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RCGP welcomes £15m pilot scheme for pharmacist support in GP surgeries

07 July 2015

Pharmacists will not be substitutes for GPs


RCGP response to Alzheimers Society report

06 July 2015

Responding to today's report by the Alzheimer's Society, Professor Nigel Mathers, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP comment on Guardian report that 10% of GP surgeries in London are under threat of closure

06 July 2015

This is a genuine danger to patient safety and to the wellbeing of hardworking family doctors


College response to Pulse article on exam fees

03 July 2015

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP Honorary Treasurer, has written the following article, published in Pulse today in response to their article of 15 July on exam fees.


RCGP reaction to 'charging' patients who do not attend their GP appointment

03 July 2015

College does not believe charging is the answer


RCGP response to latest GP Patient Survey

02 July 2015

Responding to the results of the GP Patient Survey, released today, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP response to latest NICE guidance on cancer diagnosis

23 June 2015

While timely diagnosis is a priority, we query NICE assessment of potential amount of patients and the increased volume of referrals.


GPs call for emergency ‘pause’ in inspections to relieve pressure on crisis-hit surgeries

23 June 2015

The UK’s largest medical royal college – representing more than 50,000 family doctors – has agreed an emergency motion calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to introduce an ‘immediate pause’ in routine inspections of GP practices to relieve pressure on surgeries which it warns are “on the brink of meltdown”.


RCGP response to Health Secretary's announcement on 'first step in a new deal for GPs'

19 June 2015

RCGP pleased Secretary of State publicly acknowledging the value of general practice, with the College credited for making compelling case for more investment in general practice


Cut red tape to give us time to care for our patients, says RCGP

18 June 2015

Patients would be able to secure an appointment to see their GP in under one week on nearly 19m occasions a year, if unwarranted red tape was cut from general practice, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners.

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