Education for PC: Free access concessions

Prof Val Wass, former Chair WONCA Working Party on Education, writes on the latest open access items in Education for Primary Care.

The annual meeting of Education for Primary Care , our affiliated WONCA journal, took place last week. Dr Victor Ng , Chair of the WONCA Education Working Party is on the Editorial Board joined virtually.

The publishers, Taylor and Francis, reported good and steady progress as paper views and downloads increase, international submissions rise and there is evidence of impact. This is so important as, to address the shortfall of Family Medicine Doctors, the role of Education in Primary Care in workforce development becomes of paramount importance.

If you are involved in postgraduate training, an excellent article from Australia on supporting GP supervisors is openly available

I am delighted that the publishers have agreed to reinstate  an increased monthly free access  to a selected paper. We will announce these, starting with the December free access paper, in the weekly e-bulletins. 

We thank Taylor and Francis and the editor Professor Simon Gay, for this valuable concession to widen journal access across all our members .