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Retaining GPs must be as big a priority as recruiting new ones, RCGP urges government

25 September 2016

Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has written to Health Secretary in England Jeremy Hunt, urging him that he must make retaining the GP workforce a priority.


Local housing planning committees must consider GP services, says RCGP

23 September 2016

Last week, Springfield Properties revealed plans for ‘village developments’ across Scotland, outlining thousands of new homes. RCGP Scotland Chair, Dr Miles Mack, has responded and highlighted the adverse impact this could have on GP practices in the area.


Temporary disruption to College web services on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September

22 September 2016

We apologise in advance that the following website services will be unavailable on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September while we carry out upgrade work on our web platform:


RCGP response to new planning guidance from NHS England

22 September 2016

RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker said: “This is an important next step as we work towards tangible delivery of the pledges in the GP Forward View.


Patient safety in general practice could be ‘at risk’ – unless chronic shortage of GPs is turned around, with nearly 600 practices at risk of closure

18 September 2016

Patient safety in general practice across the UK could be ‘at risk’, if nothing is done to turn around the current chronic shortage of GPs, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners – with 594 practices across the UK at risk of closure by 2020 if more family doctors are not recruited.


4000 fewer complaints this year is excellent news for general practice and patients, says RCGP

15 September 2016

Responding to new figures from NHS Digital, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


STIs can have serious health implications if left untreated, says College

15 September 2016

Responding to a Public Health England report on prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in London, published today, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, spokesperson for the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP statement on junior doctors ahead of BMA Council meeting

13 September 2016

RCGP Chair Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP Associates in Training (AiT) Committee Dr Laura Armitage, and Dr Duncan Shrewsbury, incoming Chair of the AiT Committee, have issued the following joint statement on junior doctors ahead of tomorrow’s BMA Council meeting:


New sepsis toolkit designed to support GPs with sepsis identification and treatment

13 September 2016

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), in partnership with Health Education England and NHS England, has today launched a new sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients.


Good to see a study that cuts through the controversy around statins, says RCGP

08 September 2016

Responding to a review of evidence around the effectiveness of statins, published in The Lancet, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

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