COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs, RCGP
The Royal College of General Practitioners has published a series of FAQs - and answers - around Covid-19 vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deafness and Hearing Loss Toolkit for Primary Care
The Royal College of General Practitioners collaborated with The Royal National Institute for Deaf People and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an educational toolkit to support GPs and trainees deliver care to patients with hearing difficulties. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Remote consultation guidance
The Royal College of General Practitioners has guidance for general practice on using online, phone and video consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside continuing face-to-face care where there is clinical need. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19
NICE, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) havepublished a guideline on the management of the long-term effects of COVID-19 (also known as Long COVID). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community CPR in the COVID-19 world
Developed in partnership between the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Resuscitation Council UK, this webinar considers how cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be conducted in a community setting by healthcare professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Management of the long-term effects of COVID-19
A survey of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) members in September 2020 showed 67% of those who responded were looking after at least one patient with ongoing symptoms of COVID-19 lasting more than 12 weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Workload prioritisation guidance to support GPs through COVID-19
The Royal College of General Practitioners has published new guidance on workload prioritisation, reflecting the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 around the country, to support GPs and their teams in making local decisions based on local circumstances. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK guideline on management of the long-term effects of COVID-19
NICE, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have given more details about the forthcoming guideline on post-COVID syndrome. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supporting patients with Long Covid
NICE andSIGNhave announced they will work with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop a guideline on persistent effects of Covid-19 (Long Covid) on patients. Further information (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 latest: Fears Scottish GPs will be unable to cope with coronavirus
GP surgeries are in danger of becoming overwhelmed with demand on services as they struggle to tackle the backlog of non-COVID patients while also caring for the survivors of the virus. The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland, which represents around 5,000 doctors, said there was an urgent need for clinical guidance to address the increased number of people suffering from long COVID. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid Covid-19 guideline will address Long Covid
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has announced they will work with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop a guideline on persistent effects of Covid-19 (Long Covid) on patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recommendations for continued care and support of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, RCP
Statement from the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, National Voices and specialist societies highlighting the challenges faced by both doctors and patients in identifying and reducing the risks associated with COVID-19 for the most clinically vulnerable people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid lockdown: England sees fewer cases of colds, flu, and bronchitis, BMJ
Figures published by the Royal College of General Practitioners, derived from data from 500 practices across England, suggest that lockdown and physical distancing measures to prevent the spread of covid-19 were the probable cause of the trend. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 19, 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 19, 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 30, 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 23, 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 17, 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 3, 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 - April 30, 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 3, 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 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news