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Responsibility for tackling antimicrobial resistance lies with society not just GPs, says College

16 November 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new campaign about antimicrobial resistance.


Building and retaining GP workforce must be key in NHS long-term plan, says RCGP

15 November 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a workforce briefing by The King's Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, which says staffing shortfalls could pose a major risk to the NHS long-term plan.


RCGP urges women not to panic, but demands answers over smear blunder

14 November 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Cervical cancer can affect adult women of all ages, and it can be fatal but when caught early is treatable. Cervical screening is a successful national programme that has potentially saved thousands of lives, yet take up, especially among younger women is falling.


GPs in Wales are concerned about being able to deliver patient care this winter

13 November 2018

A recent survey of RCGP Wales members has revealed that GPs are concerned that pressures on the health service will negatively affect their ability to deliver patient care this winter.


GPs need more time to discuss lifestyle changes with diabetes patients, says College

08 November 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new report from NHS Digital about diabetes care.


RCGP Wales says the findings of a report on IT in the Welsh NHS demonstrates the need to improve digital technology

08 November 2018

Responding to a new report on the state of IT in the Welsh NHS, RCGP Wales has said its publication needs to "kickstart a process that improves digital technology in the Welsh NHS."


All-year NHS pressures 'no surprise' to hard-working GPs, says RCGP

07 November 2018

Responding to new analysis by the British Medical Association, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This analysis showing that the NHS is facing unprecedented year-round pressures will come as no surprise to hardworking GPs across the country.


Social prescribing key in prevention agenda, says RCGP

06 November 2018

Responding to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's speech on social prescribing at The King's Fund today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP celebrates GP and patient innovation with annual Bright Ideas Awards

05 November 2018

GPs, practices, and patients who have come up with ideas to help improve efficiency and reduce workload in primary care have been recognised in the Royal College of GPs' Bright Ideas Awards.


NI GP recognised for 'bright idea' for improving care for patients with chronic pain

05 November 2018

Dr Rose McCullagh, sessional GP from Belfast, has been recognised by the Royal College of General Practitioners for her innovation that better supports people who suffer from chronic pain.

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