- Abortion guidance for GPs in Northern Ireland
- Advice and guidance
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner Statement
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Assisted Dying
- Asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
- Equivalence of care in Secure Environments
- E cigarettes Non combustible inhaled tobacco products
- Enhanced and extended speciality training in general practice
- Mental health in primary care
- Medical generalism
- Multi-disciplinary teams
- Menopause position statement
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) - joint statement in response to NICE guidance
- Pharmacists in Primary Care Networks
- Primary Care Networks
- Palliative and End of Life Care
- Patient records
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Personal Health Budgets
- Physician Associates
- Screening Position Statement
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Sustainable development, climate change and green issues
RCCP Clinical Policy
The RCGP regularly produces statements setting out the College's position on important issues affecting primary care. Our Clinical Policy programme leads on the development of position statements for clinical policy and practice.
A joint position statement with the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on reducing the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Published 2014
A joint position statement with the British Society for Genetic Society (BSGM) on direct to consumer genomic testing. Published 2019.
A joint position statement with Cancer Research UK on the use of Electronic nicotine vapour products. Published 2017.
The College position on healthcare provision in secure environments. Published 2018.
The College position on mental health in primary care. Published 2017.
The College position on assessing patient at risk of deterioration. Published 2020.
The College position on overdiagnosis and overtreatment in general practice. Published 2015.
The College position on palliative and end of life care. Published 2016.
The College's position on non-evidence based screening. Published 2019.
The College position on improving the quality of general practice. Published 2017.
Clinical policy programme
The Clinical Policy programme influences clinical policy and practice across the UK and internationally. We do this by:
- Ensuring we are informed and actively engaging with the latest developments in clinical policy and practice
- Identifying emerging clinical issues for the profession
- Seeking to inform and influence decision makers on issues affecting clinical general practice
- Gathering clinical expertise and knowledge from across the College and our membership to ensure our work reflects the needs and wants of the frontline GP
- Representing the GP workforce on UK wide clinical policy matters
Dr Gail Allsopp, MBChB MRCS FRCGP, Clinical Lead for Clinical Policy
Gail is a GP in Derbyshire and Associate Professor of Primary Care at Nottingham University, leading on careers. She has worked with national and international guidelines in primary care for many years, using education to keep the GP workforce up to date. Appointed as Clinical Lead for Clinical Policy in 2019 her aim is to build the programme and increase membership engagement through the Clinical Advisers Network.