 700 patients a day with 8 GPs and a triage nurse; a vaccination department, vaccinating children In the morning (schools insist on children being vaccinated before they can attend school); and over 65s in the afternoon (a new mandate); and also a Chinese medicine department.   

If you are interested in supporting IPCRG's partnership with China, please contact us.