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Abuse towards GPs ‘completely unacceptable’, says College

23 August 2021

The College has appeared in the media at the weekend, responding to reports of abuse towards GP teams.


College hits back at media criticism over face-to-face appointments

21 August 2021

The College is quoted in a story in today’s Telegraph, defending GPs against criticism over face to face appointments for patients.


College sets record straight on face-to-face GP appointments

20 August 2021

The College has appeared in today’s media, setting the record straight about face-to-face appointments in general practice. You can read our full statement here:


Patients deserve more GPs, says College

18 August 2021

Responding to a Cambridge University study revealing worsening GP shortages in disadvantaged areas, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GPs need guidelines to identify clinically vulnerable 12 to 15-year-olds for Covid vaccines, says College

14 August 2021

Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The RCGP agrees with the JCVI that offering vaccinations to at-risk 12-15 year olds is a sensible measure in order to protect them from Covid-19.


College demands more detail on upcoming Covid booster campaign

11 August 2021

Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams have worked incredibly hard to protect as many patients as possible from COVID-19. The vaccination is our route out of this pandemic, and the majority of the programme has been delivered in primary care.


RCGP announces Clare Gerada as new President

02 August 2021

Professor Dame Clare Gerada will be the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 20 November.


RCGP Scotland comment on drug related deaths figures

31 July 2021

Commenting on the publication of drug related death statistics for 2020 by National Records of Scotland (NRS) which showed that there were 1,339 deaths in 2020, an increase of 5% on 2019 and the highest figure on record, Dr Chris Williams Joint Chair of RCGP Scotland said:


College sounds SOS for general practice – and calls for rescue plan

29 July 2021

An emergency rescue package is needed for crisis-torn general practice if patients are to receive the care they need once the pandemic is over, the UK’s leading GP warns today.


Urgent action needed to address burnout in GP trainers and trainees, says RCGP

27 July 2021

Responding to the GMC’s National Training Survey, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

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