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RCP report is an important snapshot of the pressures facing the NHS, says College

28 February 2017

Responding to the RCP report 'In their own words: Doctors' experiences on the NHS frontline' published today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GPs are trained in all aspects of mental health, including eating disorders, says RCGP

27 February 2017

Responding to figures from Beat, published today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Implications of lost documents serious for GPs, NHS and patients, says RCGP

27 February 2017

Responding to a story in the Guardian on misplaced medical records today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP statement on potential changes to indemnity costs

27 February 2017

Indemnity costs are already a significant burden on GPs and Monday’s announcement will mean that bills are likely to increase further. The College has already received assurances from government that appropriate funding will be made available to meet additional costs to GPs arising from this change in the discount rate. We will continue to work constructively with the DH and BMA to ensure that indemnity costs are not a burden on GPs and longer term solutions are found to rising costs that do not adversely impact on the profession.


GPs doing a good job at having difficult conversations about weight management with patients, says RCGP

25 February 2017

Responding to a Pulse survey that has found 63% of GPs report not offending patients through conversations about their weight, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


82% of NI population worried political instability will delay essential healthcare reform

24 February 2017

With less than one week to go until the polls open for the NI Assembly election, over 80% of people say they are worried that political instability in Northern Ireland will delay necessary improvements in healthcare. The findings come from a recent YouGov poll, carried out for the Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland.


Real need to make healthy eating easier and more affordable, says RCGP

23 February 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a study by Imperial College London today, who have claimed that eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day could prevent millions premature deaths each year.


Online access to antibiotics undermines GPs' hard work to tackle AMR, says RCGP

17 February 2017

Responding to a study by Imperial College London on online-only pharmacies that don’t require prescriptions for antibiotics, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


College boost to get GP practices 'back on track'

17 February 2017

An innovative scheme to help GP practices get ‘back on track’ and strengthen their resilience in the face of increasing workload and workforce pressures has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Statement from UK healthcare professionals on the importance of childhood vaccination

17 February 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has joined a number of other health leaders in signing the following statement on childhood vaccinations.

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