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RCGP Campaign Blogs

Catch up with the latest news on the RCGP's Put Patients First, Back General Practice campaign here


SCOTLAND Put Patients First campaign in Scottish Parliament

10 November 2017

General practice has been firmly on the Scottish Parliament’s agenda in recent weeks. Parliamentarians from across all of the main parties have focused their attention on GP funding, recruitment and the future of the profession.


NI One year on from Delivering Together

26 October 2017

One year ago, on 25 October 2016, the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill, launched 'Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together', an ambitious 10-year strategy to transform health and social care.


NI RCGP Annual Conference First5 reflections from Northern Ireland

25 October 2017

This year, the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference took place in Liverpool from 12 – 14 October. We were pleased to see many GPs representing the excellent work and innovation in general practice coming from Northern Ireland.


RCGP at Conservative Party Conference

06 October 2017

Hot off the heels of our successful influencing work at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, the College attended the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference in Manchester.


RCGP at Labour Conference

29 September 2017

The College had a very successful few days at the Annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton last week. Our Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and our Vice Chair Professor Martin Marshall spent three days working hard to promote the needs and interests of our members to the opposition party and to important representatives from other health organisations.


RCGP goes to Party Conferences

19 September 2017

RCGP is attending Labour and Conservative Party conference and our officers and staff are planning events and meetings to secure the best possible care for patients from a thriving General Practice service.


NI End of life care

08 September 2017

During Palliative Care week, Dr Laurence Dorman reflects on the importance of providing the best possible care for patients with terminal illnesses in the community. While a significant amount of end of life care is provided in hospices and hospitals, most palliative care provision is delivered by family doctors within the community.


NI Royal Colleges call for political action on healthcare reform

06 September 2017

With no Northern Ireland Assembly or Executive in place, the health and social care transformation that was promised , as part of the Bengoa Review and the previous Health Minister’s Delivering Together strategy, has been put on hold. As a result, we are sadly witnessing our healthcare system deteriorate with no budget or decision makers in place to address the challenges facing services, healthcare staff and ultimately patients.


NI Health and social care reform must be a top priority for politicians

18 August 2017

Improving health and social care services in Northern Ireland must be the top priority for all our politicians. This is the message that the Royal College of GPs has been delivering to political parties over the summer months…


Time to Act on Sexual and Reproductive Health

15 August 2017

The College has released a report on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in the UK. It's called 'Time to Act'. The report has found that there are significant obstacles to delivering a fully patient centred service.

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