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RCGP response to CQC announcement on 'special measures' for GP practices

14 August 2014

The RCGP has responded to the Care Quality Commission announcement on 'special measures' for GP practices.


Thousands of doctors prevented from returning to GP workforce by red tape

13 August 2014

Up to 5,000 family doctors who have emigrated or opted for early retirement are being prevented by needless red tape from returning to the GP workforce if they wish to – at a time of a growing crisis in general practice, according to new research.


RCGP response to NHS England announcement on MPIG funding

13 August 2014

The RCGP has responded to the news that NHS England will delay the withdrawal of Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) funding for two years for the worst hit practices.


Patients in peril due to threat of GP practice closures says RCGP

06 August 2014

RCGP Chair says GP care is the most cost effective way of caring for patients


RCGP response to Cancer Research UK study linking aspirin to preventing cancer

06 August 2014

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to research from Queen Mary University of London, funded by Cancer Research UK, that has shown that taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer.


RCGP comment on Public Health England report on antibiotics prescribing

05 August 2014

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has responded to research on antibiotics prescribing by Public Health England and University College London, published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy today.


Crisis hit GP surgeries forced to turn away millions of patients

28 July 2014

GP surgeries are so overstretched due to the lack of investment in general practice that in 2015 on more than 51.3m occasions patients in England will be unable to get an appointment to see a GP or nurse when they contact their local practice, according to new research.


Petition to save General Practice

24 July 2014

RCGP asks patients to sign petition calling on Northern Ireland Executive to save General Practice


RCGP response to GP Taskforce report

22 July 2014

College welcomes recommendation to get qualified GPs back into the profession

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