Supporting patients at the end of life is an ‘essential part’ of general practice, says College

19 October 2018

Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, RCGP Joint Honorary Secretary, has responded to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians about the importance of talking to patients about end of life care.

Easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools is ‘central’ to increasing cancer diagnosis rates, says RCGP

19 October 2018

Dr Richard Roope, Clinical Lead for Cancer at the Royal College of GPs, has responded to news that women in the UK are now waiting longer than average for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Record high for GP training figures is ‘really encouraging’, but retention is just as important, says RCGP Chair

19 October 2018

The number of people entering GP training is the highest in NHS history, according to Health Education England.

College lends its expertise in launch of new ‘Moving Medicine’ resource

17 October 2018

A new physical activity resource which the College helped to create has been launched by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine today.

RCGP Northern Ireland announces GP of the Year winner and GP Practice of the Year for 2018

15 October 2018

Dr Andrew Jackson from Green Road Medical Centre in Conlig has today been announced as GP of the Year in Northern Ireland. Dr Jackson received his award at the annual Royal College of General Practitioners NI New Members and Awards Ceremony, where 40 GPs also graduated, and two new GP Fellows were recognised.

Loneliness Strategy is a ‘great result’ for GPs and patients, but we need more detail on funding and how it will work in practice, says College

15 October 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of a new Loneliness Strategy from the government today.

RCGP Chair praises GPs for their 'enormous efforts' as Care Quality Commission annual report reveals impressive results for practice inspections

11 October 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs across the country should be applauded following today's CQC State of Care report, which found that 91% of surgeries are rated as 'good', with a further 5% listed as 'outstanding'.

Patient reaction to 'shared appointments' has been very positive, says RCGP

06 October 2018

RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, said: "We are already aware of practices that are offering 'shared' appointments for patients with similar conditions and the feedback has been very positive.

RCGP Annual Conference - Day 2 highlights

05 October 2018

On the second day of the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference in Glasgow, our NHS 'Question Time' panel will discuss the big topics facing healthcare today – and respond to a video message from Health Secretary in England, Matt Hancock.

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