Clinical News


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.


QI Ready updated with new resources

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QI Ready, an innovative online tool to prepare and support hard-pressed GPs and practice staff to carry out quality improvement activities in practice, has been updated with new resources and guidance.


RCGP recognises innovative GPs and practices

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GPs, practices, and patients who have come up with ideas to help improve efficiency and reduce workload in primary care have been recognised in the Royal College of GPs' Bright Ideas Awards.


Staffordshire physician associate internship programme celebrates the first cohort of graduates

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Back in July 2018, RCGP Clinical News reported on a pioneering internship programme for Physician Associates led by North Staffordshire GP Federation (NSGPF) – the first initiative of its kind. Here, we hear the latest update from the NSGPF Physician Associate Internship Programme as they celebrate the first cohort of graduates.


2019 new project intake programme launched

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The RCGP has announced the launch of the 2019 New Project Intake Programme, a unique opportunity to collaborate with the College’s Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC), to support GPs and primary care teams to deliver better quality healthcare to their patients.


GPs will welcome more support to better manage liver disease

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New research, published in the BJGP, reveals that many GPs lack confidence in detecting liver disease. Many felt liver disease was not promoted as a priority and would welcome relevant, focused education on liver disease. The RCGP Liver Disease Clinical Champion, Dr Helen Jarvis, a co-author on the paper, discusses this work and how the liver disease clinical priority has been addressing this gap.

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