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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


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.


Winter Pressures

07 February 2018

The RCGP has been hard at work over the winter for our members and for patients. With Winter Pressures at the forefront of every debate we have been influencing politicians in the Lords and the Commons on behalf of general practice.


Welsh Health Questions: EMIS, IT Failure, OOH Provision

02 February 2018

This week’s Health Questions in the Welsh Assembly would be of interest for many GPs, with topics under the spotlight including EMIS, the IT failure and out of hours provision.


NI tips before you see your GP

26 January 2018

Patients in Northern Ireland are being asked to consider a new three-step guide to help alleviate pressures in general practice.


3 Before GP launches in Wales

26 January 2018

RCGP Wales is asking patients to adopt a three-step mantra when booking an appointment with a GP.


Download your 3 Before GP poster

18 January 2018

The Royal College of GPs continues to raise awareness of the pressures on general practice, the first point of contact for millions of patients in the NHS. GPs and their wider team are under growing pressure as GP workload continues to increase.

The College has therefore launched a new campaign “Three before GP” which enables patients to help relieve pressures on GP services by adopting a three-step mantra before booking an appointment.


NI GPs call on politicians to put patients first and save our health service

12 January 2018

Early January marks one year since the collapse of our local political institutions. While we have faced over 365 days of no political decision making, our health and social care services continue to struggle under immense strain and pressure.


WALES Government faces questions over winter pressures

12 January 2018

Winter pressures have once again been making headlines. Over recent weeks media coverage has been dominated by stories focusing on the pressure facing our health and social care services.


NI A student perspective on why to choose general practice in Northern Ireland

27 November 2017

At the RCGPNI Awards Ceremony in early November, three students from Queen’s University Belfast were presented with prizes for their entries to our annual student essay competition.


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.

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