Study on GP referrals to weight management schemes 'positive and encouraging' says RCGP Chair

17 October 2017

Responding to a study in BMJ Open today on diabetes and GP-referrals to weight management programmes, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said: "Type 2 diabetes is a serious and potentially debilitating condition for patients, and it costs the NHS a huge amount of money every year, so the College welcomes any scheme that can prevent, or delay, its onset.

New guide to support overseas doctors moving to the UK launched

17 October 2017

A guide for overseas doctors who want to move to the UK and work in general practice has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

It should always be a patient's choice to disclose sexuality, says RCGP

15 October 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to reports that NHS England will mandate GPs to ask patients about their sexual orientation.

Dr Google can be useful - but it is not a medically trained professional

14 October 2017

Commenting at the RCGP Annual Conference on patients using the internet to look up their symptoms before visiting their GP, RCGP Chair Professor Stokes-Lampard, said: "Dr Google can be a challenge for some GPs - indeed all healthcare professionals - but ultimately patients taking an active interest in their health is a good thing.

Growing patient lists are a concern for GPs, says RCGP

14 October 2017

Responding to NHS Digital figures showing an increase in the number of patients on GP practice patient lists, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The phenomenon of growing patient numbers, and a lack of GPs to deal with growing demand is a long-running trend, and something the College has been drawing attention to for many years.

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference - Day 3

14 October 2017

Why are Dutch GPs so happy? Just one of many questions being discussed on Day 3 of the RCGP conference

RCGPNI responds to indemnity announcement

13 October 2017

Following Jeremy Hunt's announcement on indemnity for general practitioners in England, RCGPNI Chair Dr Grainne Doran said:

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference - Day 2

13 October 2017

Eden Project founder and family planning professor top the bill – and big NHS questions are answered

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference - Day 1

13 October 2017

GPs gather in Liverpool for the start of 3 days of debate and discussion around general practice and patient care.

Loneliness can be as bad for health as a chronic long-term condition, says GP leader

12 October 2017

Loneliness and social isolation, particularly for older people, can be on a par with suffering from a chronic long-term condition, the UK’s top GP will tell a conference of 2,000 health professionals in Liverpool.

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