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RCGP launches 'common sense' guide to Ebola for GPs and their teams

31 October 2014

A step-by-step guide to help GP practices prepare for and deal with the Ebola outbreak is published today by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).


Young Carers put GPs and MPs in the 'hot seat'

30 October 2014

RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker will today take part in a health summit with 45 young carers – where she will be asked what GPs can do to identify and support children and teenagers who care for a family member.


RCGP response to Better Care Fund announcement

30 October 2014

Responding to the Department of Health's announcement on the Better Care Fund today, Chair of the RCGP Dr Maureen Baker, said:


RCGP response to Commons Defence Committee report on Veterans' mental health

30 October 2014

Responding to the Commons Defence Committee report, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, said: "Due to more recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and Iraq, a large number of our patients in general practice are now veterans or families of veterans so it is vital that GPs are properly prepared to provide the physical, mental and social support that they need.


Medical schools have a responsibility to 'big up' general practice

29 October 2014

The RCGP has commented on Richard Wakeford's editorial in the BMJ today.


GPs and Social workers join forces to avert the looming funding crisis in health and social care

29 October 2014

GPs and social workers are ideally placed to work together to implement radical solutions to the funding crises facing both general practice and social work, according to a joint report by The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and The College of Social Work (TCSW) launched today.


RCGP comment on patient de-registration

28 October 2014

The RCGP have commented on an article in Pulse on GP catchment areas.


GPs on alert for children at risk from cyber trolling

26 October 2014

The RCGP and NSPCC have launched a new Safeguarding Children toolkit


RCGP response to NHS England's road map for the future of the health service

23 October 2014

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, published today.


RCGP comment on new dementia DES

22 October 2014

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, said: "More resources to support GPs and primary care professionals to identify dementia in patients as early as possible is welcome, but we must ensure that this does not lead to the over-medicalisation of our patients.

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