Clinical News


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.


New guidance on the management of liver blood tests

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The British Society of Gastroenterology published guidance on the management of liver blood tests in December 2017. The guidance provides information on the individual tests that are used to assess liver disease and their interpretation, when to test, typical patterns of LFT abnormalities and how to respond to abnormal tests.


The updated National Early Warning Score and its use with suspected Sepsis

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The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) was developed by the Royal College of Physicians, and has been Implemented throughout the NHS(1). NEWS (2) was released in December 2017 by the NEWS Review Group. Based on feedback from NEWS users, the report includes recommendations on the assessment of patients with suspected Sepsis.


When two working worlds collide - GP with Specialist Interest in emergency medicine

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Loving general practice but missing hospital life? Feeling exhausted but stimulated by the idea of working in another speciality as part of your week? Ever considered being a GP with Specialist Interest, (GPwSI)?

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