RCGP response to Simon Stevens' speech on occupational health services for GPs

02 September 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs are working harder than ever to meet increasing patient demand with limited resources and this unrelenting workload pressure undoubtedly puts our physical and mental health at risk.

RCGP statement on Jamie Oliver's 'Sugar'

27 August 2015

The Royal College of GPs is supporting the work of Jamie Oliver – an Honorary Fellow of the College – in calling for a sugar tax, and his ongoing work to promote better food education and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

RCGP response to BMJ study on alcohol and cancer

19 August 2015

Dr Richard Roope, Royal College of GPs’ Clinical Lead for Cancer, said: “We have known about the strong link between alcohol and cancer for sometime, but this study serves as a useful reminder about how pronounced this is, especially when coupled with smoking, and when people have a family history of cancer.

RCGP response to new NICE guidelines on antibiotics prescribing

18 August 2015

Dr Tim Ballard, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Antibiotics are fantastic drugs that can treat a huge range of diseases - but the growing resistance to them is a global threat and our challenge remains getting this message through to our patients.

RCGP response to Mail on Sunday report about prescribing oral contraception

16 August 2015

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Doctors always act in the best interests of their patients and sometimes they are faced with the dilemma of being asked to provide contraception to under-16s. This decision is not taken lightly and several factors are carefully considered, on a case-by-case basis, before contraception is prescribed.

RCGP response to proposals for paramedics to work as part of GP teams

15 August 2015

RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker said: "With patients in some parts of the country now having to wait a month for a GP appointment, we welcome any suggestions that will help to ease the unprecedented pressures on GPs and help us to deliver the care our patients need.

RCGP response to Citizens Advice research into online appointment booking

14 August 2015

Responding to Citizens Advice research that has shown a lack of patient take-up of online GP appointment booking, Professor Nigel Mather, RCGP Honorary Secretary, said:

Response to Matthew Parris' comments on general practice in The Times

13 August 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to comments by Matthew Parris on general practice, published in The Times yesterday. This was sent as a letter to The Times, but has not been published.

Government must reject proposals to cut GP trainees’ pay, says RCGP

09 August 2015

Plans to strip future GPs of thousands of pounds by cutting the salary supplements they receive during their training could worsen the GP workforce crisis and compromise patient care, the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned Government and health bodies.

MSF and RCGP launch joint project

03 August 2015

Family doctors will be asked to use their skills and expertise to help some of the world’s most vulnerable patients as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launch a working partnership to place UK GPs in MSF projects around the world.

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