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RCGP and BMA statement on the latest plans for GPDPR

19 July 2021

Health Minister Jo Churchill has today written to all GPs in England, setting out plans for the next steps for the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme and extending the timeframe beyond 1 September.


RCGP broadly supportive of expanded flu programme but urgent questions remain

17 July 2021

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.


College launches first online exhibition, Women at the heart of general practice

15 July 2021

The Royal College of GPs has launched its first online exhibition, Women at the heart of general practice, to mark women’s contribution to general practice and explore the many changes in the profession since the first British women pioneers began to take formal medical qualifications.


GPs and teams advise patients on lifestyle choices but ‘prescribing’ certain foods ‘inappropriate’, says RCGP

15 July 2021

Responding to the National Food Strategy, published today, particularly on the proposal for GPs to prescribe fruit and veg to patients, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.


Immigration status should be no barrier to general practice or COVID-19 vaccination, says RCGP

15 July 2021

Responding to an investigation, by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which found that a number of GP surgeries were not registering undocumented migrants, Dr Victoria Tzortziou-Brown, joint Honorary Secretary for the Royal College of GPs, said the following


Safety of patients and healthcare professionals must be paramount as restrictions eased, says RCGP

09 July 2021

Ahead of current plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "As social distancing restrictions are eased later this month, it’s inevitable that we will face an increase in the number of people being infected with Covid-19 - the Health Secretary himself has suggested we will potentially see 100,000 new cases a day. This will have significant implications for general practice, the wider NHS, and public health in general.


Highest patient satisfaction rates in three years shows GP hard work and dedication throughout pandemic, says RCGP

08 July 2021

Responding to the latest GP Patient Survey, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "For patient satisfaction in general practice to be so high following a year of unprecedented pressure is testament to the incredible efforts of GPs and their teams throughout the pandemic. Despite the challenges the profession has faced, patients have reported an increase in patients reporting a good experience; 95% of patients say they have confidence and trust in the healthcare professional they saw; and 94% say their needs were met when they last visited their local practice.


GPs must be at the heart of NHS reforms, says College

07 July 2021

Responding to the First Reading of the Health and Care Bill, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The RCGP have long called for better integration of care across health systems and, while the aims of the Health & Care Bill introduced into Parliament today are a step in the right direction, the measure of success will be how the legislative changes are implemented. It's vital that the right balance is struck between providing a clear national framework to support integrated care, while remaining flexible enough to be shaped by local providers and patient populations.


Details of booster campaign needed 'urgently', says RCGP

30 June 2021

Responding to news from the Department of Health and Social Care about a COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign this Autumn, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.


Response to cervical cancer screenings in Scotland

25 June 2021

RCGP Scotland Joint Chair Dr David Shackles said the following.

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