Clinical News


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


Influenza the story behind the headlines

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Flu has been big news in 2018 with headlines referring to an epidemic. But what does the data show us has really been happening? Professor Simon de Lusignan, Professor of Clinical Informatics and Director of the RCGP Research and Surveillance Centre, investigates.


The Bright Idea: Whole practice approach to research

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We realised that we were missing opportunities to inform patients about the research activities that we were involved in and decided to reinvigorate the concept of research within our practice.


New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Podcasts and eLearning Launched

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The Spotlight Project eLearning Module to help GPs diagnose, support, manage flare-ups and consider the long-term health implications of patients with IBD. The podcasts cover what it means to be a patient with IBD and the role of an IBD nurse.


Unite in the fight against cancer

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On 4 February, World Cancer Day is a day to unite in the fight against cancer.

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