RCGP Wales responds to Welsh Government's health and social care hub investment

Publication date: 06 December 2017

The Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales have reacted to news of a £68million Welsh Government investment in health and care centres across Wales.

Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales, said:

"RCGP Wales have called for a dedicated fund to improve the quality of GP surgeries. Our initial impression is that this investment is a positive step towards that.

"General practice is facing increasing demand due to an ageing population with more multiple long-term conditions. As more care will be delivered within the community closer to people's homes, this demand is only set to increase. It is therefore essential that we ensure that GP surgeries are fit for purpose.

"While we welcome the Cabinet Secretary's announcement, it is vital that those at the frontline are involved in the details of how this investment will be delivered. In addition all surgeries need to be able to access support to improve premises in order to better meet patient needs.

"We hope this investment goes some way to address one of the many challenges facing general practice. RCGP Wales looks forward to working with the Welsh Government to ensure that we can deliver high quality care in the community."

Further Information

Louis Urruty
RCGP Wales Policy and Public Affairs Officer
020 3188 7767

Notes to editor

  1. The Royal College of GPs Wales represents a network of around 2,000 GPs, aiming to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on resources, education, training, research and clinical standards.
  2. Further details of the investment can be found at: http://gov.wales/newsroom/health-and-social-services/2017/care-centres/?lang=en&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm

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