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RCGP to support decriminalisation of abortion

22 February 2019

The Royal College of General Practitioners' UK Council has passed a motion to support the decriminalisation of abortion, saying that the procedure should be governed by medical regulatory frameworks, not the criminal justice system.


RCGP welcomes plans to roll out mental health support for NHS staff

20 February 2019

Responding to Government plans to enhance the mental health support available to NHS staff, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, like our patients, can suffer from both physical and mental health problems, so it is essential that we have quick and easy access to the appropriate care and support when we need it.


HRT can help many women, but isn't suitable for everyone, says RCGP

20 February 2019

Responding to reports of a BBC Inside Out London documentary that claims GPs have 'forgotten' about the menopause, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The menopause can be a difficult time for many women and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can certainly help, specifically with the relief of symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, but it isn't for everyone – and there is nothing in the NICE guidelines to suggest that all or even most women with menopause symptoms should be prescribed it.


Daffodils set the standard for end of life care

13 February 2019

GP surgeries will now be able to display a 'daffodil mark' as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of GPs and the terminal illness charity Marie Curie.


Better access to alternative mental health treatments for all patients urgently needed, says College

12 February 2019


Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new study in the BJGP about depression in older people.


Efforts to boost general practice workforce will be 'imperative' in forthcoming strategy, says RCGP

12 February 2019

Responding to 'A Critical Moment', published by The Health Foundation today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This report further highlights the dire straits that the general practice workforce is currently in – and hammers home just how much we need to see every effort taken to increase the numbers of family doctors working in the NHS.


RCGP welcomes CMO advice for parents on screen time for children

07 February 2019

Responding to a new report on the impact of screen time on children and advice for parents, published by the Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives, and for many children and young people, their entire life has never been accompanied by ready access to a smartphone, computer, or similar device in their pocket.


New contract could help general practice 'finally turn a corner' but workforce plan still desperately needed

31 January 2019

Responding to news of a new contract for GPs negotiated by the BMA and NHS England, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Investing in general practice is investing in the entire health service – and this new contract promises to do just that, in the best interests of our profession, the sustainability of the NHS, and the care we deliver to more than a million patients a day across the country. If implemented correctly, this contract could cultivate a profession that future doctors are eager to join, and where existing GPs want to remain – and can enjoy - working.


New study on effectiveness of statins 'reassuring', says RCGP

31 January 2019

Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new study in The Lancet into statins therapy.


RCGPNI Patient Group encourages patients to use health system wisely

28 January 2019

The Patient Group associated with the Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland has today launched an information leaflet and campaign that aims to encourage patients to get the most from their health and social care services and to use them wisely.

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