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New evidence on weight loss and cancer should be considered in clinical guidelines, says College

10 April 2018

Commenting on a new British Journal of General Practice study on weight loss and cancer, Clinical Lead for Cancer at the Royal College of GPs, Dr Richard Roope said: "GPs will always be vigilant when presented with any symptom that could indicate cancer, including unexplained weight loss, whilst recognising that this could be a symptom of many other, more common conditions.


'Bureaucracy getting in the way of common sense' - RCGP verdict on GP trainee facing deportation

09 April 2018

Responding to reports that GP trainee Dr Luke Ong is facing deportation due to a delay in his visa process, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The NHS is severely short of GPs – we simply don't have enough to go around, and our patients are waiting longer for appointments as a result.


College takes the lead in advising patients on online consultation safety

09 April 2018

The Royal College of GPs has published a list of questions for patients, GPs and commissioners to consider before using or utilising online general practice services.


Tax on sugary drinks a positive move forward in tackling obesity epidemic, says College

06 April 2018


Commenting on the tax on sugary drinks that comes into effect today [Friday 6 April], Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco in UK would help offset the burden of chronic diseases, says College

05 April 2018


Responding to Lancet findings on taxes to combat chronic diseases, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard said:


'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.

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