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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Practitioner wellbeing and general practice recovery

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses GPs’ mental health and highlights the concern for patients not seeking attention for non-COVID illnesses.

Response of GPs and our teams to COVID-19 has been well recognised

I'm pleased to report a major breakthrough regarding the difficult issues around CCT for our final year trainees who were due to exit their training this summer but whose plans have been severely disrupted as a result of COVID-19.

A framework for the future of general practice

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the outlook for general practice after COVID-19 and explains our plans for guidance. She also provides an update for Associates in Training affected by lockdown restrictions.

Learning resources and Observe GP

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman highlights learning resources available to GPs on the British Journal of General Practice website and our COVID-19 hub, and looks at the rise of domestic abuse in lockdown.

The long view in a COVID-19 landscape

While this is an unprecedented time for the health service, it is also an opportunity to ensure that the future of general practice addresses health inequality and meets the needs of our patients, says Dr Alasdair Forbes, Deputy Chair of RCGP Scotland.

Important announcement on completion of GP training for ST3s

We have been working hard to develop a range of options for all those final year trainees who have had their exams cancelled. We know how difficult this time has been for you and we thank you for your patience and for the professional way in which you have raised your concerns.

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