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'Complex reasons' why patients choose not to take prescribed medication, says College

15 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study in the BMJ about statins prescribing.


Time for Care 'one part' of much bigger solution that is needed on GP workforce and workload

13 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "NHS England's evaluation of the Time for Care programme suggests it is making a real difference to some GP practices, and it is reassuring to know that NHS England are listening to our concerns about GP workload and taking action to help tackle this.


RCGP urges Sultan of Brunei to revoke 'abhorrent' sanctions or lose College honour

12 April 2019

RCGP Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has written directly to the Sultan of Brunei calling on him to revoke the 'abhorrent' sanctions in his country - or have his College honour withdrawn.


RCGP update on Sultan of Brunei and 'Companion of the College' honour

11 April 2019

The RCGP has announced that its Fellowship and Awards Committee met this morning and has made a unanimous recommendation to withdraw the 'Companion of the College' honour from the Sultan of Brunei.


CBT offers hope for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but more funding and services needed, says College

11 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study from the University of Southampton and King's College London about using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


Asking GPs to take pictures of skin cancer referrals 'implies doubt' about clinical judgement, warns College

09 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to news that GPs in the North East of England will be required to submit photographs with any referrals for skin cancer.


High-quality patient aids are welcome, but treatment still needs to be tailored to individual needs, says RCGP

09 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of a new NICE patient aid, which encourages use of greener asthma inhalers.


College Chair doing 'all I can' to hasten process on Brunei

08 April 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a critical column in Pulse about the College's stance on Brunei.


College welcomes plans to extend HPV vaccine to boys in NI

08 April 2019

Responding to the Department of Health's announcement to offer boys aged 12-13 the vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners NI Dr Grainne Doran said:


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