As a leading health organisation aimed at improving patient care and preventing disease worldwide, the RCP is committed to supporting the global response to COVID-19.
What we are doing
Our members have been at the centre of NHS efforts to respond to the pandemic. Now that we are in the second wave , we are working with them to understand and respond to the current and future challenges they face.
Our work is now focused on
The NHS is currently dealing with the realities of a second peak coupled with the pressures of a normal winter flu season. We are dedicated to helping our members manage that pressure and have recently produced
ward rounds and patient assessment during COVID-19 to help ward based teams conduct multidisciplinary assessments safely
doctors returning to the workforce: guidance for hospitals to help them make the most of the 28,000 doctors who have returned to help.
The RCP is in close communication with the government and the NHS, regularly telling them how the pandemic is affecting our members. We have also set out nine priorities for the resetting and rebuilding of NHS service and six priorities for future COVID-19 wave planning.
We need to do things differently in the future to embed improvements and tackle health inequalities. Priorities include improving the design of services such as outpatients, tackling our ongoing workforce challenges and protected time for clinicians to engage in quality improvement, service redesign and research.
RCP Player is a streaming service created for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals.
With new content uploaded weekly, you can watch videos and audio clips such as regular teach-ins (mini presentations by leading clinicians on timely topics), #doctorsdiaries from the frontline, and a COVID-19 video series featuring a variety of pandemic-related learning materials and videos.
- Identifying if you have the correct PPE and what to do if you don't
- What to do if there is inadequate PPE
- How to carry out effective staff risk assessments
- COVID-19 infection prevention and control
- COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings