Online learning

About RCGP eLearning

The RCGP, in collaboration with a range of private, public and not for profit partners, has developed over 250 online resources to support CPD and revalidation. The elearning courses span the entire RCGP curriculum, and are thoroughly peer-reviewed and quality assured, to guarantee they meet the highest standard.

The intended audience for our elearning materials are GPs and primary healthcare professionals, GP Specialty Trainees and GP Educators. Courses can be taken at any time, to fit your schedule, and when successfully completed, you will receive an eCertificate for your appraisal portfolio. 

RCGP Essential Knowledge Update Programme

The Essential Knowledge Update (EKU) Programme offers a comprehensive programme of high quality, interactive educational modules that highlight new evidence and guidance of relevance to clinical practice, over a 6 months period. The programme helps users to keep up-to-date with their continuing professional development, testing existing knowledge and highlighting learning and service needs. Each EKU is accompanied by an Essential Knowledge Challenge (EKC); an online applied knowledge test.

Below, you will view a list of all our elearning courses, available to RCGP members, non members and other primary healthcare professionals. For more information email our eLearning team

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The RCGP RCA 3-Day Preparation Course

This three-day RCA course aims to improve your consultation skills and as a result pass your RCA. The course offers interactive sessions with experienced trainers and examiners, a highlight being Dr Roger Neighbour, a renowned teacher on the skills of communication within the GP consultation. You will take part in three mock exams with a role player whilst being observed by an examiner, with the opportunity to also observe three cases. The course will conclude with one to one time with an examiner, giving you feedback on your performance along with a panel Q&A session with the examiners lead by Prof Rich Withnall, RCGP Chief Examiner.

Start date20/09/2021
Time09:00
Duration2 days 4 hours
Course full

EWS Webinar | Neurology part 1: Blackouts and seizures

This webinar will be in the form of a case study with different clinical scenarios to change your knowledge, update your information about the best suitable evidence-based treatment and referral pathway. You should be able to differentiate blackout from acute seizure and non-epileptic seizure, be familiar with cardiac syncope, epileptic seizure, or vasovagal syncope.

Start date21/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

Influenza vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

Join us for this FREE live 90-minute webinar where we will discuss the various issues around the influenza vaccination drive 2021/22 and how we can successfully overcome them.

Start date22/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

Effective out of hours practice; special group/COVID-19, ethical dilemma and organisational aspect

This four part series of webinars open to GP Trainees working towards their unscheduled care competencies and GPs wanting to start or return to out of hours work. The course will identify the differences between out of hours work and daytime general practice including remote assessment, strategies to mitigate isolated decision-making, lack of continuity of care and limited access to the electronic medical record. Each webinar will last two-hours, providing an overview of key knowledge and skills required to undertake out of hours work.

Start date23/09/2021
Time18:00
Duration2 hours

EWS Webinar | Haematology – part 2: assessing white cells

An abnormal white cell count is a common occurrence in General Practice. It can often be frustrating trying to manage an abnormal white cell count amidst polypharmacy and multi-morbidity. We will explore how to work through examples of abnormal results using case-based discussions to identify how to effectively investigate and manage patient outcomes.

Start date23/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

EWS Webinar | Women's health: urinary problems in GP

Brought to you by the Beds and Herts Faculty, this open-to-all session will cover GP management of urinary incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI).

Start date27/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

Hot Topics in Paediatrics for GP

RCGPNI are collaborating with the Ulster Paediatric Society to bring you an evening webinar on 'Hot Topics in Paediatrics for GP'. The event will look at common conditions in children such as asthma, common surgical problems in children and seizures. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A with speakers. Certificates of completion will be distributed to delegates as proof of CPD learning.

Start date27/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration2 hours

RCGP Telephone Consultation and Triage Skills

Are you worried about doing remote telephone triage or perhaps you're already experienced in this high risk area and want to brush up on your skills? This course will provide you with a real understanding of how to manage the risks involved in remote telephone consultations and the benefits this work can bring when practised effectively. This day will give you tools and techniques to best handle remote telephone consultations. This ONLINE course will taught via ZOOM.

Start date28/09/2021
Time09:15
Duration7 hours 45 minutes

First5 Bytesize - How to Manage and Resolve Patient Complaints

The number of patient complaints is on the rise and it is almost inevitable that a GP will receive at least one complaint in their career. Good complaint management can reduce the stress and anxiety that is naturally associated with a complaint, and prevent the complaint from escalating to The Public Services and Health Ombudsman, NHS England’s Performance Advisory Group and the GMC. This talk will discuss how complaints should be managed, what steps to take, and how to draft a good complaint response letter.

Start date28/09/2021
Time12:30
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

EWS Webinar | Leukaemia – part 2: chronic leukaemia

In this webinar we will discuss the signs, symptoms characteristics and key clinical features of main chronic leukaemia types with an emphasis on the difference between CML and CLL. We will review case studies (including exclusion of other blood cancers), typical diagnosis, blood tests and referral. Out line the treatments and management and discuss the holistic care and psychological support, signposting to specific resources.

Start date29/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

Effective out of hours practice; laboratory results, palliative care and telephone triage

This four part series of webinars open to GP Trainees working towards their unscheduled care competencies and GPs wanting to start or return to out of hours work. The course will identify the differences between out of hours work and daytime general practice including remote assessment, strategies to mitigate isolated decision-making, lack of continuity of care and limited access to the electronic medical record. Each webinar will last two-hours, providing an overview of key knowledge and skills required to undertake out of hours work.

Start date30/09/2021
Time18:00
Duration2 hours

Nurturing a Greener Practice

The RCGP Thames Valley Faculty invite you to join us for an evening of discovery to make your Practice greener - open to all working in primary care who wish to nurture a more environmentally sustainable way of working - we will give practical advice on how to make your Practice greener.

Start date30/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

An evening of inspiration and discussion helping us connect with nature with Prof Alistair Gordon

The South London Faculty of RCGP would like to invite all GPs who may or may not be members of the College to 'an evening of inspiration and discussion helping us connect with nature' with Prof Alistair Gordon from the Royal Horticultural Society. Join us today for this exciting talk.

Start date30/09/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours

Welcome to First5 - Scotland

RCGP Scotland are delighted to host our first ever Scotland-wide Welcome to First5 event for all newly qualified GPs or First5 GPs.

Start date30/09/2021
Time19:30
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

EWS Webinar | Continuing to manage respiratory patients in COVID-19 times

This webinar will focus on some of the challenges facing primary and secondary care respiratory medicine during this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, including those associated with monitoring of chronic disease, investigation and management of new symptoms, and longer term changes in practice within secondary care.

Start date04/10/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

The Casual Request for Help: Once a Doctor, Always a Doctor

Whether you are in the later stages of your career, you are retired, or you are just starting out on your career journey, we will all hear conversations which begin...."Can I just ask...?". This session will cover a talk from speakers from the Medical Protection Society on the legal, moral and ethical principles plus breakout rooms to discuss personal experiences in smaller groups. This talk will be hosted by Faculty LCARM Lead Dr Helen Crawley. Join today!

Start date04/10/2021
Time12:30
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

EWS Webinar | Gastroenterology Part 2: IBD: Safe steroids and patient-centred management

Part two of this three part series will go through the management of acute flares of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD), including when and what steroids to use, who to talk to if you're concerned or stuck, and how to support your patient cohort with patient-initiated management of mild-moderate flares of IBD.

Start date05/10/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

12th South London LCARM Forum: What the study of medical history offers GPs

The South London Faculty of RCGP would like to invite all GPs who may or may not be members of the College to a 12th virtual meeting which is part of a series of get-togethers for our local colleagues at this stage of their careers. October's LCaRM session will be with Dr Chris Derrett. He worked as a London GP for many years and also has a keen interest in medical history. He will share with us stories about GPs from the past whose lives he has researched. He will also talk briefly about how GPs have managed pandemics in the past. Join us today.

Start date06/10/2021
Time18:30
Duration1 hours 15 minutes

Effective out of hours practice; sepsis, mental health and challenging situations

This four part series of webinars open to GP Trainees working towards their unscheduled care competencies and GPs wanting to start or return to out of hours work. The course will identify the differences between out of hours work and daytime general practice including remote assessment, strategies to mitigate isolated decision-making, lack of continuity of care and limited access to the electronic medical record. Each webinar will last two-hours, providing an overview of key knowledge and skills required to undertake out of hours work.

Start date07/10/2021
Time18:00
Duration2 hours

The RCGP RCA 1-Day Preparation Course - 8 October 2021

This one-day interactive course has been designed for those planning to take the RCA component of the MRCGP (ST2 and ST3). It will assist with your preparation for the MRCGP RCA examination, providing you with update RCA information, mandatory criteria, focusing on your consultation skills and how to select your recordings. You will also take part in simulated role plays which will be observed by current RCA examiners, who will provide you with feedback on your performance and offer assistance to enable to reach your maximum potential.

Start date08/10/2021
Time09:00
Duration8 hours 30 minutes
Course full

The RCGP RCA 3-Day Preparation Course

This three-day RCA course aims to improve your consultation skills and as a result pass your RCA. The course offers interactive sessions with experienced trainers and examiners, a highlight being Dr Roger Neighbour, a renowned teacher on the skills of communication within the GP consultation. You will take part in three mock exams with a role player whilst being observed by an examiner, with the opportunity to also observe three cases. The course will conclude with one to one time with an examiner, giving you feedback on your performance along with a panel Q&A session with the examiners lead by Prof Rich Withnall, RCGP Chief Examiner.

Start date11/10/2021
Time09:00
Duration2 days 6 hours
Course full

EWS Webinar | Haematology - part 3: assessing platelets

Abnormal platelet count is a common occurrence in General Practice. It can often be frustrating trying to manage abnormal platelets amidst polypharmacy and multi-morbidity. Join us to explore how to work through examples of abnormal platelets using case-based discussions to identify how to effectively investigate and manage patient outcomes.

Start date11/10/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

EWS Webinar | Atrial Fibrillation

Brought to you by the RCGP Wessex Faculty, this open-to-all session will help to improve knowledge of Atrial Fibrillation in primary care.

Start date12/10/2021
Time19:00
Duration1 hours 30 minutes

Telephone Consultation and Triage Skills

Are you worried about doing remote telephone triage or perhaps you're already experienced in this high risk area and want to brush up on your skills? This course will provide you with a real understanding of how to manage the risks involved in remote telephone consultations and the benefits this work can bring when practised effectively. This day will give you tools and techniques to best handle remote telephone consultations. This ONLINE course will taught via ZOOM.

Start date12/10/2021
Time09:15
Duration7 hours 45 minutes

Savings and Investments

Wesleyan Financial Services are hosting a webinar specifically designed for those wishing to find out more about savings and investments. It will provide you with an overview on how you can invest for your future, combined with an update on the current investment markets. This event is open to all GPs and is free for RCGP members.

Start date18/10/2021
Time18:00
Duration2 hours

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