What is a GEM?

GEM - General practice Evidence for Modern day practice.

General Practice is a distinct model of healthcare practice with a rich history of generating its own body of knowledge. In 2016, WONCA published a collection of The Classic Papers in Family Medicine: showcasing an international collection of the most important research carried out in family medicine and primary care. The GEMS Library brings that work right up-to-date.


The GEMs library offers you easy access to knowledge for everyday practice and ideas for professional development.


We focus on research that addresses the real-world challenges of daily practice. Our library includes research done in the general practice setting, by teams that include people who specialise in primary care (clinicians and/or researchers).


If you know of a piece of research that you think should be in our library, please let us know via our Submit a GEM page.

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