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Urgent action needed to prevent more 'heart-breaking' practice closures, says College

31 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an investigation, which found that more GP surgeries are shutting than ever before.


GP retention just as vital as recruitment, says RCGP responding to latest workforce figures

30 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the latest GP workforce figures from NHS Digital.


Triumph for College as recommendation made for GPs to be added to Shortage Occupation List

29 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to news that the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that GPs should be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL).


15-minute minimum consultations, continuity of care through 'micro-teams', and an end to isolated working: this is the future of general practice

21 May 2019

An end to the standard 10-minute GP consultation to allow family doctors to spend more time with patients with complex needs is core to the Royal College of GPs' vision for the future of general practice.


RCGP to honour pioneering psychoanalysts who transformed GP training with blue plaque at former London home

16 May 2019

Celebrated psychoanalysts, Michael and Enid Balint, who had a profound influence on the development of general practice around the world, will be honoured by the Royal College of General Practitioners with a blue plaque at their former Regents Park home this week.


New evidence on thyroid hormones 'powerful', but patients should not stop taking prescribed medication, says College

14 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an article in the BMJ about thyroid hormones.


Important to clarify evidence and cut through myths around HRT, says RCGP

14 May 2019

Responding to BBC Breakfast coverage of the menopause this morning, Dr Anne Connolly, Clinical Lead for Women's Health at the Royal College of GPs, said: "The menopause affects different women in different ways and for many their symptoms can negatively impact on their quality of life, so managing this is something that GPs take very seriously. But it's also something we need to empower women to understand better, and that includes raising awareness of the treatment options available to them.


Doctors Rangan Chatterjee and Zoe Williams encourage GPs to pledge to parkrun

09 May 2019

TV personality Dr Zoe Williams will be among more than 1,000 GPs and practice staff expected to take part in a special parkrun UK event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative. The special event is also being supported by author, GP and star of BBC One's Dr in the House, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, and Chair of the RCGP, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.


New GP workforce figures 'disheartening but unsurprising', says RCGP

07 May 2019

Responding to new figures from the BBC and Nuffield Trust about falling GP number, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "These figures are disheartening but will be unsurprising for GPs – and their patients - across the country who are feeling the impact of relentless workforce pressures in general practice on a daily basis.


Urgent investment needed to alleviate 'intense resource and workforce pressure' on GP out-of-hours services, says RCGP

03 May 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to an investigation about out-of-hours GP services.

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