• Dr T. Sami

Which Cases To Submit? (From Chapter 1 Of How To Pass the RCA)

Updated: Feb 2

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The Remote Consultation Assessment (RCA) is an alternative to the Clinical Skills Assessment. It came into force during the disruption and higher training from COVID-19. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have outlined that it is an assessment to integrate and apply clinical, professional, communication and practical skills. It is assessed over 13 consultations in the GPST3 year. It can be a combination of audio, video or face-to-face consultations. Submissions occur through the 14 Fish platform as of current.

It is suggested that there be a wide range of clinical topics and this will be enforced from November 2020. They should be new patient contacts as opposed to follow-ups. Clinical topic guidelines include[1]:

- Allergy and immunology

- Cardiovascular health

- Dermatology


- Eyes and vision

- Gastroenterology

- Genomic medicine

- Obstetrics & gynaecology

- Haematology

- Infectious disease and travel health

- Renal and urology

- Mental health

- Metabolic problems and endocrinology

- Musculoskeletal health

- Neuro-developmental disorders

- Population health

- Respiratory health

- Sexual health

- Smoking alcohol and substance misuse

[1] Taken from the RCGP homepage on RCA (Royal College of General Practitioners, Accessed 01/10/2020)

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