Clinical News


Making sense of the HRT debate

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Over the past two decades, there has been a huge amount of confusion regarding HRT. We now have clear, evidence-based guidelines available to ensure women have individualised care and treatment for their perimenopause and menopause. Dr Anne Connolly, RCGP Clinical Champion for Menstrual Wellbeing, and Dr Louise Newson, GP and Menopause Specialist, summarises the benefits of HRT with respect to the literature.


Improving patient-centred care for multimorbidity

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The full report of the 3D study on multimorbidity, the largest ever trial of an intervention to improve care for people with multimorbidity, involving 1,546 patients, has been published. Professor Chris Salisbury, Professor of Primary Health Care, Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School, who led the study, discusses the findings of the report.


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.


Clinical Research Network awards

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A snapshot from this year's RCGP and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN awards which recognised research excellence.


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.

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