Clinical News


Celebrating excellence in primary care research

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A snap shot from this year’s RCGP and National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network awards which recognise NHS GPs and general practices that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in delivering NIHR research.


Moving Medicine: a new tool for health professionals launched

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A new resource that will improve conversations about physical activity between patients and healthcare professionals has been launched at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress.


Multimorbidity: improving patients' quality of life

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People with multimorbidity generally have reduced quality of life, make greater use of health services and have poorer health than people without multimorbidity. Alison Marsh, RCGP Research Programme Manager, talks about improving health care for this group of patients.


CanTest: collaborating in primary care cancer research

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The CanTest team of primary care cancer researchers are investigating ways of developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests into GP surgeries. Learn more about this Cancer Research UK funded project, which is supported by the RCGP.


Research Paper of the Year 2017

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With the rising epidemic of type 2 diabetes, Dr Eleanor Barry, winner of RCGP Research Paper of the Year 2017, tells us about her study on efficacy and effectiveness of screen and treat policies in prevention of the illness.


A year of successful research brought to you by RCGP Scientific Foundation Board

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Read about how RCGP Scientific Foundation Board has supported high quality primary care research last year, and how you can learn more about their work at the dedicated session at RCGP Annual Conference.


E-cigarettes: Is vaping safe?

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A recent report from the Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology found e-cigarettes to be 95 percent less harmful than conventional cigarettes and concluded that they are, too often, being overlooked as a stop smoking tool. Dr Richard Roope, RCGP and Cancer Research UK Clinical Champion for Cancer, reviews the findings that may challenge your current beliefs and practice on vaping.


Quality Improvement for patients with Learning Disabilities and or Autism

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Patients with Learning Disabilities or Autism are often over-medicated, which leads to a range of physical problems. The next set of RCGP and Clinical Practice Research Data Link Quality Improvement data reports, due out in November, will focus on this patient group. David Mullett, RCGP Champion for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, explains more.


Adult Safeguarding workshops at RCGP Annual Conference

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RCGP Clinical Champion for Good Practice Safeguarding, Joy Shacklock, will be running two Adult Safeguarding CPD sessions at the RCGP Annual Conference this year.


IBD clinical session at Annual Conference

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects 300,000 patients in the UK. The symptoms can overlap with those of many gastrointestinal and gynaecological conditions, and the peak age for diagnosis is in the 20s and 30s. This session will help GPs diagnose, manage and support their patients.

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