National Association for Patient Participation

Updates


Take action on loneliness

25 May 2018

We’ve launched action plans to tackle loneliness and social isolation in England, Scotland, Wales and NI.


RCGP Wales launch loneliness community action plan

23 May 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners Wales (RCGP Wales) has said that 10-minute appointments are unfit for purpose as GPs need more time to care. However, the extreme pressures facing general practice must be addressed to allow GPs to spend longer with their patients.


Loneliness in Scotland is an epidemic

23 May 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP Scotland) is calling for an end to ten-minute appointments so that GPs can play a part in dealing with the ‘epidemic’ of loneliness in Scotland. The call comes as part of RCGP Scotland’s eight-point community action plan to tackle loneliness and isolation, which has been launched today.


RCGPNI launches loneliness community action plan

23 May 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) has said that 10-minute appointments are unfit for purpose as GPs need more time to care. However, workforce gaps and workload pressures facing general practice must be addressed to allow GPs to spend longer with their patients.


Indemnity win in Wales

15 May 2018

This week the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health, Vaughan Gething AM, announced that the Welsh Government will move to a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs. This follows months of campaigning from RCGP Wales. It could not have been achieved without the help of our members and supporters who helped us bring indemnity to the attention of decision makers and ensure that the Welsh Government took action.


Help us improve patient care

04 May 2018

We now have the lowest number of GPs working in Wales for a decade. Yet the few GPs Wales does have are finding it hard to spend time treating patients, because of the prohibitive cost of medical insurance.


RCGPNI Exhibit at NICON 2018

01 May 2018

On 18 and 18 April, we attended Northern Ireland’s biggest health and social care event of the year - the annual NI NHS Confederation (NICON) conference. The event was attended by senior civil servants, medical professionals, politicians and health sector organisations – all keen to work better together to improve our healthcare system and patient care.


DearColleague campaign launches in NI

12 March 2018

This week, medical and health professionals from across Northern Ireland are taking to Twitter show mutual respect for their colleagues and share good examples of how working closely together can benefit patients.


Politicians told that GPs have key role in tackling impact of health inequalities

28 February 2018

People from poorer backgrounds face greater barriers in accessing healthcare. GPs have a crucial role to play in tackling the difference in health outcomes between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in our society.


Patients urged to think 3 before GP in Scotland

08 February 2018

Patients in Scotland are being asked to adopt a three-step approach when thinking of booking an appointment with their GP to help alleviate pressures on general practice.

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