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NHS GP patient survey results are testament to the incredible job that GPs are doing despite difficult circumstances, says RCGP

13 July 2020

Responding to NHS England’s GP Patient Survey Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The GP Patient Survey shows that 95% of patients had trust and confidence in the last GP or allied health professional they saw with 94% reporting that their needs were met in their last appointment. This is reassuring and a testament to the incredible jobs that GPs and their teams are doing under difficult circumstances.


RCGP responds to Daily Telegraph article criticising the NHS’ handling of COVID-19 pandemic

09 July 2020

Contrary to Allison Pearson’s criticism of the NHS for its handling of COVID-19, GPs have certainly not been ‘lazy and doing almost nothing’. GPs and their teams have been working incredibly hard, often at risk to their own health, to ensure patients receive good, safe care throughout the pandemic.


College responds to Daily Telegraph article suggesting GPs abandoned untested COVID patients

08 July 2020

Saturday’s Daily Telegraph featured an article suggesting GPs abandoned untested COVID patients. We issued a statement to the Telegraph which has been published in full today.


RCGP calls for less arduous regulation and more trust in the profession post-COVID

07 July 2020

A permanent reduction in red tape and bureaucracy to give GPs the time they need to manage the aftermath of COVID-19 at a community level is one of the calls in a new Royal College of GPs’ report, published today, looking at how the pandemic will shape the future of general practice.


GPs will be at the forefront of helping patients cope with ‘lingering and difficult legacy’ of COVID-19 – but will need support, says College

07 July 2020

GPs are predicting a ‘lingering and difficult legacy’ of illness and disease left by COVID-19 and must be appropriately supported to care for patients in its aftermath, the Royal College of GPs warns in a new report out today.


College responds to Mail on Sunday criticising GPs over remote appointments

05 July 2020

Today’s Mail on Sunday (5 June) features an article criticising GPs for new ways of working during the pandemic. We issued a statement to the MoS but the article has been selectively edited to include only one of our lines, so here it is in full.


Minimising the spread of the virus remains a top priority as many GP practices prepare to open for face-to-face consultations again, says College

03 July 2020

Dr Jonathan Leach, Honorary Secretary for the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams have been working hard throughout the pandemic delivering care to both patients with COVID and those with non-COVID conditions.


General practice will not become a remote service post-COVID, says RCGP

02 July 2020

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Following the introduction of lockdown, and in line with Government advice, general practice has swiftly and drastically changed the way it works with the majority of GPs continuing to care for our patients remotely. This has been to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community and keep GPs, our teams and our patients as safe as possible.


PPE supplied to GPs must be safe and effective, says RCGP

01 July 2020

Responding to reports that some PPE supplied to GP practices and care homes has been recalled, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams are at the frontline of tackling and managing the COVID-19 virus in the community, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. It is essential that they have access to appropriate and effective PPE equipment in order to keep themselves, their teams and their patients safe while delivering care.”


RCGP announces exclusive agreement with Wesleyan

01 July 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced Wesleyan as its exclusive financial advice provider.

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