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RCGP Annual Conference & Exhibition 2020 postponed to 11-13 February 2021

28 April 2020

The RCGP has taken the decision to move its Annual Conference and Exhibition from the current dates in October 2020 to February 2021. As our members continue to be at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College felt it was right to delay the conference until next year. We hope all delegates who have already registered will understand our reasoning.


New COVID- like symptoms in children 'concerning', says College - but GPs working closely with paediatricians to respond

28 April 2020

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Covid-19 is a new virus, and we are learning more about it all the time, including that certain symptoms can be similar to other diseases.


College urges parents not to shun childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 for fear of 'burdening' the NHS

27 April 2020

College Chair Professor Martin Marshall has a letter in today's Guardian encouraging parents to take up the routine vaccination programme for their children while the pandemic is ongoing

You can read it in full here


It's 'crucial' that frontline GPs working during the COVID-19 pandemic feel safe when delivering care to patients, says RCGP

27 April 2020

Responding to Pulse's new survey, conducted between April 17 and 21, highlighting the importance of Personal Protective Equipment Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP calls on Home Secretary to 'urgently relax' rules on controlled medication for patients at the end of life during COVID-19

23 April 2020

Patients are experiencing 'unnecessary' pain and distress in the last days of their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic due to laws restricting the use of controlled drugs, the Royal College of GPs has warned today.


Understanding disproportionate COVID-19 mortality rates among BAME community 'vital', says RCGP

21 April 2020

In response to Public Health England's announcement of a formal review into why the black, Asian and minority ethnic community appear to be disproportionately affected by the virus Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


College warns of confusion between hay fever and COVID-19 symptoms

21 April 2020

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We would normally expect to see a number of patients at this time of year suffering with symptoms of allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever – an allergic reaction to various types of pollen. Typically, patients suffering with hay fever will experience symptoms such as a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, sore and watering eyes – but also sometimes a cough. Some of these presenting problems, especially a cough, can also be symptoms of COVID-19.


GP referrals save lives and ignoring symptoms or delaying treatment can lead to avoidable deaths, says RCGP

20 April 2020

Responding to new research from the British Journal of General Practice 'Association between use of urgent suspected cancer referral and mortality and stage at diagnosis: a 5-year national cohort study' Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


RCGP calls on Government for 'Remote Care' plan for patients during COVID-19

19 April 2020

Access to basic IT hardware and software is preventing some GPs from carrying out remote consultations with their patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the results of a survey released today by the Royal College of GPs.


College Chair Martin Marshall updates members on supplies and use of PPE in general practice

19 April 2020

Professor Martin Marshall emailed College members across the UK on Sunday 19 April with the following message.

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