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.

AKT and RCA dates confirmed

I am pleased to announce that we have been able to finalise our exam dates for the next year, ahead of the original anticipated date of 8 April.

Environmentally sustainable healthcare in Essex

In October 2020, the NHS committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and together with my fellow faculty leads I am excited about supporting primary care to reduce its carbon footprint!

Action by individuals can change society but institutions have a responsibility to set a tone and to lead

There’s nothing like an existential crisis to encourage us to step back and rethink what matters. I’ve had more conversations with people during the pandemic about what kind of society we want to live in than I’ve had in the previous decade.

General practice needs space to do what it does well

Last autumn NHS leaders said it was unlikely that more than 20% of all COVID jabs would be administered from general practice vaccination centres.

Reflection for a Day of Reflection

We can use our experience to think what we could learn from the pandemic and its impact on us all. What might we do differently in future, as people we may not only be sadder but also wiser than we were a year ago?

Why general practice is so fascinating, so rewarding and so challenging

"I was confronted by the dispiriting realisation that my life, which from the inside has always struck me as fascinating, original and thrilling, makes for a decidedly boring series of data points."

That’s how the journalist James Marriot felt on filling out the census, which, he says, reminds us every 10 years that we’re nothing special.

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