Clinical News


New framework for the accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles

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RCGP has developed a framework in partnership with NHS England, which describes a new approach to the accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles (GPwERs) and is aligned to the appraisal and revalidation process.


Yvonne Carter award for Outstanding New Researcher announced

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Each year the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) award the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher. This year panel members from the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) and SAPC reviewed several high-quality applications from early career researchers.

Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, a GP Registrar and Patient Safety researcher, impressed all the panel members with his impressive career trajectory including leadership and teaching roles, funding secured, papers authored, and ambitious plans for the use of the award money.


New video introduces QI ready

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A new short film has been produced to promote the RCGP’s newly launched QI ready programme which aims to support members and primary care colleagues to develop their skills and experience in quality improvement


Reflux disease leading to severe complications and death

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If Reflux disease is poorly controlled, it can cause considerable discomfort and lead to poor quality of life


Why I registered as an RCGP Clinical Adviser

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Having been involved in a few interesting research projects in areas such as HIV testing and diabetes, I wanted to see what the RCGP was involved in. Looking for research-related activity on their website, I came across the Clinical Adviser programme and immediately signed up.


New and improved Primary Care Cancer Toolkit

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Our new and improved Primary Care Cancer Toolkit is now live! We've made changes, based on your feedback, to ensure the Toolkit remains the go-to place for primary care tools and resources on cancer.


The Bright Idea: Integrated care programme in mental health

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We implemented an Integrated Care Programme Approach review for patients with severe mental health problems. The integrated CPA review is held at the GP surgery instead of at the hospital and is attended by the Consultant Psychiatrist, CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse), Social Worker, Psychiatry Specialist, Practice Nurse and GP Mental Health Lead for the practice.


RCGP Podcast: Suspect Sepsis? Communicating with the Ambulance Service

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Following feedback and comments from workshop delegates, the Sepsis Clinical Priority team have produced a ten-minute podcast on communication with the ambulance service. The podcast is based mainly around ordering an ambulance for patients with suspected sepsis but would be relevant for any deteriorating patient.


Mental health in young people: top tips for GPs

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As part of the Mental Health Clinical Priority at the RCGP we are giving a strong emphasis to providing GPs with brief, practical, and user-friendly educational articles on a range of mental health illnesses.


Setting research priorities your chance to change the conversation

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Although over 90% of patient contacts within the NHS occur in primary care, the relevance and applicability of research findings and guidelines to front-line primary care practice is highly variable. Input from those working on the front-line can help close the gap between evidence, clinical practice and service delivery. That's why we are asking you to make your voice heard on what is important to you when it comes to setting the direction of research.

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