Clinical News


Mental Health in Older People: A Practice Primer

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The RCGP has partnered with NHS England, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Geriatrics Society, to produce a ‘Mental Health in Older Practice Primer’ to support primary health care teams recognise, diagnose and manage mental health problems in older people. Dr Liz England, RCGP Mental Health Clinical Champion and Dr Nadia Llanwarne, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Older Adult Mental Health, explain more.


RCGP and CPRD Quality Improvement reports used as evidence for CQC inspections and QOF

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GPs have been using free prescribing and patient safety reports from the RCGP and CPRD as evidence for CQC inspections and the Quality Outcomes Framework. All general practices can sign up to receive the next set of report due in spring.


Why we need the Daffodil Standards

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In February 2019, Marie Curie and the Royal College of GPs launched the Daffodil Standards, a new way to help GP practices across the UK improve support for people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones. Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, RCGP and Marie Curie National End of Life Champion, outlines why the standards are needed.


Sepsis: new resources added

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As the Sepsis Clinical Priority Project comes to a close , we’re hosting a 'Creating A More Sepsis-Aware Primary Care' webinar to discuss the strategies we’ve been developing to support practice sepsis leads, clinicians and reception staff. We’ll also explore how practices can assure they are providing safe care for deteriorating patients with the illness.


RCGP Clinical Advisers Programme

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Clinical Advisers Programme allows GPs with expertise or interest to influence outcomes of clinical guidelines and projects by participating in a variety of initiatives. The work is diverse and can range from reviewing documents for consultation to yearlong commitments developing new guidelines.


Person-centred care: what we’ve learned from drugs and alcohol services

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Personalised care and social prescribing are core to the NHS policy agenda for future healthcare delivery. These are, however, not new concepts in drug and alcohol services, where a community focus has been embedded into support for nearly 70 years. Dr Deena El-Shirbirny, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Person-centred Care explains more.


Consultation on research in general practice

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Help the RCGP improve its support for research in general practice. Complete our survey to tell us what support you need for research. What would encourage you to engage in research? What tools can RCGP provide? Have you used Research Ready? We are seeking views from GPs, practice team and other stakeholders on their experiences of research in general practice.


Successful research brought to you by RCGP Scientific Foundation Board

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The RCGP’s Scientific Foundation Board supports high quality primary care research studies, and awards grants for research relevant to general medical practice and primary care. Read about the high quality primary care research generated last year from projects funded by the Board. Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chair of RCGP Scientific Foundation Board, explains more.


New season of grants and fellowships through RCGP Scientific Foundation Board

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Meet the early career researchers whose high quality primary care research projects have been awarded RCGP Scientific Foundation Board grants and fellowships, and read on to learn more about the opportunity to enhance your CV and influence primary care research by joining the Board.


Clinical Champion? What’s that?

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What is a “Clinical Champion”? How can Clinical Champions improve outcomes for patients? Here’s how Dr Daniel Murphy, RCGP Clinical Champion for Inflammatory Arthritis, and Versus Arthritis Musculoskeletal Champion, has worked to reduce delays in diagnosis for arthritis patients.

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