Clinical News


E-cigarettes: Is vaping safe?

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A recent report from the Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology found e-cigarettes to be 95 percent less harmful than conventional cigarettes and concluded that they are, too often, being overlooked as a stop smoking tool. Dr Richard Roope, RCGP and Cancer Research UK Clinical Champion for Cancer, reviews the findings that may challenge your current beliefs and practice on vaping.


Quality Improvement for patients with Learning Disabilities and or Autism

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Patients with Learning Disabilities or Autism are often over-medicated, which leads to a range of physical problems. The next set of RCGP and Clinical Practice Research Data Link Quality Improvement data reports, due out in November, will focus on this patient group. David Mullett, RCGP Champion for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, explains more.


Adult Safeguarding workshops at RCGP Annual Conference

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RCGP Clinical Champion for Good Practice Safeguarding, Joy Shacklock, will be running two Adult Safeguarding CPD sessions at the RCGP Annual Conference this year.


IBD clinical session at Annual Conference

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects 300,000 patients in the UK. The symptoms can overlap with those of many gastrointestinal and gynaecological conditions, and the peak age for diagnosis is in the 20s and 30s. This session will help GPs diagnose, manage and support their patients.


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.

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