Crisis hit GP surgeries forced to turn away millions of patients

28 July 2014

GP surgeries are so overstretched due to the lack of investment in general practice that in 2015 on more than 51.3m occasions patients in England will be unable to get an appointment to see a GP or nurse when they contact their local practice, according to new research.

Petition to save General Practice

24 July 2014

RCGP asks patients to sign petition calling on Northern Ireland Executive to save General Practice

RCGP response to GP Taskforce report

22 July 2014

College welcomes recommendation to get qualified GPs back into the profession

RCGP response to NICE guidelines on lipid modification

18 July 2014

RCGP Chair says new guidance has major implications for patients and for general practice. GPs and practice teams do their best for patients, but workload implications of new guidance are immense

RCGP response to College of Emergency Medicine report

16 July 2014

RCGP chair says skilled GPs make valuable contribution to accident and emergency departments despite GP shortage

RCGP response to National Audit Office report on out of hours care

11 July 2014

RCGP Chair, Dr Maureen Baker, has responded to a National Audit Office report on out of hours care, released today.

Chair of NI Assembly Health Committee MLA visits Derry Practice

11 July 2014

The Chair of the NI Assembly Health Committee and Derry politician, Ms Maeve McLaughlin MLA, accepted an offer from the Royal College of General Practitioners NI to visit a practice within her constituency and gain an insight into healthcare ‘on the frontline.’

State of GP practices another symptom of chronic lack of funding in general practice

10 July 2014

The Royal College of GPs has responded to BMA General Practice Committee warnings that four out of 10 GP practices do not have adequate facilities to deliver safe patient care.

RCGP response to Nuffield Trust report 'Into the Red?'

10 July 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has responded to the Nuffield Trust report ‘Into the red? The state of the NHS’ finances’ launched today.

RCGP and Sir John Oldham hold round table on integrated NHS care

09 July 2014

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), and Sir John Oldham are today holding a round-table to examine how future models of NHS health care might be constructed in the light of Sir John’s landmark report One Person, One Team, One System.

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