International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

IPCRG website

In June 2017 WONCA and IPCRG signed a memorandum of understanding including that IPCRG will act as specialist advisor to WONCA on respiratory issues.

Who are IPCRG?

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is a clinically-led charitable organisation with the prime mission of carrying out and promoting research into the care, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases and tobacco dependence in the community. In addition, through our network of over 130,000 primary care professionals, we make available the results of research for patient benefit.
We are both an organisation of national primary care respiratory organisations and a global community of practice. We aim to raise standards of care in individual countries and globally, through collaborative “real life” research, innovation, dissemination of best practice, education and advocacy. In line with the 2010 Lancet Commission on Education we believe we have a role in extending academic learning into communities, developing global collaborative networks for mutual strengthening, and leading in the promotion of a culture of critical inquiry and public reasoning about the best ways to deliver effective respiratory care. Signalling our support for improving lung health in low and middle income countries we successfully led a bid to the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme in 2015, leading to the award of a major 3-year research grant called FRESH AIR. IPCRG leads the dissemination of findings from this three year project. It builds on our previous work in this field.

IPCRG activities

IPCRG provides a range of resources for practising family doctors.  These include desktop helpers and policies relating to smoking and an open access journal. They are also actively involved in research into respiratory issues. More information can be found on their website. IPCRG runs conferences for family doctors.. In 2017 these will be held inSlovenia and Sri Lanka. In 2018 they will hold their 9th world conference in Porto, Portugal  from May 30 to June 2.

IPCRG resources

Treating patients
includes resources on asthma, COPD, allergic rhinitis,tobacco, respiratory infection.

Tackling the Smoking Epidemic

Primary Care Respiratory Medicine open access journal

IPCRG desktop helpers

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