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'Tough decisions' must be made to secure NHS future, says College

24 May 2018

Responding to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation into the long-term sustainability of the NHS, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GPs utilising innovative schemes to ensure more patients get an appointment, says College

24 May 2018

In response to a Pulse study on GP appointments, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


New round of clinical priorities announced by College

23 May 2018

The Royal College of GPs has announced its latest round of clinical projects to support frontline GPs and their teams as they deliver quality care for their patients.


National campaign needed to tackle loneliness 'epidemic', says RCGP

23 May 2018

A national public campaign is needed to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation across society, and encourage everyone to get involved in combatting this 'public health epidemic', according to the Royal College of General Practitioners' (RCGP) new manifesto, launched today, which will seek to influence the Government’s approach to tackling loneliness.


Screening programmes must be based on latest high-quality research, says RCGP

22 May 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Taking the pulse is one of the first clinical skills that doctors and nurses learn – and from a GP's perspective, it is a simple, safe way of finding out quite a lot about a patient’s health, and can be really useful in forming a diagnosis.


Patient concerns over statins 'understandable', but research shows drugs are safe and effective, says College

22 May 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study out in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) today about patients' attitudes to taking statins.


Recruitment efforts in under-doctored areas must be stepped up to tackle health inequalities, says RCGP

20 May 2018

Responding to new figures published in The Observer on GP numbers based on levels of deprivation, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Almost one in three GPs are so stressed they feel they cannot cope at least once a week

18 May 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, RCGP Wales has published the figures to raise awareness of the impact of rising workloads on GPs' own mental health and wellbeing.


GPs still 'dealing with the fallout' of Capita failures, says College

17 May 2018

Responding to the National Audit Office's report into NHS England's management of its contract with Capita, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGPNI responds to HSC Workforce Strategy

17 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy 2026, RCGPNI Chair Dr Grainne Doran said: "The publication of the Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy is welcome news. The Department of Health has outlined its commitment to supporting everyone working in health and social care, including GPs, and planning for the future so we can provide the best care to patients.

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