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New workforce figures 'yet another hammer blow' for hardworking GPs' says RCGP

15 May 2018

Responding to the latest GP workforce figures in England released by NHS Digital today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP Wales welcomes announcement of a state-backed indemnity scheme for Welsh GPs

14 May 2018

Responding to the Welsh Government's announcement of a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs, RCGP Wales Chair, Dr Rebecca Payne, said:


College welcomes new partnership review

11 May 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The partnership model of general practice has been a trail blazer for innovation in the NHS, which has allowed GPs to create the excellent service our patients value greatly, and it provides value for money to the health service. But increasingly we are finding it more difficult to recruit GP partners, and the College welcomes this independent review of the partnership model and a way of invigorating this as an important model of general practice for the future.


College welcomes 'sophisticated' safety measures to help reduce medication errors

10 May 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the introduction of a new safety system to help the NHS monitor and prevent medication errors.


MOU suspension a 'huge victory for common sense', says RCGP

10 May 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We are extremely pleased and relieved that the Government has suspended the data-sharing agreement that has been in place with NHS Digital - it is a huge victory for common sense, for civil rights and for high-quality patient care.


RCGPNI responds to funding announced for multidisciplinary teams in general practice

09 May 2018

Responding to the allocation of transformation funding for primary care, RCGPNI Chair, Dr Grainne Doran said: "The College welcomes the £15million additional funding announced for primary care, including money for multidisciplinary team pilots, that will be embedded around general practice.


GPs working hard to provide continuity of care to their patients despite rising pressures, says College

09 May 2018

In response to a British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) study on continuity of care in England, Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP calls on government to facilitate 'social prescribing' for all practices

04 May 2018

Every GP surgery should be funded to have access to a dedicated social prescriber in a bid to tackle crippling GP workload, and free up their time for those patients most in need of medical care, according to a report by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), published today.


RCGP reaction to announcement on 'serious failure' in the national breast screening programme

02 May 2018

Responding to the announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of an independent review into a 'serious failure' in the national breast screening programme in England, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Statement on the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan Part 3 – Improving workforce planning for primary care in Scotland

30 April 2018

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of RCGP Scotland, said:

"It is clear there is a difficult and complex task facing primary care and those designing the workforce plan. We welcome the Scottish Government's aim to deliver an additional 800 GPs by 2027 but the Government must recognise that many of these GPs will choose to work part-time, and our own research has shown an increase of 856 full-time GPs is needed by 2021.

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