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

RCGP launches trailblazing LGBT e-learning suite for family doctors

16 January 2020

We want to ensure LGBT patients receive good, safe care, says Chair of RCGP as, together with the Government Equalities Office (GEO), we launch a suite of e-learning resources to support GPs to deliver the best possible care for LGBT patients.

New entrepreneur GPs join RCGP's Innovators Mentorship Programme

15 January 2020

A new cohort of GPs who have developed problem-solving innovations to improve primary care and patient experiences of general practice have joined the Royal College of GPs' Innovators Mentorship Programme (IMP).

Missed GP appointments are frustrating – but there may be underlying reasons why patients don't turn up, says College

12 January 2020

Read our full response to a story in today's Sunday Times on numbers of patients who book – then miss - GP appointments

RCGPNI welcomes GP priorities within new political deal

10 January 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) has welcomed the publication of a draft deal aimed at restoring the Stormont Assembly.

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