Clinical News


The Active Practice Pilot - Students lead their practices to towards healthier futures

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The goals of the pilot were to support the students to develop an intervention that would increase physical activity, or reduce sedentary behaviour, amongst either staff or patients at their practice.


New Ehlers Danlos syndromes Toolkit for GPs

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The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes used to be considered rare, but with increasing understanding of their multisystem nature and the severe impact they can have on people's lives, the RCGP and The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK have come together to produce this practical guide. Learn how to recognise possible features, plus the latest on management including co-morbidities.


Guidance for GPs to understand the new national data opt-out

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This toolkit is a useful reference tool for English GP teams and includes guidance and materials needed to understand the new national data opt-out.


Building a GP workload observatory - and your chance to be involved

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We all know how much pressure general practice is under, but how much detail do we have about the cause of these pressures and the complexity of cases being seen daily? Read more about a new initiative by the College to provide this evidence, and how you can be part of the movement to inform better policy decisions


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight to recruit seven Regional Champions across the UK

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The RCGP and Crohn's and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project team are looking to recruit seven Regional Champions across the UK to help develop and deliver educational materials to help GPs diagnose and support their patients alongside secondary care colleagues.


Innovators Mentorship Programme and Bright Ideas

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The RCGP has developed two new flagship programmes to support GPs pursue entrepreneurial activities and spread bright ideas tried and tested on the frontline.


135,000 cases of cancer per year attributed to lifestyle

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A recently published paper suggests over 135,000 cases of cancer per year are attributed to lifestyle. Of these 40% are related to smoking, and a further 14% to being overweight or obese. GPs and their nursing colleagues could have a significant part to play in addressing this.


New Inflammatory Arthritis Podcasts and Top Tips launched

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We've released two new podcasts on what it means to be a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, the role of the specialist nurse and recommendations for DMARDs, annual reviews and flare management.


What can MindEd do for GPs

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MindEd is a free to use, government funded, open access high quality education and training for GPs and other healthcare professionals as well as for parents, careers and young people.


Impact on the physical health of people living with a mental illness

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90% of people with mental health problems are cared for entirely within primary care, which includes people with serious and enduring mental illness (SMI). Around 30% of people who see their GP have a mental health component to their illness.

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