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.

Have you met the North West England board yet?

Have you been following our Monday Meet The Board segment on social media? We've been introducing everyone who works hard with our faculty board to make it run as smoothly as it does. To catch up just visit our social media sites below to find out who does what and why!

Trusting relationships are the essence of our speciality, the tools of our trade

Imagine a radiologist being put in a position where they couldn’t use an MRI scanner. Or a physician their stethoscope, or a surgeon their scalpel. What a crazy situation, I hear you say. And yet, that’s what’s happening to general practice as our workload increases.

Later career and retired members during COVID-19

I wish to say thank you for the amazing response from GPs who have retired from clinical work who have volunteered to return.

GPs in the North East have been pivotal to the vaccination programme

GPs have been crucial in supporting those with COVID and those suffering the consequences of COVID including mental health problems, financial issues and the challenges associated with loneliness and isolation.

Climate and sustainability in Humber and the Ridings Faculty

Climate change threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health, but the Lancet Commission concluded a comprehensive response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century” (Lancet Commission on Health & Climate Change 2015).

Environmentally sustainable healthcare in Essex

In October 2020, the NHS committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and together with my fellow faculty leads I am excited about supporting primary care to reduce its carbon footprint!

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