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Advice for patients

02 March 2020

Dr Jonathan Leach, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The most important thing for patients is not to be alarmed. It is still more likely that anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms will have the flu or a bad cold, not Covid-19.


Retired medics

01 March 2020

Dr Jonathan Leach, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of GPs, said: “It’s encouraging that the Government is exploring different options should the Covid-19 situation intensify, in order to ensure that the NHS and other public services are able to cope.


111

01 March 2020

Dr Jonathan Leach, Honorary Secretary for the Royal College of GPs, said: "NHS 111 is playing a vital role in helping to keep Covid-19 contained and should the situation intensify, demand will inevitably increase and this must be matched with appropriate resources, including clinical and non-clinical staff.


GP workforce figures still moving in the 'wrong direction', says RCGP

27 February 2020

Responding to the latest NHS Digital data on GP workforce Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GP numbers are continuing to move in the wrong direction with the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent GPs falling by 277 in a year.


College urges patients not to contact their GP for Covid-19 holiday cancellation letters

27 February 2020

The RCGP has heard reports of insurers and travel companies requesting GP letters in order for people to cancel holidays due to Covid-19, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


New Marmot report makes for 'stark reading' – Government must take heed of its recommendations

25 February 2020

In response to the 'Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on', Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Where a person lives, their socio-economic status or their background should not have an impact on their health or life expectancy. Yet, this is not the case, and today's review makes for stark reading.


Statement on Covid-19 (coronavirus)

25 February 2020

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


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.


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.

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