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.

New NHS app has potential but safeguards must be in place says College

02 July 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Apps are increasingly a vital part of our everyday lives and as technology adapts in the 21st century, the healthcare service must remain up to date with the technologies that the public – and thus our patients – are using.

70th birthday an opportunity to revisit the essential principles of general practice, says RCGP Wales

02 July 2018

RCGP Wales has launched 'Essential Principles: GP Leadership at the heart of new models of care'.

Balancing continuity of care and access to GP services a 'huge challenge', says RCGP

29 June 2018

Responding to research from the University of Exeter, published in BMJ Open today [Friday 29 June], Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Delivering continuity of care for patients is something GPs strive to do - we know our patients want and value it, as GPs do, and we know that it is particularly beneficial for patients with chronic conditions, long-term mental health issues, and complex needs.

3D model of patient-centred care 'beneficial' but more research needed, says RCGP

28 June 2018

Responding to the '3D' approach to delivering person-centred care by the University of Bristol and published in The Lancet, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Our patients, and not just our elderly patients, are increasingly living with multiple, long-term conditions - the College's own analysis estimates that more than 9 million people in the UK will be living with more than one serious, long-term condition by 2025.

Apps and algorithms may 'support but will never replace' GPs, says RCGP

27 June 2018

Responding to new claims by technology-firm Babylon that a new algorithm can demonstrate clinical knowledge on par with clinicians, Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The potential of technology to support doctors to deliver the best possible patient care is fantastic, but at the end of the day, computers are computers, and GPs are highly-trained medical professionals: the two can't be compared and the former may support but will never replace the latter.

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