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GPs need support to increase HIV testing in primary care

01 December 2016

Responding to new NICE guidelines on HIV care, published today, RCGP Clinical Lead for HIV, sexual and reproductive health, Dr Philippa Matthews, said:


Patients can improve their physical health and mental wellbeing by doing regular exercise, says RCGP

30 November 2016

Dr Zoe Williams, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, has responded to research by the University of Oxford which claims that certain sports can cut the risk of dying prematurely by almost half.


The opportunity for more options and flexibility for experienced GPs is excellent, says RCGP

30 November 2016

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt's announcement of a GP Career Plus Scheme pilot that will launch in 2017/18.


Emphasis on combination therapies for lower back pain offers flexibility for GPs and our patients, says RCGP

30 November 2016

Chair of the RCGP Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has commented on the updated NICE guidelines for lower back pain, published today.


Telephone triage systems are designed to help patients, says RCGP

28 November 2016

Responding to an article in the Daily Mail on the use of alternative appointment booking systems in GP practice, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Relentless GP workload is a threat to our patients' safety, says RCGP

25 November 2016

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has responded to a new survey out today from the British Medical Association which highlights the relentless workloads in general practice and the danger this is posing to our patients' safety.


Joining up care for older people with frailty

24 November 2016

A new joint report from the Royal College of GPs and the British Geriatrics Society has been published today, showcasing how GPs and geriatricians are collaborating to design and lead innovative schemes to improve the provision of integrated care for older people with frailty.


Realistic messages are important for patients to be healthier, says new RCGP Chair

21 November 2016

Clarifying comments reported in the media this weekend, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Maureen Baker's speech at the RCGP's Annual General Meeting

18 November 2016

Professor Maureen Baker has made her final speech as Chair of the Royal College of GPs:


GPs take decisions to prescribe medication for patients at high risk of stroke very seriously, says RCGP

16 November 2016

Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP, has responded to a new study by researchers at the University of Birmingham on the number stroke patients who weren't given medicine designed to prevent them.

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