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Doctors Rangan Chatterjee and Zoe Williams encourage GPs to pledge to parkrun

09 May 2019

TV personality Dr Zoe Williams will be among more than 1,000 GPs and practice staff expected to take part in a special parkrun UK event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative. The special event is also being supported by author, GP and star of BBC One's Dr in the House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, and Chair of the RCGP, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.


New GP workforce figures 'disheartening but unsurprising', says RCGP

07 May 2019

Responding to new figures from the BBC and Nuffield Trust about falling GP number, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "These figures are disheartening but will be unsurprising for GPs – and their patients - across the country who are feeling the impact of relentless workforce pressures in general practice on a daily basis.


Urgent investment needed to alleviate 'intense resource and workforce pressure' on GP out-of-hours services, says RCGP

03 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an investigation about out-of-hours GP services.


GP teams need much better access to cancer diagnostic tools, says College

01 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a piece of new research from Pancreatic Cancer UK.


RCGP announces seven candidates for College President

01 May 2019

Seven candidates are standing to succeed Professor Mayur Lakhani as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners when he demits office after his two-year term in November.


RCGP welcomes government commitment of high-speed fibreoptic broadband for every GP practice

01 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We are incredibly encouraged to hear of Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock's commitment to ensure all GP surgeries will be equipped with very high speed broadband via fibre optic cable to the premises as soon as possible, with around 70% by 2020 – this is one of the key calls in our Technology Manifesto, launched today.


College calls on Health Secretary to make NHS a world leader in tech by getting the basics right first

30 April 2019

A robust and joined-up IT system across the NHS needs to be prioritised before a technological 'revolution' in patient care can truly happen, the Royal College of GPs has said in its new 'tech manifesto' released today (Tuesday).


Child obesity 'mustn't be swept under the carpet', says RCGP

28 April 2019

Commenting on research being presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Greater access to diagnostic tools in the community needed to further improve appropriate cancer referral, says RCGP

26 April 2019

Responding to new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine on lung cancer in non-smokers, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Lung cancer can be very difficult to diagnose in primary care as one key symptom is coughing, which can also be a sign of much more common, less serious conditions – particularly if the patient is a non-smoker.


New cancer referral figures are 'testament to the hard work and dedication of GPs and their teams', says College

23 April 2019

The RCGP has paid tribute to dedicated family doctors in its response to NHS England's announcement that cancer checks have topped two million for the first time.

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