Clinical News


RCGP launches Menstrual Wellbeing clinical spotlight project

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Menstrual problems are common, causing considerable distress to sufferers and significant cost to the health and social economy. The RCGP Menstrual Wellbeing clinical spotlight project, will work with key stakeholders including RCOG and RCGP Patient and Carers Participation Group to develop resources to help busy primary care clinicians manage these concerns.


Role for GPs in eliminating viral hepatitis

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Viral Hepatitis is a significant cause of chronic liver disease and is often undiagnosed. The WHO have set ambitious new targets to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, with new treatments for HCV and new vaccination programmes for HBV. Can this be done and what role will GPs play?


A truly 'Handi' resource for non-drug interventions

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The Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI) is an online formulary of non-drug treatments developed by the Royal Australian College of GPs and designed for use in primary care. In an exciting new development, the RCGP is partnering with the HANDI team to make HANDI more widely available to UK GPs.


Using data to improve patient safety

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Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is a governmental, not-for-profit research service that has provided anonymised primary care records for public health research since 1988. This collaboration between CPRD and RCGP started in 2015 to meet the information needs for GPs to carry out quality improvement. A growing number of practices are contributing anonymised data to CPRD.


Meningococcal Disease – Key Facts and Myths

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Meningococcal Disease is a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to detect in its early stages, this explores some of the misconceptions and challenges that surround the disease.


New framework for the accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles

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RCGP has developed a framework in partnership with NHS England, which describes a new approach to the accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles (GPwERs) and is aligned to the appraisal and revalidation process.


Yvonne Carter award for Outstanding New Researcher announced

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Each year the RCGP and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) award the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher. This year panel members from the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) and SAPC reviewed several high-quality applications from early career researchers.

Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, a GP Registrar and Patient Safety researcher, impressed all the panel members with his impressive career trajectory including leadership and teaching roles, funding secured, papers authored, and ambitious plans for the use of the award money.


New video introduces QI ready

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A new short film has been produced to promote the RCGP’s newly launched QI ready programme which aims to support members and primary care colleagues to develop their skills and experience in quality improvement


Reflux disease leading to severe complications and death

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If Reflux disease is poorly controlled, it can cause considerable discomfort and lead to poor quality of life


Why I registered as an RCGP Clinical Adviser

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Having been involved in a few interesting research projects in areas such as HIV testing and diabetes, I wanted to see what the RCGP was involved in. Looking for research-related activity on their website, I came across the Clinical Adviser programme and immediately signed up.

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