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.

Important announcement on completion of GP training for ST3s

We have been working hard to develop a range of options for all those final year trainees who have had their exams cancelled. We know how difficult this time has been for you and we thank you for your patience and for the professional way in which you have raised your concerns.

Giving evidence to House of Commons Health Select Committee during COVID-19

Concerns around the future of our ST3 trainees who have had their training suspended as a direct result of the pandemic were raised at the Committee.

Investing in primary care and celebrating achievements

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, feeds back on his meeting with the Permanent Secretary and Head of Primary Care, and discusses the encouraging data collected from Covid centres.

The role of medical students in tackling COVID-19

Jenny Hein and Dr Will Mackintosh highlight the important work being done by medical students to combat the pandemic and support the NHS.

Referrals, palliative care and staying connected with fellow GPs

Dr Alasdair Forbes, Deputy Chair of RCGP Scotland, brings focus to the concerning drop in emergency referrals during the pandemic and the development of a new toolkit for palliative care.

Has our wellbeing taken a backseat during this crisis?

With the enormous pressure we’re under, this pandemic’s impact on mental health and wellbeing isn’t reserved for our patients – it can extend to us as well.

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