22 November 2014
The Government should set up a ‘transformation fund’ to drive a seismic shift in general practice – to deliver better care for patients, enabling people to take more responsibility for their own health and utilise modern technology to access services remotely, according to a major new report.
21 November 2014
Professor J. Meirion Thomas has now twice written highly critical articles about GPs in the Daily Mail. Twice we have responded, but as yet the Mail have not published either response. This time Meirion Thomas wrote a factually incorrect statement about RCGP Chair, Dr Maureen Baker, and we have requested that this be corrected.
20 November 2014
Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Timely diagnosis of cancer is a priority for the RCGP, so we welcome any support that will help GPs identify signs of cancer as early as possible.
17 November 2014
Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said: “Every patient has a right to expect high quality and consistent care from their local GP practice, and it is crucial that we urgently address any variations in quality of care.
14 November 2014
The Royal College of GPs has responded to news from the Department of Health that the NHS is prepared for cold weather pressures.
12 November 2014
Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Out of hours GP services in the main are very good, so it is frustrating that the hard work and commitment of many GPs across the country is once again coming into question.
06 November 2014
At a summit today in London, GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and pharmacists are calling for binding national “rollback” targets on antibiotic prescribing to halt the relentless rise in antibiotic resistance.
31 October 2014
A step-by-step guide to help GP practices prepare for and deal with the Ebola outbreak is published today by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
30 October 2014
RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker will today take part in a health summit with 45 young carers – where she will be asked what GPs can do to identify and support children and teenagers who care for a family member.