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.

One or two lessons for healthcare leaders, perhaps?

I listened recently to a fascinating podcast by the curator of Amsterdam Zoo, an expert in chimpanzee behaviour. She’s spent most of her career observing troops of chimps and has become fascinated by their leadership behaviours. She’s convinced that Homo sapiens has much to learn from our primate cousins.

As it is clear that athletes can combine creativity, skill and competition, so too GPs can be recognised by our holistic approach to healthcare

When is a sport not a sport? It seemed inconceivable to anyone who watched the Olympic freestyle BMX, skateboarding or surfing that just hours after the competition, pundits were debating whether the competitors had too much fun or supported each other too much to be a 'real' sport.

10 years as a GP

General Practice is the bedrock of the NHS and without it the NHS fails. Being a GP is an exciting and varied career as well as being the only role in the NHS that delivers care for the whole person over their lifetime.

It's time we take a hard look at the often-dangerous cultures and practices we face in our work as GPs

This time of year is traditionally a chance to recharge our batteries, reflect on the highs and lows of the year just passed and head back to work refreshed, ahead of a busy autumn and winter. This year will likely be different: not just in terms of what a holiday might look like, but general practice isn’t experiencing the relative lull that the summer usually brings. This is all the more reason to please try to take a break if you can.

Active Practice in action

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi discusses how Clarendon Lodge Medical Practice's Active Practice journey took them from a simple idea to starting a physical activity community and lifestyle commitment.

From 'Hermit' to being elected for RCGP National Council

During the uprising of this terrible COVID-19 pandemic and after a stark reminder of ongoing Racial Inequalities, I heard about the RCGP COVID-19 members forum, which I joined and stumbled upon the EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) conversations.

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