Clinical News


Look out for your March research updates

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Research underpins all clinical work, allowing GPs to provide the best evidence-based clinical care available. Research allows us to develop new ideas and challenge old ones, affecting all aspects of healthcare delivery. Dr Nicholas Thomas, RCGP Clinical Lead for Research, explains how the College supports research and its translation into primary care.


UK physical activity and lifestyle guidelines - what's new?

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In the last 10 years the evidence has become more compelling that being physically active is one of the most important things that we can do for our health. Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, outlines what GPs need to know about the recently launched UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity and Lifestyle Guidelines.


Quality Improvement is the backbone of Improving Continuity of Care for South Cumbria Patients

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GP practices across South Cumbria are utilising quality improvement methodology as the central component of a project to improve continuity of care for their patients. This is one of the five projects supported by the Health Foundation’s Improving Continuity of Care in General Practice programme.


New Inflammatory Bowel Disease podcasts launched

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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect up to one in 210 patients in the UK. The condition can have an impact on all aspects of the patient’s life, and a multidisciplinary approach to their care is important. The RCGP and Crohn’s and Colitis Inflammatory Bowel Disease Project team has produced a series of podcasts to explore some of the issues affecting patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Practices contributing to CPRD receive quality improvement reports on patient safety and prescribing

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Over 1,800 UK practices have signed up to join the Clinical Practice Research Datalink network. These practices receive free, confidential patient safety and prescribing reports to support their quality improvement work. Reports have been used by GPs and pharmacists as the basis for clinical audits and medication reviews, as evidence for appraisals and revalidation, and to support work on QOF.


How do we EQUIP our future GPs to be leaders in improvement? “Awake their curiosity”

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What empowers and activates our future GPs to be leaders in improvement? The EQUIP (Education and Experience in QUality ImProvement) programme, developed to support geographically dispersed GP trainees to acquire the skills and experience they need to bring about improvement, does just that. Dr Nigel Hart, Associate Director, GP Training, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, explains more about the programme.


New RCGP End of Life Care CPD learning resources

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The RCGP with partners has produced education resources to support multi-professional practice learning and quality improvement to help general practice assess and build on their good end of life care. These resources support the Daffodil Standards and with the new end of life care quality improvement module featured in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in England. RCGP and Marie Curie Clinical Champion for End of Life Care, Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, explains more.


Feeling out of sorts? Talking helps

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January saw the launch of the Age UK awareness campaign encouraging older people to seek help for anxiety and depression. The campaign, co-produced with NHS England promotes the benefits of talking therapies. To support the campaign, the RCGP together with the Royal College of Nurses, Age UK, and NHS England, have produced a ‘Top tips: Diagnosis and management of common mental health problems in older people’.


Quality Improvement: Initiatives for patients who are deaf or have a hearing loss

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There are 12 million people with hearing loss across the UK and with an ageing population, this is expected to increase to 15.6 million by 2035. Dr Devina Maru, RCGP Clinical Champion of Deafness and Hearing Loss outlines quality improvement approaches for patients who are deaf or have a hearing loss.


RCGP launches Multidisciplinary Team toolkit

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The RCGP recently published a Multidisciplinary Team toolkit, which supports practices to develop their clinical teams and create a way of working that is better able to meet their population needs for both urgent and routine primary care. Dr Stephanie Coughlin, RCGP Clinical Lead for Innovation, explains more.

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