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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Supporting care home residents and staff during COVID-19

Continuity of care and a holistic, person-centred approaches are core qualities of GP care. These are of particular value for our most vulnerable patients, including those who live in residential and nursing homes, report Gully, Karupiah, Kneale and Thickens.

The rapid scaling of IT within general practice

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses the advances in IT and the future of general practice in the context of COVID-19.

Update for trainees on fees for new Recorded Consultation Assessment

The booking window for the July sitting of the RCA will open on 11 June and the national Statutory Education Boards that oversee GP training will be implementing a prioritisation system to ensure that those who are due to complete training at the beginning of August have the opportunity to complete their training programme on schedule.

Providing clarity to trainees around the Recorded Consultation Assessment

We’ve received a lot of queries from trainees as to how long the RCA will run. Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19, it’s impossible for us to give an exact ‘end date’ for the RCA. We are, however, keen to provide as much clarity as possible.

Key to our success in dealing with the pandemic is the introduction of the NHS Test and Trace strategy

The College is a charity and therefore apolitical, so I won’t comment specifically on the story that has dominated the headlines this week - but the potential impact on the health of our communities concerns me greatly.

Anticipatory Care Planning in a COVID landscape

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, reflects on Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) and shares some of the progress made around this in recent weeks.

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