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.

Put the actual kettle on, join us for a virtual coffee

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, invites members for a virtual coffee morning to discuss the College’s work and the challenges the profession is facing as we respond to a second wave of COVID-19 and winter pressures.

Growing the next generation of GPs

Professor John Gillies, Chair of the Scottish Government's Increasing Undergraduate Education in Primary Care Delivery Group and former Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses work that is underway in growing the next generation of GPs in Scotland and the increased support that is available for practices to help reach the national target of delivering 25% of undergraduate medical education within primary care.

Professional development and developing new skills

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair focuses on learning and the importance of continuous learning in general practice. He also reflects on the role of IT in general practice and shares an opportunity to get involved in the RCGPNI Executive Team.

What are the responsibilities of a civilised society?

And what role should we as doctors play in advocating and caring for those with greatest need, particularly at a time when the COVID crisis has shone a light on health inequalities? I’m proud of the work that GPs do in supporting and advocating for those with greatest need.

A virtual tour of Wales

Improving the membership offer and increasing the number of members and fellows is a priority of the College and will be discussed further in Faculty Boards in November, says Dr Rob Morgan, Vice Chair of RCGP Wales.

Reflecting on the work of the College in improving GP recruitment and retention

RCGP Scotland’s Deputy Chair for Policy Dr Alasdair Forbes explores the work of the College in Scotland in improving workforce levels within general practice.

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