Making a difference
As the first point of contact most patients have with the NHS, general practice is often the subject of significant public debate in the pages of national newspapers and amongst politicians across the UK.
The RCGP acts as a strong voice for high quality patient care in general practice in this public debate. Our national campaign – Put patients first: Back general practice – is calling on the four Governments of the UK to invest properly in general practice so that GPs can protect and strengthen care for their patients.
We also undertake in-depth research and analysis of some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS, and propose solutions that will improve patient care.
We have established an independent Inquiry into Patient Centred Care in the 21st Century to explore how the NHS can meet the changing needs of patients at a time when a growing number of people are living with long term conditions.
Put Patients First: Back General Practice
Our Policy areas are listed A-Z and explain the RCGP's position on issues concerning GPs
The College responds to over 100 consultations each year and welcomes input from our members
The RCGP is committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training, we work to shape the health care agenda in the UK and internationally
Read the RCGP report on shaping care around patients and the potential to transform health services and deliver better outcomes