RCGP calls for GPs to take on new 'clinical champion' roles

The RCGP has urged GPs to apply for four 'clinical champion' roles at the college in a bid to improve awareness of CKD, epilepsy, eye health and youth mental health.

RCGP: seeking GP clinical champions
RCGP: seeking GP clinical champions

Successful GPs will work with key decision makers in the relevant area to raise the profile and awareness of each condition.

The four clinical areas have been designated as priorities for the college over the next three years, as revealed by GP in November.

The roles will begin in April and have a three-year tenure, requiring commitment of one day per month. The college will pay £1,500 per year towards expenses.

Current clinical champion roles in asthma, minor surgery, learning disabilities and child health are due to end this year.

Dr Matt Hoghton, medical director of the RCGPs’ Clinical Innovation and Research Centre, said: 'Being a clinical champion can be an extremely rewarding and stimulating experience, providing the opportunity to influence and shape the development and delivery of a range of initiatives within the college ranging from guidance to strategies and from audits to key reports.'

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 January at 5pm, with interviews in mid February.

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