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.

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We’re passionate about the people we are trying to help because, ultimately, it could be one of our own

Testing is a technical exercise and I’m pretty confident that the Test and Trace programme will get on top of it. Tracing and encouraging isolation are deeply personal.

Lockdown life returns

While the majority of the population are being asked to stay at home, GPs and their teams across the nation will be continuing to resource general practice, just as you have done throughout the pandemic, says Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales.

Quality Improvement - COVID and beyond

RCGP Scotland's Executive Officer for Quality Improvement, Dr Scott Jamieson, highlights the importance of quality improvement within primary care - especially in light of COVID-19.

Flu vaccine shortages, practice continuity and prison healthcare

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, updates on College efforts to highlight GP frustrations and push for lessons to be learned. He also reflects on the rise in COVID-19 cases and discussions with the Health Minister on the implications for patients waiting for elective care procedures, which may be postponed as service pressures increase.

A collective 'thank you' for everything you are doing

You have cared for those most vulnerable to the virus - our shielding patients, those in care homes, our Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those at the end of life and those in deprived areas, and you have done so with remarkable professionalism and compassion.

My license is an inclusive one. That’s why I’m called a general practitioner.

GPs should 'work to the top of their license'. That’s the phrase used by people who have a good understanding of GCSE economics but have little understanding of what expert medical generalists do.

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