Subject: Changes to RCA
In response to feedback, the college are making some adjustments to the RCA for the September 2021 diet onwards. In summary:
a. Breast lumps will no longer be considered for the mandatory criteria of maternal and reproductive health unless specifically presented in the post-natal context.
b. Clinical examination will no longer be a mandatory criterion;
c. Safety-netting will need to be ‘appropriate’ and ‘realistic’.
d. All submissions will be extended from 10mins to 12mins.
e. To support Trainers and Trainees, a document will be created for the training community illustrating the reflections of the examiners about what behaviours and topics do well and vice versa.
f. The marking descriptors will be reviewed to ensure that they are still appropriate and if necessary, amendments will be proposed.
These changes are all supported by the GMC and the Academy. Official communications will be issued soon by the RCGP and the changes are due to be published imminently on the RCGP website.
RCGP RCA Handbook June 2020 (click)
RCA changes from June 2021 (click)
RCGP FAQs July 2021 click)
RCGP tips for Trainers (click)
These will be updated with each new release
CONSENT for recording (click)
How to upload video to 14 Fish (click)
Case selection advice for receptionists / admin team (C/O Bradford VTS)