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.

Our Autumn edition of GP Frontline is dedicated to you and the fantastic work you've been doing

The College pays tribute to GPs' work during the pandemic, highlights developments in the management of 'Long COVID' and defends the profession against 'unacceptable' abuse.

Update on the College’s response to recent shielding letter

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, updates on writing to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Support on shielding and her experience of the first RCGP virtual annual conference.

Long COVID-19 recommendations

Prof. Peter Saul highlights an opportunity to join us for a virtual conference in February and talks about the College’s response to Long COVID-19.

Why I am choosing general practice - Dr Lisa-Jayne Edwards, future GP

My primary motivation towards a career in medicine has always been the prospect of helping people by way of preventing, identifying and managing disease in all of its forms. This requires an understanding of people, their families and their communities whilst recognising the privilege that is to be allowed into their lives and homes at a time when they feel vulnerable.

Why I am choosing general practice - Dr Rebecca Clegg, future GP

I wanted to be a GP ever since I started medical school and nothing at medical school changed my mind. Then I started as a Foundation doctor and found that I enjoyed lots of specialties, even through Coronavirus!

What qualities should a caring doctor possess?

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman shares a number of award-winning papers, including an examination of how doctors can be more caring and research into reducing antibiotic prescribing for COPD patients. He also discusses multidisciplinary teams and quality improvement in general practice in Northern Ireland.

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