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.

Recorded Consultation Assessment candidate handbook and exam policy update

Today, we are publishing our new candidate handbook and examination policy, which we hope you will find useful in explaining the main changes and requirements for the MRCGP, brought about as a result of the pandemic.

A call for clarity for GPs on testing, tracking and tracing

The temporary new assessment to replace the Clinical Skills Assessment, calls for a clear testing plan, and GPs delivering care in residential homes are discussed by RCGP Chair Professor Martin Marshall in his weekly review.

Testing times, seeking answers and supporting trainees

Decision-makers must be aware of the need to provide test kits to general practice, explains Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales.

Health inequalities and silver linings

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses the College's work to combat the pandemic’s impact on heath inequalities.

Trainee assessments and safeguarding at-risk patients

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman discusses the need to support socially vulnerable patients during the pandemic and the potential of multi-disciplinary teams post-COVID.

Trainees offered Recorded Consultation Assessment in place of Clinical Skills Assessment during COVID-19

We can start to share details of the Recorded Consultation Assessment to be offered in place of the Clinical Skills Assessment during COVID-19, explains Dr Michael Mulholland, RCGP Vice Chair, Professional Development.

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