Clinical News


Check out some of the QI sessions at this year's conference!

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At this year's RCGP Annual Conference, we will have a number of sessions focused on Quality Improvement (QI); some of which will be led by our CIRC Clinical Champions and colleagues.


Top tips for Sepsis leads in general practice

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Sepsis affects approximately 144,000 people of all ages in the UK annually and is a priority area for patient safety in the UK. The sickness poses a challenge for general practice and the whole health community. As we mark World Sepsis Day, Dr Simon Stockley and Dr Rachel Marsden, our Sepsis Clinical Champions have compiled a set of tips for general practice teams on the role of Sepsis leads.


RCGP Annual Conference clinical session: Liver Disease

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We are working to raise awareness of liver disease as one of the major chronic, preventable, lifestyle-related diseases and to encourage GPs and other primary care staff to take an increasingly important and effective role in its prevention. At this year's RCGP Annual Conference, we'll deliver a clinical update session the illness on 5 October.


New guidance on mental health therapists in primary care published

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Recently published advice from NHS England encourages practices to incorporate mental health therapists into their teams, with GPs and other healthcare staff able to refer patients to them, and people given the chance to refer themselves to the therapists.


RCGP and Cancer Research UK Enduring Clinical Priority for Cancer at the RCGP Annual Conference 2018

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At this year's RCGP Annual Conference, the enduring clinical priority for cancer is running a Clinical Learning hour on Friday afternoon. The session will look at how we can diagnose cancers earlier and put in place systems to reduce missing a cancer diagnosis. In addition, we have two posters highlighting some of the activities we have led over the past year or so.


Hope for Crohn's disease through stem cell research

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A new clinical trial has begun which researchers hope will reset the immune systems of people experiencing Crohn's disease through stem cell research. Dr Kevin Barrett, RCGP and Crohn and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Champion, explains more.


RCGP sets the pace for Person-Centred Care

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College Council discusses Person Centred Care (PCC) and supports the Clinical and Research Centre (CIRC) in its work to develop PCC. Learn what CIRC is doing to develop PCC and support its membership in bringing the social and medical model of care together.


Be mindful of your mental health

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The psychological impact of workplace stress on primary care workers is significant. Emily Waller, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer at Mind, and Dr Faraz Mughal, RCGP Clinical Fellow in Mental Health, tell us why it's important to the improve the wellbeing of primary care staff.


Ground breaking adult safeguarding guidance launched

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The UK's first guidance to help healthcare staff better protect adults who are at risk of abuse or neglect because of the level of care they need has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing.


Creating effective GP practices in future

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Following the recent publication of the King's Fund's 'Innovative Models of General Practice Report', Dr Michael Mulholland, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for GP at Scale, talks about creating effective GP surgeries in future.

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