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College welcomes patient safety measures on prescribing

23 February 2018

Responding to Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposed measures to reduce medication errors in the NHS, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Identifying and prescribing the drugs that are most likely to benefit a patient is a core part of a GP’s training and daily practice.


Social prescribing can help give some patients a 'sense of purpose', says College

21 February 2018


Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to recommendations made by NHS England to encourage health and local government sectors to work together to offer social prescribing initiatives.


Research should reassure patients, and GPs, that antidepressants are effective, says College

21 February 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in The Lancet, which found that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults.


Latest GP workforce figures are 'very disappointing', says College

15 February 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to news that GP numbers are down 0.6% from September 2017 to December 2017, to 33,872.


GPs working hard to limit opioid use for patients, but need access to alternative treatments, says College

13 February 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study from the BJGP about opioid use.


Consider the pharmacist, but worried parents should trust their instinct, says College

12 February 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of an NHS England campaign encouraging parents to take their children to the pharmacy before seeing a GP.


Shared GP appointments have potential but not suitable for all patients says College

12 February 2018

In response to pilots being explored on shared medical appointments Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We're always open to new initiatives and innovative ways of working in general practice, as long as they are safe and in the best interests of our patients – and if they go some way to reducing the pressures we are currently facing in general practice, then that's great.


£100million fund is an opportunity to invest in general practice and help patients receive high quality care close to their homes – RCGP Wales

08 February 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners (Wales) has welcomed the Welsh Government's announcement of further details of a £100million fund for the Welsh NHS, which provides an opportunity to invest in general practice and help patients receive high quality care close to their homes.


GPs as specialists - an update, February 2018

07 February 2018

In August 2016, the British Medical Association and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) published a joint statement calling for the recognition of general practitioners as specialists in the UK.


College welcomes definitive NHSE flu vaccination guidance ahead of next winter

06 February 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to new guidance from NHS England about next year's flu vaccination programme.

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