Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary health care.

The RCGP represents and supports GPs on key issues including licensing, education, training, research and clinical standards. It is the largest of the medical royal colleges, with over 50,000 members. The RCGP was founded in 1952 in London, England and is a registered charity. Its motto is Cum Scientia Caritas – “Compassion [empowered] with Knowledge.”

Publications, information services and archives

The RCGP publishes:

  • The British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) is an international journal publishing research, debate and analysis, and clinical guidance for family practitioners and primary care researchers worldwide, formerly known as The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • BJGP Open is an open access, online-only journal of primary care research, practice, and policy. BJGP Open publishes original, high-quality, peer-reviewed primary care research, complemented by case studies, reviews, clinical reports and policy analysis, and provides a unique opportunity for discussion and debate.
  • GP Frontline, the College’s membership magazine, provides up-to-date information on the latest developments at the College and in general practice.
  • Member e-Bulletins and a weekly Chair’s Blog
  • Emma’s Diary- RCGP award-winning pregnancy guide
  • InnovAiT