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Royal College of GPs remains opposed to change in the law on assisted dying

21 February 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners will continue to oppose a change in the law on assisted dying, following a consultation of its members. The decision was ratified by the RCGP's governing Council today.


College launches new MyRCGP app

14 February 2020

College members can now keep up-to-date with College news 'on the move' via the new MyRCGP app.


Statement on Covid-19 (coronavirus)

11 February 2020

Latest statement from the Royal College of GPs on Statement on Covid-19 (coronavirus).


Scrapping partnership model won't help meet workforce targets, says RCGP

11 February 2020

Responding to the latest Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report 'Realising the neighbourhood NHS: Delivering a new deal for primary care in England' Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The College is hugely supportive of the partnership model of general practice, within a mixed and flexible economy of contractual models. It allows GPs to innovate in the best interests of local populations and it provides excellent value for money for the NHS.


New GP contract 'catalyst' to deliver promised funding and workforce to general practice, says RCGP

06 February 2020

Responding to the new GP contract negotiated by the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


College can't support FGM screening in general practice without evidence of its benefit for patients

06 February 2020

In response to the latest manifesto from ACTION: FGM, a coalition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Female Genital Mutation (FGM) is a horrific crime that affects women and girls around the world, including here in the UK, with serious long-term and in some cases fatal implications. It's appalling that it is still happening in the 21st century.


College defends GPs on lung cancer diagnosis

05 February 2020

The RCGP has responded to a Guardian article 'Late diagnosis of lung cancer hitting survival rate, study says' that featured on Friday 31 January. This letter has been published today.


Workload and lack of time with patients must be tackled to address GP burnout

27 January 2020

Responding to research in the BMJ Open on stress and burn out in doctors, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Planned Belfast GP closures shows need for investment

24 January 2020

The chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners NI has branded news that two GP practices serving thousands of patients in Belfast are set to close as terrible for both staff and patients.


Energy conference cancelled after College concerns

16 January 2020

The College has announced today that an oil and gas conference due to take place at its headquarters has been cancelled

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