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RCGP response to Imperial College research into alternative providers of GP services

24 April 2015

In response to research from Imperial College London that has found alternative providers of primary care in the NHS, including private sector companies, do not perform as well as traditional GP practices.


RCGP response to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy report on patient self-referral to physios

22 April 2015

Responding to a CSP report saying that allowing patients to self-refer to physiotherapists for treatment would free up millions of GP appointments, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Updated guidance for professionals who provide care after death

22 April 2015

The second edition of guidance for the wide range of staff responsible for care after death is launched today.


Scotland up to 900 GPs short by 2020

22 April 2015

Scotland could be facing a shortfall of up to 915 GPs by 2020, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland). If the Scottish population increases at the highest estimate of predicted growth, 915 extra GPs will be needed to regain and maintain coverage per head of population as it stood in 2009. Even if growth were to be at its lower predicted rate, 563 extra GPs will be needed.


Does your family doctor deserve to be GP of the Year 2015?

22 April 2015

The RCGP Northern Ireland are proud to announce the opening of nominations for the GP of the Year Award 2015. This is the 13th year of the prestigious award which aims to recognise the outstanding work of general practitioners in Northern Ireland, and we want to hear from you!


Four to contest next RCGP presidency

21 April 2015

Four candidates are standing for election to be President of the Royal College of GPs when Professor Mike Pringle stands down at the end of his three-year term in November.


RCGP response to BMA survey on GP workforce

15 April 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “These findings confirm what the College has been saying for some time about the chronic lack of family doctors across the country, and the devastating impact this could have on the future of general practice, the wider NHS, and most importantly, our patients.


RCGP response to Conservative Party's pledge of future NHS funding

11 April 2015

RCGP Chair says commitments to extra funding must be delivered


RCGP response to BMA survey of 15,000 GPs

09 April 2015

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “As our population ages, GPs are managing diseases and conditions that even a decade ago would have been automatically referred to hospital consultants, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet patients’ needs within the confines of the traditional 10-minute consultation.


New film puts Hep C in the primary care spotlight

08 April 2015

A new film to raise awareness and increase knowledge of hepatitis C among GPs and other primary care practitioners has been launched today by the Royal College of GPs, the Hepatitis C Trust and HCV Action.

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