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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Investing in primary care and celebrating achievements

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, feeds back on his meeting with the Permanent Secretary and Head of Primary Care, and discusses the encouraging data collected from Covid centres.

The role of medical students in tackling COVID-19

Jenny Hein and Dr Will Mackintosh highlight the important work being done by medical students to combat the pandemic and support the NHS.

Referrals, palliative care and staying connected with fellow GPs

Dr Alasdair Forbes, Deputy Chair of RCGP Scotland, brings focus to the concerning drop in emergency referrals during the pandemic and the development of a new toolkit for palliative care.

Has our wellbeing taken a backseat during this crisis?

With the enormous pressure we’re under, this pandemic’s impact on mental health and wellbeing isn’t reserved for our patients – it can extend to us as well.

Remote consultations and GP wellbeing during the pandemic

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman discusses the changes in general practice during COVID-19, particularly the impact of technology in remote consultations, and highlights the impact of the pandemic on trainee assessments and GPs' mental health.

Identifying and communicating with high-risk patients

Identifying patients at high risk of Covid and approaching them to discuss such plans has been a difficult challenge for most GPs and GP practices, explains Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales.

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