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'One stop' cancer clinics could aid timely diagnosis, says RCGP

03 April 2018

Responding to NHS England plans to pilot 'one stop' clinics for cancer diagnosis and assessment, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP welcomes new NHS England move on prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines

29 March 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Prescription costs are a massive expense for the NHS, and the College has always been supportive of plans to take safe, sensible measures to reduce these costs.


Text messaging can be a valuable tool in general practice says RCGP

28 March 2018

Responding to a new British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) study on the use of text messaging to follow up possible cancer symptoms, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams are not scared of new technology – general practice was the first sector of the health service to embrace both electronic patient records and prescribing on a wide scale – but any new initiative must be safe for patients, and benefit their long term health and wellbeing.


Stop smoking services should be available to all smokers, says RCGP

28 March 2018

Responding to new advice from NICE and Public Health England that aims to help patients stop smoking, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Community-wide approach needed to tackle growing challenge of loneliness and social isolation

27 March 2018


Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study published in the BMJ about the links between loneliness and social isolation and cardiovascular conditions.


RCGP Wales stress importance of supporting out of hours services

27 March 2018

RCGP Wales have stressed the importance of investment in general practice and support for out of hours services.


A healthy lifestyle doesn't need to be boring, says RCGP

23 March 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study by Cancer Research UK, which found that more than 135,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes.


Lessons must be learnt by online GP service providers to ensure patient safety, says RCGP

23 March 2018

Responding to the Care Quality Commission's latest report into the quality of online primary care services, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


No 'one size fits all' solution to managing lower back pain, says College

21 March 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in The Lancet about lower back pain.


RCGP responds to new GP contract in England

20 March 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

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