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.

We’ve got to get better at making the case for relationship-based care

I worry about whether general practice is really understood by politicians and policy makers. In recent years they’ve been more receptive to the case that investment in general practice is investment in the whole of the NHS.

From protest to progress

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the College's action plan to tackle inequalities affecting BAME colleagues and patients.

Public engagement in health service recovery

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, highlights the importance of public engagement in health service recovery and using the NHS wisely.

Reinforcing our commitment to tackling inequalities

It is not good enough to simply "not be racist". We need to recognise our duty to stand up to behaviours which are not right, explains Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair.

Timings for the Recorded Consultation Assessment

An update with clarity around timings for the Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) in August, and confirmation for a further sitting of the RCA in November 2020. Dr Michael Mulholland, Vice Chair, Professional Development.

GPs are at the forefront of tackling health inequalities

I’ve never been a great advocate of universal triage in general practice. Too often it has felt to me like a barrier put up by doctors, one that’s easily circumvented by the most able and sometimes insurmountable for the most vulnerable.

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