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Out of hours services are unsustainable in their current form and health boards are neglecting their primary care responsibilities, says RCGP Wales

12 July 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners Wales has suggested a number of recommendations to improve out of hours services.


College response to data investigation involving publishers of Emma's Diary

11 July 2018

"The College has had a long-running relationship with the publisher of Emma's Diary, and the publisher is co-operating fully with the ICO investigation. The RCGP provides medical guidance for the publication but does not hold or receive data and has had no involvement in the case being investigated."


College looks forward to building 'constructive' relationship with new Secretary of State

10 July 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We look forward to building a constructive relationship with the new Secretary of State and will continue our push for the funding and GP recruitment commitments made by his predecessor to be delivered in full.


College calls on Health Secretary to end 'vicious cycle' of unfair funding for GP training

06 July 2018

The GP workforce crisis is being worsened by inequity in the way GP undergraduate training placements are funded in comparison to hospital placements, the Royal College of GPs warns today.


Patients taking warfarin urged not to panic over latest research findings, says RCGP

05 July 2018

Responding to research by the University of Nottingham and published in the BMJ, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard said:


Queens University Belfast and Royal College of GPs working together to promote general practice

05 July 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is working with Queen's University Belfast to promote general practice as a future career for young people.


GPs call for action to ensure the future of the NHS

05 July 2018

The Royal College of GPs Wales is calling on the Welsh Government to ensure that Wales has an NHS fit for the future by using the upcoming Barnett Formula funding of £1.2 billion to invest in patient care.


'Do the right thing' and vaccinate your child against measles, says RCGP

03 July 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to research out in the BJGP today about the rise in the number of measles cases in England.


Testicular cancer study shows promising breakthrough but GPs need better access to diagnostic tests, says RCGP

03 July 2018

Responding to research by the University of Exeter Medical School published in the British Journal of General Practice on testicular cancer, Clinical Lead for Cancer at the Royal College of GPs, Dr Richard Roope said:


College condemns 'conversion therapy' for LGBT patients

03 July 2018

RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, said: "GPs are highly trained experts in the whole body and mind, and the GP consultation is a safe space where our patients - regardless of their sexual orientation - are guaranteed a non-judgmental conversation during which the GP, working with the patient, will advise on the best care, tailored to them as an individual.

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