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.

Shielding vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Martin Marshall and Dr Steve Mowle of the RCGP discuss identifying people at greatest risk and planning for their care.

#RCGPTogether during COVID-19

Professor Michael Holmes applauds the collaboration and teamwork of colleagues and looks at what the College is doing to support wellbeing.

Returning to general practice in response to COVID-19

As many of you will know, the RCGP recently established a new online forum, to give members the chance to discuss any questions or concerns they have about COVID-19, and the national response to this pandemic.

Top 10 tips for successful GP video consultations

Many GPs and most patients will have little previous experience of consulting remotely by video link or smartphone. Using an unfamiliar format at a time of high workload and high anxiety increases the risk of making errors of judgement, but this risk can be reduced by paying attention to some basic principles.

General practice raises ethical dilemmas but never more so than during a health crisis

The joint statement that makes it clear it is unacceptable for advanced care plans to be applied to groups of people, and that decisions must continue to be made on an individual basis according to need, is discussed here by RCGP Chair Professor Martin Marshall.

Medical students volunteer in the NHS

The College wishes to offer its appreciation to all those offering to support the NHS during this time and those volunteering their services to general practice.

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