Clinical News


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.


Managing pain with CBT

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At the RCGP, we recognise new approaches in healthcare through Bright Ideas. This year, Dr Rose McCullagh and her colleagues from Grosvenor Road Surgery, Belfast, were recognised for their innovative approach to treating chronic pain with their CBT Pain Management programme.


Are you safe?

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What might keep you awake at night? Missing a cancer diagnosis and the possible ensuing complaint? You can reduce the chances of missing a cancer diagnosis by using tools to assist early diagnosis and having a robust safety netting system in place. Dr Richard Roope, RCGP and Cancer Research UK Clinical Champion for Cancer, explains more.


More work to be done on IBD

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With Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week approaching us, Jackie Glatter, Heath Service Development Manager at Crohn’s and Colitis UK, reflects on the success of working with the RCGP and the importance of the work that is still to be done regarding flare management.


Putting patients in the driving seat of multi-morbidity care

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The Government’s plan to solve loneliness with cookery clubs and postmen checking on the elderly is unlikely to solve the complex disease burdens from multimorbidity but is a step in the right direction. Dr Rachel Pryke, RCGP Clinical Champion for Managing Multimorbidities Spotlight Project, outlines the purpose of the project to help primary care teams care for patients with multiple conditions.

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