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Latest workforce figures ‘reflect the harsh reality’ of working in NHS general practice

29 August 2019

Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the latest GP workforce figures released by NHS Digital earlier today.


Fewer cancers diagnosed as emergencies is testament to vigilance of GPs, says RCGP

28 August 2019

Responding to new research published in the British Journal of General Practice showing a decrease in cancers diagnosed as emergencies, Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Opioid situation in the UK is ‘not simple’, says RCGP

27 August 2019

Responding to a Sunday Times investigation into rising numbers of opioids prescriptions alongside increasing death rates from oxycodone and fentanyl – as well as news reports today of pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson are facing legal action for their role in the ‘opioid crisis’ in the US, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Update on MRCGP fees

21 August 2019

The RCGP has announced a 2% rise in MRCGP examination fees. This is the first rise in exam fees since 2017/18 and is below the rate of inflation over the same period.


Disingenuous to suggest GPs are shirking responsibilities to patients, says RCGP

19 August 2019

Responding to media reports on GP surgery opening hours today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs and our teams are working under intense resource and workforce pressures - and it is disingenuous to insinuate that we are in some way shirking our responsibilities to patients.


System-wide approach to tackling falling childhood vaccination rates welcome, says RCGP

18 August 2019

Responding to the Government's childhood vaccination strategy, launched today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


More targeted approach to health checks welcome, but method needs careful consideration, says RCGP

16 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a government announcement that it will put an end to 'one size fits all' NHS health checks.


Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says RCGP

14 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP has responded to a report from the National Centre for Social Research on attitudes towards emergency health services and GP services.


Important for parents to understand antibiotics are not the answer to many common childhood illnesses, says RCGP

13 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to research from the British Journal of General Practice on antibiotics prescriptions for children.


Promises of more GPs must be delivered to avoid waiting times getting worse, says College

12 August 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a survey by Pulse magazine that has found patients are waiting for more than two weeks on average for a routine GP appointment.

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