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Partnership review 'optimistic and pragmatic' but needs the resources and workforce to deliver its recommendations

15 January 2019

Responding to the independent review into GP partnership, published today [Tuesday 15 January], Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The partnership model of general practice allows GPs to innovate in the best interests of our patients, it puts us at the centre of our communities, and it provides great value for money for the NHS.


Bad press can be 'soul-destroying' for hard-working and dedicated GPs, says College

15 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The media has a vital role to play in getting messages out to the public, as well as politicians and decision-makers – but there is certainly a balance to be had in terms of raising the profile of the intense resource and workforce pressures currently facing general practice, and pushing for solutions to it, and making sure the image portrayed doesn't deter potential GPs from entering the profession.


RCGPNI responds to review of medical school places in Northern Ireland

14 January 2019

Responding to the key findings and recommendations in the NI medical school places review, Chair of the Royal College of GPs NI Dr Grainne Doran said:


Missed appointments can indicate something is wrong, says College

11 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in BMC Medicine on missed appointments.


HRT study 'interesting' but shows association not causation and patients shouldn't panic, says RCGP

09 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in the British Medical Journal about HRT tablets being associated with a higher risk of serious blood clots.


Funding needed to ensure GP premises are fit for all patients, says RCGP

09 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a recent study from the Patients Association about patient feedback.


NHS Long Term Plan 'aspirational' says RCGP - but more GPs and increased funding for general practice are needed urgently

07 January 2019

Reacting to the NHS Long Term Plan launched today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The aspirations of today's plan are good for patients, and set a constructive direction of travel for the NHS and it is also good to see such a strong commitment to increasing resource for community care – but family doctors will now want to see the detail of what this means for frontline GPs and their teams over the coming months and years as they deliver care to over a million patients every day.


'Safe, convenient and clean' roads key to encouraging healthier lifestyles, says RCGP

04 January 2019

Responding to NICE's draft quality standard for encouraging physical activity, published today [Friday 4 January], Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


New cancer diagnosis research 'exciting' for the future of healthcare, says RCGP

03 January 2019

Responding to news that Cancer Research UK are embarking on new research into a breath test to aid cancer diagnosis, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Let your GP know if you can't make an appointment, RCGP urges patients

02 January 2019

Responding to efforts by NHS England to encourage patients to cancel GP appointments in good time if they can’t make them, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, said:

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