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Patients must not be forced to choose between easier access and continuity of care

27 February 2015

RCGP says that reducing waiting times for a GP appointment must be a priority for politicians and the incoming government


RCGP response to Migration Advisory Committee decision not to include GPs on the shortage occupation list

25 February 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We are pleased that the Migration Advisory Committee has drawn attention to the chronic shortage of family doctors in the UK, but we are disappointed at its lack of action to rectify the problem by unlocking the potential of skilled medical professionals in the many countries that have similar health systems to ours.


GPs facing 'David versus Goliath' battle to provide out of hours care

24 February 2015

GPs who want to run out of hours services in their local areas should be awarded contracts without facing a ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle with large private companies, according to a report launched today by the Royal College of General Practitioners.


GP recruitment roadshows arrive in London

23 February 2015

Over 130 medical students will get an insight into life as a GP and the exciting challenges that a career in general practice could offer them at an event in London tomorrow.


RCGP responds to Daily Mail article on GP waiting times

23 February 2015

The Royal College of GPs has responded to a Daily Mail article on a GP surgery where some patients wait four weeks for a non-urgent appointment.


RCGP response to Beat research into the cost of eating disorders

23 February 2015

The Royal College of GPs has responded to research commissioned by Beat that has found the total financial and economic cost of eating disorders to the UK is circa £15bn per year.


RCGP response to Government dementia announcement

21 February 2015

Commenting on the announcement of the next phase of the Prime Minister’s challenge to tackle dementia, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP response to new NICE guidelines on resistance to antibiotics

18 February 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Antibiotics have served us well in treating infections for over 60 years, but as a society we have become too dependent on them and they are now seen as a ‘catch all’ for every illness and infection.


RCGP response to report on the health benefits of exercise

13 February 2015

Responding to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ report, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGPNI urges Minister to boost number of GP trainees to safeguard patient care

10 February 2015

The Royal College of General Practitioners in Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) is urging the Health Minister and the Department of Health to increase the number of GP training places or risk the future of patient care – 10 years after it predicted a crisis in GP recruitment.

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