WONCA is the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA), commonly referred to as the World Organization of Family Doctors.
The RCGP is the second largest contributor to WONCA, paying £62,780 in annual membership subs. An institutional member of WONCA Europe some of the subscription ensures that we are also members of the WONCA World network.
We are also proud to have RCGP representation on WONCA World and WONCA Europe councils. Professor Valerie Wass is the College’s appointed representative to WONCA.
WONCA Europe network groups
EURACT European Academy of Teachers in General Practice and Family Medicine
The aim of the Academy is to foster and maintain high standards of care in European
general practice by promoting general practice as a discipline by learning and
EQuiP European Association for Quality in General Practice and Family Medicine
The aim of EQuiP is to contribute to the achievement of high levels of quality and safety of care for patients in general practice in all European countries.
EGPRN European General Practice Research Network
EGPRN (formerly known as EGPRW, European General Practice Research Workshop) is an organization of general practitioners and other health professionals involved in research in primary care and family medicine.
EURIPA European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association
EURIPA is a representative network organisation founded by family doctors to address the health and wellbeing needs of rural communities and the professional needs of those serving them across Europe.
VDGM Vasco da Gama Movement
The Vasco da Gama movement is the WONCA Europe working group for new and future General Practitioners. The movement is the continuation of the work that was started during the first preconference meeting for junior doctors during the WONCA Europe conference in Amsterdam in 2004.