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GPs take cancer referrals ‘incredibly seriously’ – new study shows importance of clinical judgement and need for better access to diagnostics

05 October 2021

Responding to the latest BMJ research about the number of patients referred for urgent cancer investigations:


Continuity of care has many benefits but requires resources and time to deliver it, says RCGP

05 October 2021

Responding to a study in the British Journal of General Practice on continuity of care in general practice.


Current onslaught having dangerous impact on the wellbeing of GP teams and relationships with patients, says College

03 October 2021

The College was quoted in an article in The Observer this Sunday on the impact of recent public criticism about access to GP services on GPs and our teams.


Group consultations have benefits but no patient will ever be forced to attend, says RCGP

02 October 2021

Responding to a recent Daily Mail article about GPs offering group consultations:


Misconception that GPs aren’t seeing patients face-to-face, shows new data

30 September 2021

Responding to today’s NHS Digital data on appointments in general practice


Different patients have different needs - but all are impacted by resource and workforce pressures in general practice

29 September 2021

Responding to today’s Daily Mail article suggesting patients face a postcode lottery when it comes to accessing face-to-face appointments:


College hits back at anti-GP media coverage on prescribing

22 September 2021

Sections of today’s media are once again criticising GPs, this time for their prescribing skills. You can read the full College response below.


‘Part time’ working in general practice often means working longer than full time hours, says College

22 September 2021

Please see below our reaction to the Daily Mail’s reporting of fewer appointments being delivered in general practice on Fridays.


GPs and patients are ‘on the same side’ over face to face appointments – but chronic GP shortages make it hard to guarantee safe care, says College

20 September 2021

Please read below for our reaction to the Daily Mail’s campaign on face to face appointments.


Banbridge doctor wins GP of the Year Award

20 September 2021

The Royal College of General Practitioners, which represents over 1500 GPs across Northern Ireland, is proud to announce that Dr Jonathan Dillon of Banbridge Medical Practice has been awarded GP of the Year 2021.

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