The European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association

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About EURIPA

EURIPA is a unique body in that it is the first regional rural health organisation in the world. EURIPA's principals are:

  • Partnership, sharing and understanding
  • Research and development
  • Education and information
  • Technology and innovation
  • Promotion of health and elimination of health inequalities
  • Development of cost effective, patient centred health care systems
  • Dissemination of good practice

In 1996, the Group of Rural and Isolated Practitioners in Europe, GRAIPE, was established at a meeting in mid Wales.  The following year GRAPE became EURIPA, the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners  Association, and  was established at its first meeting in Palma, Mallorca in 1997.

EURIPA’s Constitution was revised at its AGM in Vienna during the WONCA Europe conference 2012.The Constitution makes provision for an Executive Committee which takes forward the work programme between Annual General Meetings. The Executive Committee also makes decisions when not to do so could prejudice EURIPA’s interests.

The new Constitution also establishes the new International  Advisory Board with the aim of informing and advising the Executive Committee. It will provide a wide and informed range of advice and input needed at national, regional, level and local levels across Europe.

EURIPA’s officers are :

President  Dr Jean-Pierre Jacquet, France
Vice President Dr Oleg Kravtchenko, Norway
Treasurer Dr Josep Vidal Alaball, Spain
Executive Secretary   Jane Randall-Smith,  UK

         
               
                    
     

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