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College welcomes review into application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare

06 February 2018

Responding to Jeremy Hunt's announcement of a review, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We welcome this government review as a means of better understanding the lessons that can be learned from this case.


Royal College of GPs defends 'remarkable' NHS in response to Donald Trump tweet

05 February 2018

Responding to a tweet by US President Donald Trump claiming that the NHS is 'going broke and not working' Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GP workforce in 'precarious state' and needs urgent increase in GP numbers, says RCGP

03 February 2018

Responding to research from the University of Exeter on reasons GPs leave the workforce, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This research provides important understanding into why GPs are leaving the profession – and hammers home why the College's calls for thousands more GPs must be heard and acted upon.


'Substantial efforts' needed to retain more GPs, says RCGP

01 February 2018

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to analysis of workforce data by Pulse magazine.


RCGP statement on NHS England flu letter

01 February 2018

Responding to a letter from NHS England to GPs asking practices not to order vaccines for next year until new guidance has been issued, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Flu rates overall on the decrease - but not everywhere, latest RCGP figures show

01 February 2018

Flu rates have decreased overall across England for the first time this year, but rates in some areas of the country still continue to increase, according to the latest figures from the Royal College of GPs' Research and Surveillance Centre.


GP consultation room is a 'safe space' for LGBT patients, says RCGP

30 January 2018

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study about patients' sexual orientation published in the British Journal of General Practice today.


Online consultations need careful consideration, says RCGP

30 January 2018

Responding to a study published on electronic alternatives to face-to-face consultations with GPs in the British Journal of General Practice, Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Innovative use of technology must continue to be explored in general practice, as long as it is safe, effective and leads to better outcomes for our patients, the GP practice and the NHS as a whole. Patient safety must be paramount in any clinical consultations.


RCGP Wales warns change to IT system could be detrimental to patient care

29 January 2018

GPs in Wales are facing a change in IT systems. EMIS, one of two systems used in Wales, will not be used in the future after failing to pass the procurement process.


Paracetamol or ibuprofen best treatment for sore throats, says RCGP

26 January 2018

Responding to new NICE and PHE recommendations on the best treatment for sore throats, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Respiratory tract infections or sore throats, can make you feel rotten, and GPs understand our patients wanting access to something that will make them feel better, but in the majority of cases this won't be – and shouldn't be - antibiotics.

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