National Association for Patient Participation

Updates


NI Chair issues open letter to party leaders

18 January 2017

Grainne Doran, Chair of RCGPNI, has issued an open letter asking party leaders to stand together to support healthcare in Northern Ireland.


NI Minister promises to back GPs

28 December 2016

Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, has backed the recommendations of expert GPs – including RCGPNI former Chair John O’Kelly – and make their aspirations for general practice ‘a reality’.


SCOTLAND Small turnaround in GP spending

28 December 2016

The Scottish government’s Draft Budget has shown a slight upwards change in the share of the NHS’s budget put aside for general practice.


WALES GPs ask Santa for help for general practice

20 December 2016

This festive season, GPs are asking their Assembly Members to protect general practice for the future using the hashtag #GPsAskSanta.


General practice and getting older

16 December 2016

Ageing and frailty are game changers for the NHS. The RCGP has published a report examining how GPs can work to support older people with frailty.


Multimorbidity and the campaign

21 November 2016

Multimorbidity. This medical phrase sums up one of the major reasons we're campaigning for more GPs. As medical science improves and people are living longer, more people have more than one long term condition. This means that in the future we will need more GPs to care for our growing population.


NI Patient Perspective on Mental Health Services

07 November 2016

In line with Mental Health Day, RCGPNI Patient in Practice Group Chair Dr David Keenan has written our latest Guest Blog to share his personal thoughts on mental health services in Northern Ireland.


NI Reflections on Minister's vision for future of health and social care

02 November 2016

On Tuesday 25 October, Health Minister Michelle O’Neill announced her future vision of health and social care in Northern Ireland, alongside the release of the long-awaited Bengoa Report. Addressing the Assembly, the Minister welcomed the report from Professor Bengoa and his expert panel and introduced her own report outlining her plans to reform the health system to ensure better health and social care outcomes for us all in the future.


SCOTLAND Charter for General Practice

28 October 2016

Find out about our Charter for General Practice: what the Scottish Government must to do protect the GP service


RCGP Regional Ambassador hosts local MP

20 October 2016

Last month, RCGP Regional Ambassador Professor Veronica Wilkie and her practice manager hosted Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, at their practice in Droitwich.

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