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.

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.

Listening to GPs during COVID-19

We were in the media again yesterday, after I wrote to Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock seeking clarity around gaps in the provision and use of personal protection equipment (PPE). Read more from RCGP Chair Professor Martin Marshall.

COVID-19: GPs and workload prioritisation discussion and resource

RCGP Chair Martin Marshall's latest message on COVID-19 and what the College is doing to support members with workload prioritisation.

Advanced Decisions to Refuse Treatment FAQs around COVID-19

Dr Catherine Millington Sanders is the College lead for End of Life Care. Here, she explains the implications of COVID-19 for this important area of work, along with useful guidance to support GP teams.

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