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PM announcement ‘welcome and encouraging’ but general practice must receive a substantial share, says RCGP

17 June 2018

Responding to Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement of £384m extra a week, in real terms, for the NHS by 2023, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Hay fever rates smash five-year average across England, latest RGCP data shows

16 June 2018

Hay fever cases in England have reached their highest level so far this year, according to the latest weekly figures from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC).


New GPs entering 'incredibly pressurised' profession, says RCGP

15 June 2018

Responding to comments made by Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England at the NHS Confed conference yesterday, published in the Daily Mail today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs are entering a profession that is incredibly pressurised – escalating workload, workforce shortages and inadequate resources certainly does not make for a safe and supportive working environment, and unfortunately it isn't just GPs that have been working in general practice for years who are burning out.


RCGP Wales announce new Joint Chairs-elect

15 June 2018

Dr Mair Hopkin and Dr Peter Saul have been announced as the new Joint Chairs-elect of RCGP Wales.


Relaxing of visa rules would be 'fantastic and much-needed' victory, says RCGP

14 June 2018

Responding to reports of home Secretary Sajid Javid's expected announcement on the relaxing of immigration rules for doctors, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


New research highlights importance of appropriate prescribing and medicines management, says RCGP

12 June 2018

Responding to new research published in JAMA today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Firstly, it is important to remember that this is a US-based study, so relates to a different health system than in the UK, with different means of patients obtaining prescription medication, and different systems to manage patient records.


RCGPNI responds to additional £8.8m for general practice in Northern Ireland

11 June 2018

Responding to the additional funding announced for general practice, Dr Grainne Doran, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland said:


New Welsh Government plan needs to be a catalyst for change, says RCGP Wales

11 June 2018

Responding to the publication of 'A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care', RCGP Wales has called for warm words to be backed up with actions and has said the key test will be whether it delivers tangible improvements.


New report provides 'fascinating insight' into progress of GPFV, says College

08 June 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "NHS England's GP Forward View makes more than 100 pledges, each of which, if implemented correctly should benefit general practice, and make our working lives easier, in the best interests of the care we are able to deliver for patients.


Health Secretary must not 'give up' on efforts to boost GP workforce' says RCGP

07 June 2018

Responding to an interview with Secretary of State for Health in England Jeremy Hunt in The Guardian, today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

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