IPCRG and WONCA
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. We run the respiratory programme at WONCA Europe meetings, and are tasked with offering advice to WONCA Europe on respiratory matters. The World Book of Family Medicine published by WONCA Europe in December 2020 (see resources below) includes a summary of the major issues for primary respiratory care, and also a summary of IPCRG.
We have also run sessions at WONCA World eg in Rio, 2016. Miguel Roman, an IPCRG 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.