Clinical News


New data reports to support safer prescribing of antiepileptics for pregnant women

No comment(s) available for this page

The Patient Safety and Prescribing Project, a collaboration between RCGP and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink has updated its list of practice prescribing data reports to include the prescribing of sodium valproate to women of childbearing age. Sodium valproate (also known as valproate) must no longer be prescribed to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on the pregnancy prevention programme.


Veteran Friendly GP Practices

No comment(s) available for this page

Ensuring that all GPs in England are equipped to best serve our veterans and their families is a key commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan. We have partnered with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the Veteran Friendly accreditation to help you support your patients who served.


How does Continuity of Care improve healthcare?

No comment(s) available for this page

Continuity of care can be defined as the extent to which a person experiences an ongoing relationship with a clinical team or member of a clinical team.


TARGET Antibiotics: changing prescribing behaviour

No comment(s) available for this page

Kathleen Hartigan, Research and Clinical Trial Manager and Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner, shares how she used the RCGP Antibiotics toolkit to lead a project which aimed to change the antibiotics prescribing behaviours of GPs and advanced practitioners, leading to a boost in professional credibility and confidence.


RCGP Innovators Mentorship Programme: Application deadline looming

No comment(s) available for this page

The RCGP is looking for driven, ambitious entrepreneur GPs with health innovations and a passion to solve problems to join the second cohort of the Innovators Mentorship Programme. Applications close on 22 July.


Key messages from the Annual Scientific Conference for the Society of Academic Primary Care

No comment(s) available for this page

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board, reflects on the Annual Scientific Conference for the Society of Academic Primary Care, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care globally.


Delivering care for people with multiple long-term conditions

No comment(s) available for this page

Focusing on multimorbidity has the potential to improve health care by systematically addressing multiple conditions, yet it remains challenging to support people to manage their long-term conditions by accessing community-based care. Dr Rachel Pryke, RCGP Clinical Champion for Multimorbidity, outlines some examples of small and large-scale approaches to patient-focused care.


Real-world experiences from primary care networks: development, clinical leadership and population health management

No comment(s) available for this page

GPs to share their real-world experiences on the development of primary care networks, the value of clinical leadership and population health management to improve patient care.


Quality improvement: reducing incoming calls into GP surgery

No comment(s) available for this page

Lockside Medical Centre in Greater Manchester have shared their experience in a short case study video of undertaking a quality improvement project on reducing the number of incoming phone calls to their practice. The practice team share how they identified this as an area of improvement, how the QI process started, the interventions they tested as well as their successes and challenges.


Treat the person, not the test result: New guidelines on changes in kidney function during treatment of heart failure

No comment(s) available for this page

Many clinicians are uncertain about what to do if urea and electrolytes (U&Es) change during treatment with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and other drugs used for heart failure. Should drugs be stopped or reduced if they appear to be causing worsening kidney function? It is common to get conflicting advice from different specialists. A new guideline jointly developed by the Renal Association and the British Society for Heart Failure will help to resolve these uncertainties.

The item has been added to your basket.

Continue shopping

Go to basket

This item is out of stock.

Continue shopping

The item is out of stock.

Yes Continue shopping

An error occured adding your item to the basket:

Continue shopping