Clinical News


Home visit delegation in general practice: Who is responsible now?

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The National Institute for Health Research School of Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) Evidence Synthesis Working Group is a collaboration of all nine primary care member departments of the SPCR. Here, members of the group describe the findings and implications for practice from their review on the delegation of home visits in general practice.


RCGP Bright Ideas: Red Kite Health Solutions, a social enterprise approach to sustainable general practice

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At the Royal College of General Practitioners, we want new approaches to be recognised, celebrated and shared. Recently the College awarded a Bright Ideas Award to Red Kite Health Solutions, in Powys, Wales for its social enterprise approach to providing sustainable general practice in the county.


RCGP Bright Ideas: The Cancer Maps

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This year the College recognised six people and practice teams with Bright Ideas Awards for innovative approaches which have improved efficiency and workload in primary care. The award winners included Dr Ben Noble, Associate Clinical Cancer Lead at East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network. Dr Noble received the award for Cancer Maps, a referral algorithm that supports the recommendations in the NICE guideline on recognition and referral for suspected cancer.


An interview with the new Chair of the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board

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The RCGP has been awarding research grants via the Scientific Foundation Board since 1976. The Board awards grants to research projects whose findings will be of direct relevance to the care of patients in the general practice setting. In November 2019, Professor Richard Neal took over as Chair of the Scientific Foundation Board. We speak to Richard about his research interests and priorities as the Chair.


RCGP Bright Ideas: Temporary residents service

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At the Royal College of General Practitioners, we celebrate new approaches that reduce workload and increase efficiency in primary care through the Bright Ideas Awards. Recently, the College recognised the team at Dwyfor Primary Care Cluster, Wales for their innovative approach to treating temporary residents in Dwyfor during holiday periods.


RCGP Bright Ideas: The prison GP communication project

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The RCGP recently recognised Dr Richard Kirk, from South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland with a Bright Ideas Award. Find out how his Bright Idea to improve communications between medical professionals caring for prisoners improved patient outcomes.


Lung Cancer Awareness Month: how GPs can contribute to earlier diagnosis of lung cancer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. RCGP and Cancer Research UK Cancer Clinical Champion, Dr Richard Roope, discusses how GPs can contribute to the earlier diagnosis of lung cancer.


QI Workshop

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The RCGP has been commissioned to develop quality improvement modules to be included in the Quality Outcomes Framework. The College is looking for testers for the prescription drug dependency module in January 2020.


New national guidance released for post-discharge care following acute kidney injury

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The RCGP has developed new national guidance for post-discharge care following acute kidney injury. This has been based on collaboration between primary and secondary care and through national partnerships.


Person Centred Care Network of Champions

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The RCGP’s Network of Champions aims to support a collaborative approach to the delivery of person-centred care. It brings together GPs, healthcare professionals and people with lived experience to help make personalisation a reality. Members of the network act as innovators, leaders and learners, and can exchange ideas and information through an online platform. Dr Deena El-Shirbiny, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Person-Centred Care, explains more.

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