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College urges cancer patients to ‘remain calm’ until GPs are given new guidance on Pfizer vaccine schedule

11 March 2021

The College has responded to a new research study recommending a review of the Pfizer vaccine schedule for cancer patients – and urges patients not to immediately contact their surgery or vaccination centre direct to try and book appointments for their second doses.


College announces new route to 'membership for all GPs'

08 March 2021

The RCGP is launching a new scheme to widen access to College membership for established GPs.


GP teams working ‘incredibly hard’ to vaccinate Group 6 patients, says RCGP

05 March 2021

Responding to claims that some patients in Group 6 of the JCVI’s priority list are being ‘denied’ vaccines, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs and our teams have been pulling out all the stops to vaccinate patients, with more than 20m people now having now received their first dose, and 75% of those in England being delivered in primary care. As long as there is vaccine supply, general practice will continue to play a key role in the vaccination programme until the whole population is protected from Covid-19.


College appoints new Chief Examiner

04 March 2021

College Chair Professor Martin Marshall and Dr Michael Mulholland, Vice Chair of Professional Development, have made the following announcement today:


RCGP ‘strongly urges’ health and care staff to have Covid-19 vaccine

03 March 2021

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams - and colleagues across the NHS - are working hard to vaccinate as many people as possible to protect them from Covid-19. We’ve already vaccinated more than 20m people – 75% of which have been delivered in general practice in England - and whilst overall take up is high, amongst groups where it is not, this needs to be identified, understood and addressed.


College calls on Care Quality Commission for action to address impact of inspections on BAME GPs

01 March 2021

RCGP Council has called on the Care Quality Commission for a series of measures to look at the impact of its inspections on GPs from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.


Statement on development of new exam module

01 March 2021

At its meeting on 26th February RCGP Council considered whether a new consultation assessment should be developed to replace both the CSA and the RCA (the temporary assessment put in place in lieu of the CSA during the Covid-19 pandemic).


Consultation data reflects new ways of working and timely GP care being delivered, says RCGP

25 February 2021

Responding to recent GP consultation data from NHS Digital, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs and our teams are currently working incredibly hard, with a central role in the Covid vaccination programme – delivering around 75% of vaccine doses in England – as well as continuing the expanded flu vaccination programme and delivering the care our patients rely on. Given the workload and workforce pressures general practice is facing, it’s really good to see that when patients need care, they are being seen in such a timely manner.


RCGP Scotland responds to the Health and Sport Committee's Report on Primary Care

16 February 2021

Responding to today's publication of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee's report, 'What should primary care look like for the next generation? Phase II', Dr David Shackles, Joint Chair of RCGP Scotland said:


RCGP responds to ‘fantastic achievement’ of giving 15m people their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

14 February 2021

Responding to today’s news that 15m people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in the UK:

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