RCGP Blog

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.


Reflecting at the end of an important week for GP recruitment and retention in Scotland

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, reflects on GP recruitment and retention in Scotland as the fill rates for GP specialty training are announced and we welcome a new cohort of AiTs into our profession.


Our role in advocating for cancer patients cannot be underestimated

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, focuses on early cancer diagnosis, palliative care and the importance of accurate GP data.


Do we risk sacrificing our effectiveness as clinicians in the name of convenience?

What will be the likely balance between remote and face-to-face consultations in general practice when we reach a post-pandemic steady state? Before COVID hit, 75% of consultations in general practice were face-to-face. Now, according to the RCGP Research Surveillance Centre data, it’s about 30%, up from a low of just 15% at the peak of the crisis.


Delivering a prudent approach to primary care in Wales

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the College’s joint report with the Bevan Commission, Delivering a Prudent Approach to Primary Care in Wales, and the several recommendations it makes.


Update on the Health Inequalities Standing Group

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, updates on some of the meetings she has attended recently, including hearing from the Primary Care Leads from across the country, and also discusses shielding coming to an end in Scotland and what this means for GPs.


Education - the key to solving our workforce problems

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, reflects on the importance of education and training for aspiring GPs, changes in the RCGP exam and recent political engagement in Northern Ireland.

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