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.

RCGP response to NICE draft guidance on End of Life Care

29 July 2015

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders, Clinical Lead for End of Life at the Royal College of GPs, said: “It is crucial that patients approaching the end of their lives receive high quality and compassionate care that is tailored to their own needs and wishes. This guidance highlights how important it is for people to be involved in having discussions about their care.

GP fatigue a 'risk' to patient safety, warns RCGP

29 July 2015

Fatigue among overworked GPs is becoming so prevalent that it could jeopardise patient safety on a widespread scale unless urgent action is taken to address this, the Royal College of General Practitioners warns today.

RCGP response to Wellcome Trust research into antibiotic resistance

29 July 2015

The Royal College of GPs has responded to research by the Wellcome Trust into public perceptions of 'antimicrobial resistance'.

RCGP response to announcement on Fit for Work

22 July 2015

Dr John Chisholm, Health and Work Lead for the Royal College of GPs, said: “Good quality work is beneficial for people’s health and wellbeing so making sure our patients are fit for work is in the best interests of employees, employers and wider society.

RCGP response to the Roland Commission report on primary care workforce

22 July 2015

In response to ‘The future of primary care: Creating teams for tomorrow’, Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

RCGP response to the Independent Cancer Taskforce report

19 July 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs play a vital role in diagnosing patients with cancer and providing the care they need to help them live with the disease – and more support to allow us to do this effectively is essential.

RCGP response to Health Secretary's speech on a seven-day NHS

16 July 2015

The Royal College of GPs has responded to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's speech at the King's Fund today on a seven-day NHS.

RCGP response to BMJ article on treating cystitis with antibiotics

14 July 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Cystitis can cause a huge amount of discomfort for patients, and whilst antibiotics can help in some cases, they are not always the most appropriate treatment as the cause is not always bacterial.

RCGP responds to BMJ study on anti-depressants

14 July 2015

Dr Liz England, Clinical Lead for Mental Health at the Royal College of GPs, said: “Anti-depressants can be very effective drugs when treating patients with depression – but when they are being prescribed over a long period of time, or in concurrence with other medication, it is important that this is regularly reviewed.

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