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GPs honour 'Dr Finlay' author AJ Cronin with plaque at his former surgery

27 March 2015

General Practitioner turned novelist AJ Cronin - whose work inspired the creation of the fictional 'Dr Finlay' - will be honoured for posterity by fellow GPs this Friday (March 27) with the unveiling of a special plaque on the London building where he used to care for his patients.


RCGP response to DH announcement on primary care funding

27 March 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The response by GPs to both the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund and the Infrastructure Fund, has been very positive. It shows that hard-working family doctors want to – and will – do more for their patients, if they have sufficient resources to do so.


A victory for common sense – RCGP reaction to CQC decision to abolish current bandings for GP practices

27 March 2015

The Royal College of GPs has hailed the decision by the Care Quality Commission to abolish the current banding system for GP practices as a ‘victory for common sense’.


RCGP response to King's Fund report on NHS performance

26 March 2015

In response to the King’s Fund report released today, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has said:


RCGP Chair welcomes new national 'returners' scheme to boost the GP workforce

25 March 2015

A new programme to get doctors into General Practice has been launched today with the backing of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), NHS England, Health Education England and the BMA. The Induction and Refresher scheme is designed to support GPs who have previously been in practice to introduce them back into the workforce.


RCGP response to Pulse article on medical school attitudes

24 March 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “It is unacceptable and inexcusable for medical professionals to make derogatory comments.


Pharmacists set to work in GP surgeries in radical move to ease pressures on general practice and improve patient care

17 March 2015

Radical proposals calling for pharmacists to work in GP surgeries will be unveiled at a summit in London today (Tuesday 17 March).


Medical Royal Colleges urge future governments to invest in the NHS

13 March 2015

Chairs and Presidents of six Medical Royal Colleges have signed the following letter, which has been published in the Guardian today.


RCGP response to Healthwatch England report

13 March 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Today 1.3m patients will see their GP and the vast majority of these people, as highlighted by Healthwatch England today, will be very satisfied with the care they receive.


Misguided to think cuts to one sector do not impact on others, says RCGP Chair

13 March 2015

The Royal College of General Practitioners has responded to research by the Care and Support Alliance into GPs’ perceptions of funding cuts to social care.

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