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Sexual and reproductive health services cannot fail, College warns, as number of STIs increases in England

04 June 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new report from Public Health England about sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


Focus on retention in interim NHS People Plan welcome and necessary, says RCGP

03 June 2019

Responding to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s interim NHS People Plan, published today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The NHS long-term plan contains aspirations that will be good for patients, but delivering it will depend on having the workforce – including thousands more GPs - to do so.


RCGP announces Amanda Howe as new President

31 May 2019

Professor Amanda Howe has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) following a national ballot of its membership.


Urgent action needed to prevent more 'heart-breaking' practice closures, says College

31 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an investigation, which found that more GP surgeries are shutting than ever before.


GP retention just as vital as recruitment, says RCGP responding to latest workforce figures

30 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the latest GP workforce figures from NHS Digital.


Triumph for College as recommendation made for GPs to be added to Shortage Occupation List

29 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to news that the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that GPs should be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL).


15-minute minimum consultations, continuity of care through 'micro-teams', and an end to isolated working: this is the future of general practice

21 May 2019

An end to the standard 10-minute GP consultation to allow family doctors to spend more time with patients with complex needs is core to the Royal College of GPs' vision for the future of general practice.


RCGP to honour pioneering psychoanalysts who transformed GP training with blue plaque at former London home

16 May 2019

Celebrated psychoanalysts, Michael and Enid Balint, who had a profound influence on the development of general practice around the world, will be honoured by the Royal College of General Practitioners with a blue plaque at their former Regents Park home this week.


New evidence on thyroid hormones 'powerful', but patients should not stop taking prescribed medication, says College

14 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an article in the BMJ about thyroid hormones.


Important to clarify evidence and cut through myths around HRT, says RCGP

14 May 2019

Responding to BBC Breakfast coverage of the menopause this morning, Dr Anne Connolly, Clinical Lead for Women's Health at the Royal College of GPs, said: "The menopause affects different women in different ways and for many their symptoms can negatively impact on their quality of life, so managing this is something that GPs take very seriously. But it's also something we need to empower women to understand better, and that includes raising awareness of the treatment options available to them.

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