College’s latest retaliation against media criticism of GPs

02 September 2021

College Chair Martin Marshall has another letter published in the Telegraph today, hitting back at derogatory articles about GPs by two of its regular columnists.

Blood vial shortage must be resolved soon, says College

31 August 2021

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The shortage of blood test tubes is really unfortunate at a time when the NHS is trying to get back to some normality and many patients are already facing long delays for hospital treatment as a result of the pandemic backlog.

College defends GPs against media criticism of remote consulting

30 August 2021

Responding to coverage of House of Commons Library figures on remote consultations in sections of the media over the weekend, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s influential PM programme to defend GPs against unfair criticism and set out the College’s position on remote consulting.

College continues to push back against media criticism of GPs

28 August 2021

College Chair Professor Martin Marshall has a letter published in today’s Times, reiterating the message that the crisis in general practice is not about how much GPs earn – but about excessive workload and workforce shortages.

‘Defend general practice - don’t denigrate and demoralise hardworking GPs’, says College Chair

27 August 2021

College Chair Professor Martin Marshall has a letter published in today’s Telegraph, calling for an end to the ‘sustained campaign of criticism’ against GPs by certain sections of the media throughout the pandemic.

GP workload is growing – but GP workforce isn’t big enough to give patients the care they need, says College

27 August 2021

College Chair Martin Marshall features in the Telegraph news story today, defending GPs in a story that is critical of GP pay. While pay and conditions are not the remit of the College, he has some important messages about tackling health inequalities and reiterates that general practice has been delivering care and services to patients throughout the pandemic.

Outbreaks of childhood diseases must not become a devastating legacy of Covid, says College

25 August 2021

The College appears in today’s Guardian, responding to a worrying fall in take-up of child vaccines during the pandemic and highlighting the hard work that GPs have been doing to immunise children and young people, in addition to delivering two thirds of all Covid vaccines.

RCGP Scotland response to the publication of the NHS Recovery Plan

25 August 2021

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government's NHS Recovery Plan, Dr Chris Williams, Joint Chair of RCGP Scotland said:

College welcomes blood pressure tests in pharmacies – but urgent progress still needed to recruit and retain GPs

24 August 2021

The College appears in a front-page story in The Times today, reacting to the announcement that every NHS pharmacy in England will be able to provide blood pressure checks to people aged 40 and over from October. The College welcomes the move - but we reiterate our calls for urgent action to recruit and retain thousands more GPs to ease the pressures on general practice and give GPs more time to care for patients with complex needs.

Protect patients by looking after hardworking GPs who provide their care, says College

23 August 2021

We have responded to a study on worsening GP turnover, published today by the University of Manchester.

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