RCGP Blog

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.

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Update on the Health Inequalities Standing Group

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, updates on some of the meetings she has attended recently, including hearing from the Primary Care Leads from across the country, and also discusses shielding coming to an end in Scotland and what this means for GPs.


Education - the key to solving our workforce problems

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, reflects on the importance of education and training for aspiring GPs, changes in the RCGP exam and recent political engagement in Northern Ireland.


The expert medical generalist is a remarkably effective and cost-effective clinician

Should general practice be a doctor-heavy medical specialty? This might sound like a stupid question when there clearly aren’t enough GPs to go around, and it might appear insulting to the growing number of allied health professionals joining the primary care team.


Promoting the profession

Dr Peter Saul, Joint Chair of RCGP Wales, outlines the acknowledgements made in the recently launched 'Future Doctor' document from Health Education England.


When GP skills trump algorithms

Dr Laurence Dorman, RCGPNI Chair, discusses the importance of expert generalist skills, face-to-face appointments and how we must not lose sight of relationship-based care.


Reflecting on the pandemic

General practice has adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 with quite breath-taking speed. The way that GPs and their staff have adapted and managed the significant changes enforced by COVID-19 has been amazing, discusses Dr Alasdair Forbes, Deputy Chair of RCGP Scotland.

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