Policy statement on Disability
Approved by Council of the RCGP,
14 June 2003
Conscious of the consequences and implications of disabilities for individuals, families, communities and society at large, the Royal College of General Practitioners seeks to:
- Facilitate the training and the practice of present and future General Practitioners through knowledge and skills which will help and enable disabled people to live independent lives with dignity,
- Encourage a wide spectrum of relevant research; and
- Liaise with Government, professional organisations, independent organisations, and other bodies, with a view to participating in the development of policy and services for the benefit of disabled people.