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Routine GP services, seven days a week, only wanted by small proportion of patients, says RCGP

26 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to new research which shows that many Sunday GP appointments are going unfilled across England.


Saddening to hear of patient dissatisfaction with NHS care, says RCGP

26 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a new poll by the British Medical Association (BMA) which reveals that more people are dissatisfied with NHS care than satisfied.


Warning signal needed in general practice to protect patient safety, says RCGP

26 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to proposals from the British Medical Association to create a "black alert" system for overstretched GP practices.


GPs doing very best for new mothers but need more time and resources, says RCGP

22 June 2017

Responding to the NCT’s ‘Hidden Half’ report, launched today, ‘Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The routine six-week postnatal check, offered to all new mothers after giving birth, is an important opportunity for GPs and new mothers to discuss issues around mental health and wellbeing – and begin to address any resulting concerns.


Any cuts to GP training will threaten future GP workforce, says RCGP

21 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has responded to comments about Health Education England's (HEE) cuts to training support for GP trainees.


10-min appointments unfit for discussing complicated health matters, says RCGP

19 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a report published today by The Academy of Medical Sciences on patients' views of medical research.


Flexible working enables more GPs to provide safe patient care, says RCGP

16 June 2017

Responding to this morning's reporting of comments made at the NHS Confederation conference yesterday, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


College supports National Clean Air Day

15 June 2017

The College is supporting the work of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change to promote National Clean Air Day.


Study highlights importance of carefully managing aspirin prescriptions in older patients, says RCGP

13 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a Lancet study on the long-term daily use of aspirin among patients aged 75 or over and the increased risk of fatal bleeding.


Highest proportion of prostate cancer cases diagnosed early are picked up in general practice, says RCGP

13 June 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a study by Prostate Cancer UK about family history and its link to increased risk of the disease among men.

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