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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RCGP Scotland Health Inequalities Summit

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, updates on the third and final RCGP Scotland Health Inequalities summit and discusses the wider work of the College in bolstering the role of GPs to help tackle worsening health inequalities.

The role of the GP in tackling inequality

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the upcoming Council debate on tackling inequality.

Chance, choice and hard work

Guest contributor Dr Miriam Dolan shares her journey to general practice and explains why she has such a strong passion for rural generalism, undergraduate education and widening participation in medicine.

Medical stories about our experiences of grief and loss

During the COVID-19 pandemic I’ve heard extraordinary examples from GPs across the UK about their experiences of patient loss. I am looking to collate shared individual medical stories about our experiences of grief and loss as told by you.

Insufficient evidence (low challenge) cases in the RCA

In selecting consultations for the RCA, it is important to choose cases which allow a candidate to demonstrate the appropriate professional capabilities. Some concerns have been raised over the submission of ‘low challenge’ cases in the initial diet of the RCA. Of 14,521 cases in the July diet of the RCA, 16.5% of cases were flagged by at least one examiner as low challenge.

Having very little certainty or autonomy over the situations wrought by COVID-19 has been a huge challenge

I am spending a lot of my time as President trying to help us prepare for the psychological consequences of COVID-19 - as the societal disruption, anguish and angst will run for even longer than the pandemic itself.

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