27 August 2015
The Royal College of GPs is supporting the work of Jamie Oliver – an Honorary Fellow of the College – in calling for a sugar tax, and his ongoing work to promote better food education and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
19 August 2015
Dr Richard Roope, Royal College of GPs’ Clinical Lead for Cancer, said: “We have known about the strong link between alcohol and cancer for sometime, but this study serves as a useful reminder about how pronounced this is, especially when coupled with smoking, and when people have a family history of cancer.
18 August 2015
Dr Tim Ballard, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Antibiotics are fantastic drugs that can treat a huge range of diseases - but the growing resistance to them is a global threat and our challenge remains getting this message through to our patients.
16 August 2015
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Doctors always act in the best interests of their patients and sometimes they are faced with the dilemma of being asked to provide contraception to under-16s. This decision is not taken lightly and several factors are carefully considered, on a case-by-case basis, before contraception is prescribed.
15 August 2015
RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker said: "With patients in some parts of the country now having to wait a month for a GP appointment, we welcome any suggestions that will help to ease the unprecedented pressures on GPs and help us to deliver the care our patients need.
14 August 2015
Responding to Citizens Advice research that has shown a lack of patient take-up of online GP appointment booking, Professor Nigel Mather, RCGP Honorary Secretary, said:
13 August 2015
Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to comments by Matthew Parris on general practice, published in The Times yesterday. This was sent as a letter to The Times, but has not been published.
09 August 2015
Plans to strip future GPs of thousands of pounds by cutting the salary supplements they receive during their training could worsen the GP workforce crisis and compromise patient care, the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned Government and health bodies.
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.
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.