Clinical Advisers programme
Clinical Advisers is a programme allowing GPs with particular expertise or interest to influence outcomes of clinical guidelines and projects through participation in a variety of initiatives. The work is diverse and can range from reviewing documents for consultation to year long commitments developing new guidelines.
The type of opportunities that may arise for GPs participating in the programme include:
- involvement with NICE - provide a primary care representation in the production of NICE guidelines
- join a Guideline Development Group
- attend one off scoping workshops
- submit written comments on draft guidelines out for consultation
- contribute to the collection and review of evidence
- contribute to the development of Quality Standards
- providing development and review support for RCGP educational activities
- supporting the work of the Clinical Champions around the clinical priorities
- formally represent RCGP in your chosen area of clinical expertise as required both nationally and internationally.
Participation is open to all practicing GPs with a minimum of three years experience and non-practicing GPs within three years of retirement. You can register across a wide variety of clinical and professional categories as either a generalist or an expert. Please review the information below to see what level of participation you may be eligible for:
- up to date knowledge of evidence in general practice
- a broad understanding on evidence based medicine
- an interest in influencing clinical practice within general practice
- markers of national esteem, such as plenary presentations, chairmanship of societies, regional or national leadership or educational roles and evidence of strategic and / or committee work.
- ideally a minimum of three peer reviewed papers in the field of expertise (non essential)
Participation is free and carries no set obligation as each GP is contacted on a project by project basis as appropriate and is free to accept any projects of interest if they have capacity. The success of this programme relies on the involvement of the participations, hence whilst there is no set obligation, it is implicit in your registration that you will actively participate. The Clinical Adviser is an unpaid role with the RCGP, although specific projects may offer expenses or recompense for involvement.
To register with the Clinical Advisers programme, please:
Current Guidance and Consultations
NICE quality standards are a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable quality improvements within a particular area of health or care. Quality standards consider the complete care pathway, from public health to health and social care.
The RCGP has worked with NICE during the consultation period for the development of several quality standards, and provided comments which have helped form the scope of the standards. The following quality standards have recently been published and we are pleased to co-badge them with NICE and other contributing organisations.
Nocturnal enuresis in Children and Young People
Conduct disorders Child and Young People
Feverish illness in children under 5 years
Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
Constipation in children and young people
Sickle cell crisis
Infection prevention and control
Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people
Metastatic spinal cord compression
Autism in adults and children
Peripheral arterial disease
Other NICE resources
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