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.

Addressing the COVID-19 inquiry in Wales

COVID-19 test results from patients must be shared with GPs and technological innovation should remain part of the long-term future of general practice, explains Dr Peter Saul, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales.

Patient care, technology, and the new frontline

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman highlights the value of GPs’ relationships with patients and discusses how the government can support general practice beyond COVID-19.

Practitioner wellbeing and general practice recovery

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, discusses GPs’ mental health and highlights the concern for patients not seeking attention for non-COVID illnesses.

Response of GPs and our teams to COVID-19 has been well recognised

I'm pleased to report a major breakthrough regarding the difficult issues around CCT for our final year trainees who were due to exit their training this summer but whose plans have been severely disrupted as a result of COVID-19.

A framework for the future of general practice

Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, discusses the outlook for general practice after COVID-19 and explains our plans for guidance. She also provides an update for Associates in Training affected by lockdown restrictions.

Learning resources and Observe GP

RCGPNI Chair Dr Laurence Dorman highlights learning resources available to GPs on the British Journal of General Practice website and our COVID-19 hub, and looks at the rise of domestic abuse in lockdown.

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