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College shares frustrations of PAC - general practice still under intense pressure

27 April 2017

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on GP access, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We share the frustrations of the Public Accounts Committee that despite promises of more investment in general practice and more GPs, our patients are finding it increasingly difficult to make a GP appointment, and family doctors are still reporting intense resource and workforce pressures that are making it difficult for them to deliver safe patient care.


Sexual and reproductive health must not become the 'Cinderella' service of the NHS, says RCGP Chair

27 April 2017

Years of improvement in the quality of sexual and reproductive healthcare being delivered to patients – including a halving of teenage pregnancy rates over the last decade and steadily increasing uptake rates of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) – is at risk due to the bureaucratic, financial and training barriers facing GPs and practice teams, the Royal College of GPs is warning today.


College ripostes to reporting of cancer study published in Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph

27 April 2017

Our ripostes to Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph reporting of CR-UK research published in the British Journal of General Practice on Tuesday have been published in both papers. You can read our unabridged letters below.


Patient care must not take a ‘back seat to Brexit’ warns RCGP as it launches General Election manifesto

26 April 2017

Patient care must not take a ‘back seat to Brexit’ in the run-up to the General Election.


Timely diagnosis of cancer is a priority for GPs says RCGP

25 April 2017

Chair of RCGP replies to cancer study


Any steps GPs can take to help patients improve their brain health should be encouraged says RCGP

24 April 2017

Exercise has been shown to improve physical and mental wellbeing


Crucial that any future government delivers the investment and support GPs and patients right across UK need, says RCGP

18 April 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement today of a snap general election, which could take place on 8 June.


RCGP calls for urgent action to stop GPs leaving the profession

12 April 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study published today in BMJ Open about GPs planning to leave general practice in the next five years.


Pharmacists playing increasingly vital role within GP-led practice teams

12 April 2017

Responding to NHS England's announcement of plans to place pharmacists in over 700 more GP practices, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Five RCGP Presidential candidates announced

12 April 2017

Five candidates are vying to succeed Dr Terry Kemple as our next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, when his two-year term comes to an end in November.

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