Stigma around women's health must be addressed, says RCGP

26 June 2018

Responding to a new report on reproductive health published by Public Health England today, Chair of the Royal College of GPs and a GP with a long term interest in women's health, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said:

Charging patients for appointments 'against founding principle of NHS', says RCGP

23 June 2018

Commenting on an upcoming motion at the BMA's Annual Representative Meeting calling for co-payment by patients for GP appointments, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

parkrun UK teams up with RCGP to 'prescribe' active lifestyles to patients and practice staff

21 June 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK are set to launch a ground-breaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity rather than medication.

Banning phones in schools could give children 'space to focus', says RCGP

20 June 2018

Responding to comments made by Culture Secretary Matt Hancock supporting the banning of phones in schools, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

New information on patient satisfaction shows pressing need for more support for general practice, says RCGP Wales

20 June 2018

The headline results from the 2017/18 National Survey for Wales have revealed new information on general practice.

RCGP Wales stress importance of its action plan to tackle loneliness, as new data shows 16% of people in Wales are lonely

20 June 2018

New data published by the Welsh Government has revealed that 16% of people in Wales were found to be lonely. People in material deprivation were more likely (37%) to be lonely.

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.

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