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

Spike in summer hay fever cases, show RCGP figures
Hay fever cases in England have reached their highest level so far this year, and are just under 50% higher compared to this time in 2016, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brexit puts 3.5 million patients at risk of losing their GP, says RCGP
Over 2,000 GPs providing care for more than 3 million patients could be lost to the NHS if their status is not protected during Brexit negotiations, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Patients Practice management Procurement Latest News Source Type: news

2000 jobs announced in two years: pharmacists in GP surgeries
In March 2015, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society launched a campaign with the Royal College of General Practitioners calling for the widespread introduction of pharmacists into GP practices, building on the success of existing roles. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2000 jobs announced in two years: Pharmacists in GP surgeries
In March 2015 we launched a campaign with the Royal College of General Practitioners calling for the widespread introduction of pharmacists into GP practices, building on the success of existing roles (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

2000 jobs announced in two years: Pharmacists in GP surgeries
In March 2015 we launched a campaign with the Royal College of General Practitioners calling for the widespread introduction of pharmacists into GP practices, building on the success of existing roles. The campaign aimed to increase capacity and skill mix in primary care and give more pa (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The pill provides 'lifelong protection against some cancers'
Conclusion The research is in line with other studies that have reported on cancer risk and the pill. This study had the advantage of being both very large and having the longest follow-up period of any study of the effects of the pill on cancer. But we shouldn't lose sight of this study's limitations. It's not possible to say that taking the pill prevented women from getting certain cancers. It may be the case, but other confounding factors could be involved. The researchers took account of some basic factors that affect cancer risk, but not others like diet, physical exercise, weight and alcohol use. Many of the...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions
We're pleased to be launching our new report,‘Providing physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions’ at the annual LGA/ADPH annual conference today (9 March).Physical activity is a key part of a public health approach to musculoskeletal conditions and it has a range of benefits for people with musculoskeletal conditions in terms of improving quality of life and supporting people to be independent. It can reduce joint and back pain by 25% while also improving sleep, managing stress and reducing depression, anxiety and dementia and is therefore beneficial for people who have a muscu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 9, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Quality support for busy GPs
The Royal College of General Practitioners has launched an online tool to prepare and support GPs and practice staff to carry out quality improvement activities in practice. QI Ready is made up of an Online Learning Network (OLN), a self-accreditation system for GPs, and eLearning modules. It provides GPs with access to a case study database containing examples of QI methodologies from practices, as well as various resources to support GPs and practice staff with QI activities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert nurses to help GP practices get ‘back on track’
An advisory scheme, involving nurse experts,  has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners to help GP practices “strengthen their resilience” in the face of increasing workload and workforce pressures. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: GPs 'fear' new care models, says royal college chair
The new chair of the Royal College of general practitioners has said GPs “fear” new primary and acute care systems and see them “take overs”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 22, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Conjunctivitis clogs up more than kids ’ eyes
An estimated 160,000 GP appointments could be freed up if schools stopped sending home children with infective conjunctivitis, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting patients with multimorbidity
This report reviews how effectively the current health system serves patients living with multiple long-term conditions, and explores the experiences of these patients. It highlights the barriers that prevent the quality of their care improving such as lack of time and resources for GPs and provides recommendations to overcome these barriers. The report also recommends improving communication between primary and secondary care; increasing exposure of delivering care for those with multimorbidity in GP training; and developing improved decision making tools (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy services in general practice
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, in conjunction with the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners, has published General Practice Physiotherapy posts: a guide for implementation and evaluation. This guidance aims to provide GP practices, practice groups and commissioners with information and advice on employing a physiotherapist and the potential of their role within general practice. The guidance offers solutions to different scenarios in primary care with a range of practical ways to introduce a physiotherapist role in a GP surgery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer study paper wins award from Royal College of General Practitioners
The publication of a study led by Dr Matthew Ridd, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine, is one of the winners of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year 2015. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Nearly 600 GP practices could close, warns RCGP
The Royal College of General Practitioners is warning that 594 GP practices across the UK at risk of closure by 2020 if more family doctors are not recruited. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs get help with sepsis identification and treatment
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched a new sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news