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.

GPs are core to every effective health system

After two years, I hand on to my successor, Clare Gerada, and will look back on a term of office where for the most part I had no chance to do face to face meetings with members.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

We’re all familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs which describes the factors which impact on our motivations and behaviours.

Put simply, the Russian American psychologist claimed that we won’t be motivated to change our lives unless we have adequate food, water, warmth, and rest.

The climate emergency is a public health emergency

By the time you read this, COP26 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow - will have reached the halfway mark. Worryingly, before it even started it seems our expectations were being managed downwards by the assembled world leaders.

Healthcare is about people

I want to tell you about a new drug. It’s been trialled over many decades in many different countries on millions of people and is proven to work. It improves patient experience, compliance with medical advice and patient outcomes and reduces mortality.

Learning together - collaborative case discussion between GPs and Old Age Psychiatrists

Following months of planning, and supported by the RCPsych wonderful officers, a number of GPs and Psychiatrists delivered a webinar focused on the mental health of older adults. The event was chaired by Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Linda Gask.

"Are you sure you want to be a GP?"

Chloë Gamlin discusses her decision to become a GP among the recent ongoing media storm around healthcare and general practice.

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