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Impossible for every GP practice to be open every night and every weekend in current climate, says RCGP

11 December 2017

Responding to NHS London's announcement on access to general practice for patients in London, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Making access to GPs easier and more convenient for patients can only be a good thing, but in the current climate, it is simply impossible for every GP practice to be open every night and every weekend.


Flu is not sexist, says RCGP in response to BMJ 'man flu' article

11 December 2017

Responding to a BMJ Christmas issue article on man flu, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


'Peppa Pig' highlights great GP care - but we must remember real life pressures facing general practice, says RCGP

11 December 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a BMJ article suggesting children's television show, Peppa Pig, may encourage inappropriate use of primary care services.


Obese children face lifetime of health-related problems, says RCGP

07 December 2017

In response to findings on childhood obesity by the Millennium Cohort Study, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs said:


RCGP Wales responds to Welsh Government's health and social care hub investment

06 December 2017

The Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales have reacted to news of a £68million Welsh Government investment in health and care centres across Wales.


Missed appointments frustrating but also potential red flag warnings, says College

04 December 2017

In response to a study on missed GP appointments published in The Lancet Public Health, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "One of the College's main objections to charging patients when they miss appointments has always been that this could disproportionally impact on the most vulnerable in society, and this new research backs this up.


Dr Mike Holmes elected new College Vice Chair

04 December 2017

Dr Mike Holmes has been elected as the new RCGP Vice Chair (Membership), following a ballot of Council Members.


RCGP Scotland statement on Scottish Government announcement of 800 more GPs

01 December 2017

Commenting on Shona Robison MSP's announcement at the Scottish Local Medical Committee's Special Conference today, in which she stated that Scottish Government aim to increase the number of GPs in Scotland by at least 800 over the next decade, Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland said:


College reassured GPs will retain freedom to prescribe following NHS England board meeting

30 November 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has responded to an NHS England board meeting held today, in which the prescription of low-value medications was discussed.


Good progress but more to be done on GP fill rates, says RCGP

28 November 2017

Responding to the latest GP fill rates for medical school placements from Health Education England, Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "More junior doctors have chosen to specialise in general practice than last year, so progress is being made, but it's clear there is much more to do.

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