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.

Can we learn from history? Yes, and this is something to be proud of. But the need for change remains

I’m delighted to announce our first online exhibition, 'Women at the heart of general practice', highlighting the journey from women first becoming doctors (a huge battle in itself) to being more than half of the medical school intake and GP workforce. Take a look: there are fascinating insights, and we hope it will trigger interesting reflections and conversations. The College is planning a series of events over the next six months to discuss its implications.

My blended multi-cultural self

For South Asian Heritage Month, Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee writes about her family, culture, and wellbeing.

Congratulations and welcome to new First5s

Ian Wood, First5 chair, offers a welcome message to all newly qualified GPs.

Important changes to the Recorded Consultation Assessment

I am writing today to inform you of some important changes being made to the Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) from September onwards regarding mandatory criteria, safety netting and the submission time limit, says Dr Michael Mulholland, RCGP Vice Chair for Professional Development.

Top tips to help you prepare for the RCA: learning from past RCAs

Use these top tips, put together through knowledge learned from past RCAs, to prepare for your RCA.

Active commuting: promoting physical activity beyond the consulting room

Dr Richard Mayne discusses his experiences of cycling to work.

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