WONCA is an unusual, yet convenient acronym comprising the first five initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians.
WONCA's short name is World Organization of Family Doctors.
San Jose, Costa Rica
A collection of feeds, publications, and alerts from third parties including the WHO.
Professor Barbara Starfield championed the value and need of strong primary health care systems worldwide. This collection emphasizes the case for primary care and includes a number of Barbara Starfield's own articles as well as other key related material.
The Cochrane Library
PRODIGY (formerly Clinical Knowledge Summaries)
The following sites offer guidelines on a range of topics relevant to the family doctor.
Clinical practice guidelines portal (Australia)
National Guideline Clearinghouse (US)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: published clinical guidelines (UK)
New Zealand Guidelines Group
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Some WONCA Member and other Organizations have developed or endorsed guidelines relevant to family doctors, which are available online.
AAFP clinical policies and clinical practice guidelines
AAFP endorsed clinical practice guidelines from other organisations
Canadian Medical Association clinical practice guidelines
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners guidelines
Latest from the WONCA President
Find out about our global conferences
Resources for Family Doctors