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Nearly 800,000 patients face struggle to see their GP in three years' time, warns Royal College

11 September 2014

An estimated 800,000 patients in Wales will find it difficult to secure a convenient appointment with their local GP by 2017 because surgeries are buckling under the strain of rising workloads and falling resources, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned.



RCGP to send letter to all UK practices reminding them to send in their completed petitions

01 September 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is to send a letter next week to all GP practices across the UK with a final call for them to return completed petitions in support of its campaign on funding for general practice.


Health leaders declare 'State of Emergency' on childhood obesity

31 August 2014

GPs are calling for a COBRA-style emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle the rising epidemic of childhood obesity.


RCGP takes the lead in promoting equality and diversity

29 August 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has committed to equality and diversity reviews and adjustments as a major priority and is currently reviewing all relevant policies as part of its commitment to equality and fairness in all its work.


RCGP response to Public Health England figures on cancer survival rates

26 August 2014

The RCGP has responded to Public Health England figures that show an increase in the number of patients surviving for at least one year after being diagnosed with cancer.


RCGP statement on GMC consultation

22 August 2014

The RCGP has issued the following initial statement on the GMC consultation announced today on improving patient protection and public confidence in doctors.


GPs develop audit to save NHS millions in the battle against skin cancer

22 August 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners is calling for all GPs who carry out practice-based dermatological surgery to record and upload their figures as part of a UK-wide information gathering project.


RCGP response to CQC announcement on 'special measures' for GP practices

14 August 2014

The RCGP has responded to the Care Quality Commission announcement on 'special measures' for GP practices.


Thousands of doctors prevented from returning to GP workforce by red tape

13 August 2014

Up to 5,000 family doctors who have emigrated or opted for early retirement are being prevented by needless red tape from returning to the GP workforce if they wish to – at a time of a growing crisis in general practice, according to new research.

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