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.

A patient's killer confession

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, recounts a patient’s killer confession and discusses the importance of good record keeping, supporting our community pharmacy colleagues and much more.

Why I chose GP - with Dr David Hogg

Dr David Hogg talks to us about his varied role as a rural GP on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, and how he came to choose a career in general practice.

Let’s be kind to ourselves and let’s encourage others to be kind and patient, too

Nine months down the line from Time Zero and we’re all getting used to universal triage and remote consulting. But we’re still hearing from some of our patients that we haven’t got it right.

Challenging my perceptions

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, discusses challenging ourselves to see issues from another viewpoint, the importance of Safeguarding during the pandemic and lessons from the James MacKenzie 2012 lecture.

Turning the page on support for children's mental health

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses a new reading scheme to promote a better understanding of health treatment and looks at how GPs can become involved.

Scottish Council elects Joint Chairs

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, congratulates our new Joint Chairs-elect of Scottish Council, Dr David Shackles and Dr Chris Williams, who were ratified at Scottish Council this week. Carey also updates on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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