3.6 Research and Academic Activity

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 3.6, Research and Academic Activity, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The research undertaken in primary care enables GPs to test and improve clinical practice, and organise services to ensure the most effective care for their patients. The process of research, and implementing change as a result of the findings, involves whole teams and their patients, and requires a range of skills from GPs. Academic activity by GPs also comprises teaching and reflective practice, which are essential to the future of general practice as an academic specialty.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Journals watch: HPV vaccination, maternal depression, fertility treatment and antidepressant use

Dr Gwen Lewis selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including HPV vaccination...

Journals watch: BP monitoring | Pregnant smokers | Gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes

Dr Tillmann Jacobi selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including BP monitoring,...

Journals watch: Helmets for baby skull deformities | Undescended testis | Mood stabilisers

Dr Louise Newson selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including studies on...

Journals watch: hypertension, improving anticoagulation in AF, hand hygiene and home visits

The latest papers of interest to GPs including hypertension and pregnancy, improving...

Guide to conducting primary care research

Dr Mehul Mathukia considers the importance of undertaking research.

Journals watch: Osteoarthritis, HRT, back pain and bariatric surgery

The latest papers of interest to GPs on osteoarthritis and ultrasound, progestogens...

Appraisal - Reflective entries in your portfolio

Professor Rodger Charlton advises on how to make your portfolio entries truly reflective.

Clinical diplomas

Dr Natalie Burrard-Lucas considers the importance of taking a clinical diploma.

How to use your free CPD Organiser on GPonline.com

Read this article to find out how to use the CPD Organiser for your continuing professional...

GPonline.com launches free online CPD Organiser

GPonline.com has launched the CPD Organiser - a new online tool that helps healthcare...

Appointments to internal committees of the RCGP and representing the RCGP to outside bodies may attract repayment of locum fees

Careers - Consider a position with the RCGP

Promote the profession and educate GPs on a wider scale, suggests Professor Ruth...

Live observed consultations provide valuable feedback on the development of consultation skills (JH Lancy)

MRCGP - Workplace-based assessments in the ePortfolio

Use your ePortfolio to stay up to date with the workplace-based assessments, says...