Dr John Wynn-Jones

 

John Wynn-Jones was a rural GP on the Welsh borders for over 30 years. He developed an interest in Rural Practice and Rural Health early on in his career and established the Institute of Rural Health in Wales in 1997, which has developed a reputation for rural based medical education and research. He also helped establish the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) and served as its president for the next 15 years. He was one of the founding members of the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice (WWPRP), which he now chairs. The working party has a global remit to promote rural practice, improve the working conditions of health professionals and work with organisations such as WHO to fight the inequity of access to care for rural communities.

He continues to practice one day a week in rural Shropshire and holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Rural and Global Health at Keel Medical School.