When prescribed in small doses and for a short time, HRT is an effective form of treatment, says RCGP

23 August 2016

Honorary Treasurer at the RCGP, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard responds to new research out today from the British Journal of Cancer, on the link between Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and increased risk of breast cancer.

Measures to address diet and lifestyle essential to tackle childhood obesity, says College

18 August 2016

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, spokesperson for the Royal College of GPs, said: “We are currently seeing a dangerous epidemic of childhood obesity across the country – the tragedy being that overweight children invariably have a life marred by ill-health, and increased risk of conditions such as cancer and diabetes ahead of them.

Diary note - RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference, 6-8 October 2016

17 August 2016

RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference 2016: Energising Primary Care - Harrogate International Centre, 6-8 October 2016

GP receptionists integral to patient care, says RCGP

15 August 2016

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a BJGP report on GP receptionists' role in patient care.

Mind finds ‘Worrying’ levels of stress among primary care staff

11 August 2016

Mind has today released research¹ revealing that almost nine in ten (88%) primary care workers find their work life stressful, significantly higher than the wider UK workforce (56%)². The poll of over 1,000 NHS workers in primary care, including GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and their colleagues, also showed that work is currently the most stressful area of their lives, ahead of their finances, health, family life and relationships.

GPs must be recognised as specialists in general practice, say RCGP and the BMA

09 August 2016

The Royal College of GPs and the BMA have released a joint statement saying that the recognition of GPs as specialists in general practice/family medicine in the UK is long overdue.

Clarity RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs experiencing technical difficulties

08 August 2016

We are aware that the Clarity/RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs is currently unavailable due to a technical issue.

Blanket ban on non-urgent GP referrals could endanger patient trust and safety, says RCGP

08 August 2016

Responding to plans by a CCG in Merseyside to suspend all non-urgent referrals to hospitals by GPs to ease winter pressures, Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

Paramedics provide a vital and invaluable service to the NHS, and the community, says RCGP

02 August 2016

Commenting on the role of paramedics in the community, RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker has said:

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