General practice and community care in need of radical modernisation and more investment – according to major new report

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.

Meirion Thomas will have made GPs' blood boil

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.

RCGP comment on updated NICE guidance on cancer

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.

RCGP response to Care Quality Commission's Intelligent Monitoring for GP practices

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.

RCGP response to Department of Health announcement on winter pressures

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.

RCGP response to Public Accounts Committee report into GP out of hours services

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.

National Summit calls for 'rollback' of antibiotic prescribing

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.

RCGP launches 'common sense' guide to Ebola for GPs and their teams

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).

Young Carers put GPs and MPs in the 'hot seat'

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.

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