Improving medical pathways for acute care
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Physicians and the Society for Acute Medicine, have made recommendations for the immediate transformation of the urgent and emergency care pathway. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rebuilding the NHS Improving medical pathways for acute care, RECM
The RCEM, together with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Physicians and the Society for Acute Medicine, have made recommendations for the immediate transformation of the urgent and emergency care pathway. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the public must be confident that they will receive urgent and emergency care in a safe environment. The statement sets out some principles and makes ten recommendations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: What do we know about long covid?, BMJ
“Long covid” is a term being used to describe illness in people who have either recovered from covid-19 but are still reporting lasting effects of the infection or have had the usual symptoms for far longer than would be expected. The Royal College of General Practitioners says it expects GPs to see an influx of patients with “long covid” and has called for a rapid review of the requirements for returning GPs to see whether the streamlined approach introduced during the pandemic can be maintained. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebuilding the NHS - Resetting outpatient services for the 21st century in the context of COVID-19, Royal College of Physicians
In this document, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners set out principles and recommendations for the resetting of outpatient services. The changes are based on the introduction of a blended payment model by the NHS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever or coronavirus: The symptoms compared
The Royal College of General Practitioners is warning people not to mix up the symptoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital appointments could be ‘storing up problems for the future’
Digital GP appointments could make it “difficult” for doctors to diagnose and manage patients’ mental health problems during the coronavirus pandemic, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Joint statement on advance care planning
The British Medical Association, Care Provide Alliance, Care Quality Commission and Royal College of General Practitioners have published a joint statement on advance care planning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

LGBT Health Hub
The Royal College of General Practitioners has launched a collection of eLearning modules, podcasts and screencasts (the LGBT Health Hub) which aims to inform and update all members of the general practice team on particularly important aspects of primary care for LGBT people, to improve both experience and outcomes for patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Keyboard Time'Could Make GPs Less Caring'Too Much Keyboard Time'Could Make GPs Less Caring '
Computers have"devastated" the caring aspects of general practice, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference has heard.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community
The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have launched tips for managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP campaigns to recognise GPs as specialists
The Royal College of General Practitioners is leading a campaign to recognise GPs as expert medical generalists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary Care Networks and Community Pharmacists.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, BMA and Royal College of General Practitioners have published Primary Care Networks and Community Pharmacists. This statement sets out the opportunities for community pharmacists and Primary Care Networks to work together effectively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One year of Safe Surgeries!
What an incredible twelve months! One year after the launch of Safe Surgeries, over 220 GP practices across 28 cities and towns have joined the network. There are Safe Surgeries in 53 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the UK, stretching from Devon to Scotland, all taking a stand for inclusive and welcoming healthcare for everyone in their communities. The initiative has been shortlisted for this year’s General Practice Awards for a Clinical Improvement Award in Public Health and Prevention, a fantastic recognition of the work of our members and their vital contribution to public health and community wellbei...
Source: Doctors of the World News - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

RCGP welcomes PCNs but warns against one-size-fits-all approach
The Royal College of General Practitioners has welcomed the official launch of primary care networks, but warns that the policy must reflect the different support needs and rates of development of general practices up and down the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP publishes ‘tech manifesto’
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) says a technology-driven revolution in patient care will only happen when the NHS has a comprehensive, joined-up IT system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach
Professor Helen Jayne Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, reflects on the recent commitment to make personalised care ‘business as usual’ for 2.5 million people by 2024 Related items fromOnMedica ICPs will give local areas power to integrate services Drop in GPs and community health staff threatens Long Term Plan Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure The NHS Long Term Plan: Focusing on prevention to save thousands of lives Can medicine be cured? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death And Chronic Illness
(CNN) — People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s health benefits have been recorded “by over 100 years of research,” Andrew Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Otago in New Zealand, wrote in an email. He is co-author of the new meta-analysis of existing research, which was published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. The research shows that high...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN fiber Local TV Source Type: news

Driving with dementia -- New guidance for doctors
(Newcastle University) New guidelines have been published to help doctors and health care professionals assess and manage when people living with dementia should stop driving.Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment Consensus Guidelines are now available online and have been endorsed by Alzheimer's Society, Driving Mobility, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of General Practitioners, Memory Services National Accreditation Programme, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Psychological Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts call for health system change to tackle the challenge of multimorbidity in the NHS
The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring for patients with multimorbidity in primary care - at the Universities of Bristol, Dundee, Manchester and Glasgow, are hosting a conference today [Thursday 25 October] with the Royal College of General Practitioners to discuss the challenges facing general practice and how the health care system needs to respond. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

College launches innovation initiative for primary care
Five GPs who have come up with problem-solving ideas to help improve patients' experience of primary care have been selected to join the Royal College of General Practitioners' new innovators ’ mentorship programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS Wales multidisciplinary workshop success
RPS Wales and the Royal College of General Practitioners co-hosted a successful multidisciplinary workshop last month to understand how new professional roles in primary care can work together more ef (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fears of an NHS 'catastrophe' as 2.5 MILLION patients could see their GP surgeries disappear
Figures from the Royal College of General Practitioners have revealed 762 GP practices across the UK are at risk of closing in the next five years because there aren't enough new doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe For Overall Health, According To New Global Study
This study is a stark reminder of the real, and potentially lethal, dangers that too much alcohol can have on our health and that even the lowest levels of alcohol intake increase our risks,” Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK, said in a statement. She was not involved in the study. However, countered David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, “Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinking, claiming there is no ‘safe’ level does not seem an argument for abstention. &...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol CNN The Lancet Source Type: news

MHRA issues further information on valproate use by women and girls
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a video to help healthcare professionals in implementing the new 2018 regulatory measures, including the pregnancy prevention programme and regular reviews. This was produced by the MHRA in conjunction with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New framework for the accreditation of GPs with extended roles
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed a new generic framework to support the accreditation of GPs with extended roles (GPwER) and has recently launched an accreditation service for GPwERs in dermatology and skin surgery. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK practitioner organization, Twitter influencers dispute Babylon Health's strong performance claims
Babylon Health ’s announcement yesterday that its triage chatbot outperformed doctors in a simulated version of the UK’s Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam made waves, but maybe not the type that the company had initially hoped for. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam
The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP practices encouraged to become ‘Parkrun practices’
General practices across the UK are being encouraged to apply to become‘Parkrun practices’ as part of a joint initiative by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Parkrun UK.  The initiative could see thousands of patients being‘prescribed’ physical activit instead of medication and improve the quality of life for practice staff, patients and carers, the RCGP said.  Parkruns are free, volunteer-led 5k events that take place every Saturday morning across the UK. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER' says royal college vice chairman
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER' says royal college chair
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'DISASTER', warns royal college chair
The British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners have said that 10-minute consultations are inadequate considering the complexity of patients' needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling the challenges of living with multiple health conditions
We know that many people with arthritis also live with other conditions– this is known as‘multimorbidity’. Living with many conditions can have a huge impact on individuals: there can be more medication and medical appointments to manage, or one condition could impact on a person’s ability to manage another. It also has a knock-on effect on health and care, for example a ten-minute consultation with a GP may not be enough time to discuss the impact of many conditions. We believe it is one of the largest and most complex challenges facing our health and care systems today.Our policy and campaigns tea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 3, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RCGP Wales: Government must take ‘urgent action’ to boost GP workforce
The general practice workforce in Wales must expand‘urgently’, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Wales has warned.   The organisation, which represents GPs in Wales, said it had been warning‘for several years' that the GP workforce is at'tipping point’.  RCGP Wales chair Dr Rebecca Payne said:‘It is imperative that the Welsh Government takes urgent action to boost the GP workforce and expand the number of other healthcare professionals working in general practice.’Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Home Office must stop using GP patient data ‘like yellow pages’, RCGP demands
The Home Office must be prevented from using GP patient data‘like the yellow pages’, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has urged.  The comment follows renewed calls from the health and social care committee for NHS Digital to suspend an agreement– known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)– that allows it to share data with the Home Office.  RCGP chair Helen Stokes-Lampard said that the current approach followed by the Home Office risks putting off patients from visiting their GP practices.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP provides practices guidance on purchasing online systems
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has issued a list of questions for patients, GPs, commissioners and practices to consider before switching to online GP services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP provides practices with guidance on purchasing online systems
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has issued a list of questions for patients, GPs, commissioners and practices to consider before switching to online GP services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP wary of giving blood pressure drugs to more patients
As NICE considers lowering the current threshold for a diagnosis of hypertension, the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned of the dangers of overdiagnosis and unnecessary prescribing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How is the Home Office using your patients ’ data?
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has expressed concern over the use of patients’ data held at GP practices for immigration purposes. The College is concerned about the existence of an agreement allowing the Home Office to access patient’s data for immigration purposes, which could deteriorate patients trust into general practice.   Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP casts doubt on referral management centres
A report from the Royal College of General Practitioners argues that referral management centres must demonstrate that they are safe for patients and cost-effective for the whole NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New personalised care video for GPs
NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have produced a short film to help GPs support people to develop confidence in self care and social prescribing, such as getting involved in community activities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New guide for overseas doctors moving to the UK
A guide for overseas doctors who want to move to the UK and work in general practice has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What role should GP practices play in social isolation?
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), said GP practices can help socially-isolated patients. Speaking at the RCGP Conference in Liverpool on 12 October, told the story of 84-year-old Enid. Enid,‘an ageing widow’, was regularly visiting her practice not because she was ill but because she felt lonely and wanted to talk to someone.‘Social isolation and loneliness are akin to a chronic long-term condition in terms of the impact they have on our patients' health and wellbeing.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP Research Paper of the Year award for CAPC-led study on urinary infections in children
Research that helps GPs identify urinary tract infections in young children has been awarded a 2017 Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Toolkit on the risks of valproate medicines in female patients
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners have published a video for healthcare professionals .... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GP Forward View: assessment of progress - year 1
This report assess the progress on the first year of implementation of the General practice forward view. The report finds that there has been progress on many areas, notably on additional investment but warns that the government recruitment commitment of 5,000 GPs may need to be reconsidered. Additionally, it highlights the imperative to find solutions to spiralling indemnity costs, and identifies the need to improve the delivery of some programmes, so that they provide GPs and their teams with the lifeline that they urgently require.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Developments in primary and community care Workforce and employment Source Type: news

SHOCKING: Only three percent of general practitioners in the U.K. have had Lyme disease training
(Natural News) The vast majority of general practitioners in the United Kingdom are ill-equipped to handle Lyme disease. So much so that, according to Lyme Disease UK, a mere three percent of general practitioners have completed the free online course on Lyme disease being offered by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Taking into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news