Welcome to the new RCGP blog, where you'll find updates on a range of our activities with posts from RCGP officers, members, staff and guest bloggers.

There have been many in the past week who have commented on Prince Philip's valuable and personal contributions to public life

A week ago today, the country heard of the death of Prince Philip in his 100th year and after a long life in the public eye. The Duke of Edinburgh was the RCGP’s Royal Patron, and had actively supported the College on a number of occasions, including the official opening of the new headquarters at 30 Euston Square on 26 March 2014.

Mental wellbeing and resilience in a time of change

With stressors, we become less able to cope. Our health is impacted in numerous ways, such as reduced sleep, increased anxiety and risk of panic attacks, and potentially struggling with relating to others.

Perhaps the responsibilities of general practice are moving full circle?

In the dim and distant past, Medical Officers of Health, the predecessors of the current Directors of Public Health, often used to be local GPs. A colleague, whose father was a full-time single-handed GP in Caerleon and MOH for Caerleon Urban District Council, recently sent me a copy of his father’s annual report for 1935.

AKT and RCA dates confirmed

I am pleased to announce that we have been able to finalise our exam dates for the next year, ahead of the original anticipated date of 8 April.

Action by individuals can change society but institutions have a responsibility to set a tone and to lead

There’s nothing like an existential crisis to encourage us to step back and rethink what matters. I’ve had more conversations with people during the pandemic about what kind of society we want to live in than I’ve had in the previous decade.

General practice needs space to do what it does well

Last autumn NHS leaders said it was unlikely that more than 20% of all COVID jabs would be administered from general practice vaccination centres.

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