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RCGP Bright Ideas: Improving patient services through co-production

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The College recently recognised Dr Sue Goodfellow from West Quay Medical Centre in Barry, Wales with a Bright Ideas Award for her work to improve patient services through co-production with patients at her practice. The practice provides online access to clinical advice to for all appointments to ensure patients with the greatest health need are seen first, with the right health care professional.


RCGP Bright Ideas: ProActiveGP Virtual Clinic

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In 2018, the College recognised GP, Dr Muhammed Akunjee, from West Green Surgery in the Haringey area of North London with a Bright Ideas Award for ProActiveGP Virtual Clinic, a system which makes contacting patients more efficient, automated, and safer.


RCGP CIRC - Connecting the Docs

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RCGP Medical Co-Directors, Dr Imran Rafi and Dr Matt Hoghton, have been working in the RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC) for over eight years in various roles. As they leave their current roles they reflect on their time with CIRC.


The point of avoiding overdiagnosis

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"We know thresholds to diagnose and treat some conditions have shifted down –resulting in hazardous side effects and little, if any, improvement for the patient." Dr Margaret McCartney, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Values and Evidence, discusses the College's ambitions to prevent overdiagnosis.


Why won’t my patients listen to me?

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“I’m a person with diabetes not a diabetic patient." Dr David Paynton, RCGP Clinical Champion for Person-centred care, explores the shift in thinking as modern medicine re-balances itself responding to the challenge of working with people rather than doing to patients.


Improvements to Acute Kidney Injury care resources

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NHS England has introduced patient safety directives to improve Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) care, including resources tailored to primary care teams, developed by the national campaign to raise awareness of kidneys, ‘Think Kidneys’.


Looking back at the Sepsis National Summit

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Dr Rachel Marsden, Clinical Support Fellow for the RCGP and Health Education England Sepsis Clinical Priority reflects on the third National Sepsis Summit for the project, which took place in November. The summit raised awareness of sepsis amongst GPs and launched a guidance booklet on the illness for GPs, produced in partnership with Health Education England.


3D trial for patients with multimorbidity

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There is agreement about the sort of care that people with multimorbidity need. But can it be delivered in the busy setting of general practice, and does it improve outcomes? In this blog we discuss the results of the 3D trial, the largest study of an intervention for multimorbidity published to date.


Fit for pregnancy preconception care

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In partnership with Public Health England, Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Tommy’s, the pregnancy charity, a new Planning for Pregnancy Tool was launched earlier this year to provide information on planning and being fit for a pregnancy.


Career Start GP Programme supporting newly qualified GPs

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An innovative scheme, the 'Career Start GP Programme', which helps to attract, and support newly-qualified GPs was recently recognised by the RCGP’s Bright Ideas, an online platform where clinicians and patients can share ideas for small changes that can have a big impact on general practice.

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