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Flu rises again in England putting increasing pressure on general practice services

11 January 2018

Flu affected nearly 22,000 patients in general practice in the first week of 2018, according to the latest figures from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Research and Surveillance Centre.


RCGP welcomes 'timely and sensible' decision by Care Quality Commission to pause routine inspections of GP practices

10 January 2018

Professor Helen Stokes Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This will be music to the ears of hard pressed GPs who are working flat out to care for patients in the face of winter pressures.


RCGP response to Pulse survey on non-urgent general practice services

10 January 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GP practices, like hospitals, are facing intense pressures this winter. We need to prioritise the services we deliver to patients based on urgency of need and sometimes this means offering fewer appointments for routine or non-urgent services.


GPs in Northern Ireland call on politicians to 'put patients first and save our health service'

09 January 2018

GPs in Northern Ireland are calling on politicians to 'put patients first' and resolve the year of political deadlock following the collapse of the NI Assembly.


College reaction to Cabinet reshuffle

08 January 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This is a critical role at a critical time for general practice and the wider NHS and we will continue to work constructively with Jeremy Hunt in his expanded role as Secretary of State for both Health and Social Care in England.


RCGP Wales welcomes Welsh Government's measures to ease winter pressures

05 January 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales have welcomed Welsh Government measures to combat winter pressures but have called for earlier action in the future.


GP data shows increased flu presentations across England

05 January 2018

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The latest data from our Research and Surveillance Centre (until 31 December 2017) is showing that more patients are presenting to GP practices with flu-like symptoms than earlier in 2017. Whilst this is currently within seasonally-expected levels, we are also hearing anecdotal reports of increased demand at surgeries this week.


Entire NHS facing winter pressures, says RCGP

03 January 2018


Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has addressed the winter pressures challenging the NHS.

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