Clinical News


New and improved Primary Care Cancer Toolkit

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Our new and improved Primary Care Cancer Toolkit is now live! We've made changes, based on your feedback, to ensure the Toolkit remains the go-to place for primary care tools and resources on cancer.


The Bright Idea: Integrated care programme in mental health

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We implemented an Integrated Care Programme Approach review for patients with severe mental health problems. The integrated CPA review is held at the GP surgery instead of at the hospital and is attended by the Consultant Psychiatrist, CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse), Social Worker, Psychiatry Specialist, Practice Nurse and GP Mental Health Lead for the practice.


RCGP Podcast: Suspect Sepsis? Communicating with the Ambulance Service

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Following feedback and comments from workshop delegates, the Sepsis Clinical Priority team have produced a ten-minute podcast on communication with the ambulance service. The podcast is based mainly around ordering an ambulance for patients with suspected sepsis but would be relevant for any deteriorating patient.


Mental health in young people: top tips for GPs

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As part of the Mental Health Clinical Priority at the RCGP we are giving a strong emphasis to providing GPs with brief, practical, and user-friendly educational articles on a range of mental health illnesses.


Setting research priorities your chance to change the conversation

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Although over 90% of patient contacts within the NHS occur in primary care, the relevance and applicability of research findings and guidelines to front-line primary care practice is highly variable. Input from those working on the front-line can help close the gap between evidence, clinical practice and service delivery. That's why we are asking you to make your voice heard on what is important to you when it comes to setting the direction of research.


The new data choices for patients: are you ready?

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Whilst many of us are becoming familiar with sharing data with colleagues for individual care, patient data is also needed for research and planning purposes and the changes to patient data choices relate specifically to this use of their data.


Top tips for getting your practice involved in commercial research

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Life sciences industry research is a real opportunity to deliver cutting edge treatments of patients, and to develop your practice as well as generating income. It does require planning and support across the whole practice. These top tips will help guide you through some of the main issues.


Perinatal Mental Health project puts spotlight on GP education

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Building on the foundations laid by the Clinical Priority Programme in Perinatal Mental Health, the RCGP has been running a 1-year Spotlight Project focused on GP team education in this small but very important part of our work in General Practice.


Safeguarding video highlights the important role of primary care

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As part of the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre's Good Practice Safeguarding project, we have launched a short film to demonstrate the important role every practice team member plays in safeguarding patients.


New grants and fellowships opportunities from the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board

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Funding opportunities from the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board: how they helped primary care research in the past year, and exciting news for the year ahead

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