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Encouraging upsurge in GP recruitment - but must not rest on our laurels, says RCGP

22 August 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to latest workforce figures from NHS Digital.


RCGP welcomes international recruitment boost to ease GP shortages

22 August 2017

Responding to NHS England’s plans to recruit 2,000 overseas doctors to join the GP workforce in England, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Patient safety paramount in drive to increase GP numbers

21 August 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to Health Education England's latest 'Targeted GP Training' proposals, published today.


Colleges join forces to make young people's mental health a priority

21 August 2017

The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles that they hope will lead to tangible actions to improve the care and support of children and young people (CYP) with mental health problems.


Prospect of losing new GPs so early in their careers could be disastrous for the NHS, says RCGP

17 August 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a University of Warwick study published today, which reveals two-thirds of trainee GPs plan to work in NHS general practice.


Important for GPs to be aware of up to date clinical guidelines around physical activity, says RCGP

15 August 2017

Chair of the Royal College of GPs Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has responded to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today on GPs awareness of national physical activity guidelines.


Changes in duration of courses of antibiotics are options for further exploration, says RCGP

15 August 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to two studies published the British Journal of General Practice today on the use of antibiotics to treat sore throats.


RCGP will continue to push for longer GP training programme despite Review recommendation

11 August 2017

In response to the Shape of Training report, published today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


CCG underspend incredibly frustrating - money for general practice must be spent on general practice

11 August 2017

Responding to an article in the HSJ today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The news we are hearing that CCGs across England have underspent by almost £200m on money earmarked for primary care services over the last year, and that the saved money is being used to reduce hospital deficits is incredibly frustrating.


RCGP sounds caution over buying Viagra online

11 August 2017

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to NHS Digital figures showing a marked increase in prescriptions for sildenafil over the last decade.

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