National Association for Patient Participation


NI Patient group launch Patient Manifesto

17 February 2017

Patient representatives from the RCGPNI Patient Group are asking everyone to talk about their health care priorities when election candidates arrive on your doorstep.

WALES Chair gives evidence to Health Committee at National Assembly

16 February 2017

Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair of RCGP Wales, and Dr Isolde Shore-Nye have been giving evidence to the Welsh Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee as part of their inquiry into medical recruitment.

NI launches manifesto for Assembly election

06 February 2017

RCGPNI has launched its manifesto ahead of the Assembly election on 2 March.

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.

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