RCGP policy areas
The RCGP regularly produces policy statements and reports setting out the College's position on important issues affecting primary care.
Topics are listed A-Z. Select a letter to find out more about specific topics and our position on them.
The role of the RCGP Sex, Drugs and HIV Group (SDHIVG) is to provide support to the College’s work in sexual health and in the area of drug misuse.
GP access is a popular topic in public debate about the NHS – with politicians and the media often quick to call for initiatives to 'improve' access for patients. However, there is little agreement about what 'good' access to general practice looks like, and the term is often used to describe a range of diverse projects – from offering consultations via Skype to providing extended practice opening hours. The RCGP's policy work in this area seeks to highlight how GPs on the ground are working to improve access for their patients, and what challenges they are facing to achieve this.
Overview and analysis of the RCGP position on assisted dying following a consultation with the College membership
The RCGP has published a position statement (updated January 2013) on registration of vulnerable migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, with GP practices.
Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least 1% of the population, with those on the spectrum demonstrating an increase in premature mortality. This guidance provides the College’s position and recommendations to ensure GPs ensure patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders receive equitable access to healthcare.