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.

The impact of COVID-19 on children

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the topics raised while representing the College in an evidence session with the Senedd Children, Young People and Education Committee.

Patient consent guidance for the Recorded Consultation Assessment

An update with clarity on guidelines on how to gain patient consent when recording consultations for the new exam. Dr Michael Mulholland, Vice Chair, Professional Development.

GPs care about inequalities and want to focus on those with greatest need in their communities

As a College, we haven’t said anything on social media about the #blacklivesmatter movement or the appalling death of George Floyd and the aftermath that we are seeing in the US, and across the world. We don’t want to make statements without substance or without action.

The importance of listening and patient-centred care

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, discusses patient concordance in hypertension treatment and highlights RCGPNI’s member engagement virtual roadshow.

Supporting care home residents and staff during COVID-19

Continuity of care and a holistic, person-centred approaches are core qualities of GP care. These are of particular value for our most vulnerable patients, including those who live in residential and nursing homes, report Gully, Karupiah, Kneale and Thickens.

The rapid scaling of IT within general practice

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses the advances in IT and the future of general practice in the context of COVID-19.

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