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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 13, 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 18, 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 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins are 'safe, effective and should be used more widely'
Conclusion This study reviews evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies to better evaluate the effects and safety of statin therapy. It provides valuable data on the size of the benefits compared with the risks, informing a topic that has had much media coverage in recent times. The researchers highlight that the benefits of statin therapy for people at risk of cardiovascular disease events far outweigh any possible side effects. But it is still for a doctor and their patient to come to a conclusion about what the best treatment for them may be. If you have been prescribed a statin, it...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

HIV, sexual and reproductive health project announced by RCGP
A one-year project from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) will focus on enhancing sexual and reproductive health services, and HIV care in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bristol GP wins major RCGP research award
A Bristol GP and lecturer has been awarded the 2017 John Fry Award by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

RCGP appoints regional ambassadors
A team of 29 GPs will help to ensure that the 108 proposals outlined in NHS England’s recent GP Forward View are implemented in the best interests of general practice and patient care, the Royal College of General Practitioners has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physical activity and lifestyle programme prioritised
The Royal College of General Practitioners has announced that physical activity and lifestyle will be a clinical priority for the next three years. The new three-year programme aims to support GPs and their teams who deal with 90% of NHS patient contacts to help manage their patient's physical health, with the aim of ultimately reducing long-term pressure on the health service (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical activity and lifestyle a clinical priority by the RCGP
The Royal College of General Practitioners has announced that physical activity and lifestyle will be a clinical priority for the next three years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New interactive summary of suspected cancer guidelines
Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners have launched a new interactive desk easel for GPs, which summarises the NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer (NG12). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP defends record of GPs in treating asthma
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced an online training course for healthcare professionals treating asthma, along with reassurances that GPs are willing and able to treat the condition. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 20, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Royal College of General Practitioners’ special measures peer support programme
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) special measures peer support programme has been extended until March 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health workers and charities unite to urge rethink on NHS bursaries
Health workers and charities got together today to warn the government that its plans to abolish NHS bursaries and introduce student loans for those studying to become health professionals in England risks reducing the supply of vital health workers, when they are needed more than ever. They warn that the plans are “a short-sighted attempt to solve a long-term and complicated problem. “Moreover,” they warn, because the plans have not been properly risk-assessed, “continuing with them as they currently stand would be nothing short of reckless”. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joined repre...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care healthcare NHS NHS bursary NHS students nursing students save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

RCGP turns clinical spotlight on brain tumours in children
The Royal College of General Practitioners is to make brain tumours in children the subject of its new clinical spotlight project. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 9, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources
The Royal College of General Practitioners has sent a pack to support GP practices to meet the commitments in the RCGP Autism Patient Charter, which provides a framework for making GP surgeries more visibly friendly for those on the autistic spectrum. The resources include a guide for patients on the autistic spectrum to help them get the most out of their GP visit and a guide for GPs to support effective consultations with patients on the autistic spectrum. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future of GP collaborative working
A new report showcases how GPs are designing and leading innovative schemes to improve the integration of care in the best interests of patients, has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish GP workforce faces 'severe difficulties'
Doctors leaders in Scotland have warned that general practice is facing severe workforce problems after a survey revealed that almost 60 per cent of GPs were planning to leave or cut their hours. The survey, carried out by ComRes for the Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland), found that nearly nine in 10 of those questioned felt that lack of resources was putting patients at risk. Meanwhile, 77 per cent said they worried about missing something serious with a patient because of their workload. The findings were released in the last week of campaigning before the Scottish Parliament elections on 5 May. BMA Scott...
Source: BMA News - April 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PM urged to end 'damaging' contract stand-off
The leaders of 13 royal colleges have urged prime minister David Cameron to end the ‘damaging’ junior doctors contract stand-off. The 'eleventh hour' call comes in a letter signed by the clinical leaders which says health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to return to negotiations, and the resulting impasse, ‘poses a significant threat to our whole healthcare system’. Junior doctors will set up pickets across the country on Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April — the fifth round of industrial action. Last week, the BMA offered to call off the strike if Mr Hunt lifted imposition of the ...
Source: BMA News - April 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs told to take a break
A new poster campaign urging family doctors to take regular breaks in order to keep their patients safe has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 10, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP and Marie Curie partnership to spotlight more attention on end of life care
Marie Curie and the Royal College of General Practitioners has announced that they will continue to work together to support GPs and the wider primary care community in ensuring that high quality palliative care is available across the UK as close to people’s homes as possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IT funding of at least £440 million demanded for general practice
General practice must get its fair share of IT funding to have a positive impact on patients, the head of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has demanded Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 30, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: kschofield Tags: *** AskTheExpert: IT *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Doctors urge PM to call off contract imposition
  Doctors leaders have written to prime minister David Cameron urging him to call off Government plans to impose a new contract on junior doctors. Leaders from 22 of the UK’s medical royal colleges have endorsed a statement that urges the Government to return to negotiations with the BMA. The statement, published yesterday by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, follows on from the announcement that industrial action by junior doctors is to be stepped up to include a full withdrawal of services between 26 April and 27 April. The announcement was backed by a number of medical leaders, including Royal College of...
Source: BMA News - March 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New revalidation guidance will help reduce administrative workload for GPs and put emphasis on quality
Updated guidelines that aim to reduce the administrative burden of revalidation for GPs have been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP cancer toolkit
The Royal College of General Practitioners and Macmillan Cancer Support have launched a toolkit to support primary care professionals to improve support and treatment of people with cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 30, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors
Thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the seasonal flu vaccine, according to figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

1000s shunning flu jab as Doctors warn warm weather is delaying 'at risk' groups
Six per cent fewer flu jabs have been given by GPs in England compared to this time last year, according to figures released today by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer paper wins Research Paper of the Year
A research paper published in 2014 by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) and colleagues from the universities of Cambridge and Exeter has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine Source Type: news

RCGP: One million more long-term conditions in a decade
The next decade will see an "explosion" of a million more people diagnosed with more than one long-term life-threatening condition says the Royal College of General Practitioners Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - October 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Care of older people Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP: Goverment's "living in cloud cuckoo land" on 7 day care
The government is "living in cloud cuckoo land" in terms of their plans for seven day care, Maureen Baker, chief executive of the Royal College of General Practitioners said today Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 1, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

1m more people living with life threatening conditions within a decade, forecasts RCGP
New analysis by the Royal College of General Practitioners shows cost of general practice in NHS up by 1.2bn a year by 2025 (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 1, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news