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College welcomes national action plan in the fight against antibiotic resistance

24 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of a Government action plan to tackle antibiotic resistance.


NHS App promises to be a constructive step forward - but safeguards needed, says College

23 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of the NHS App.


Management of asthma a 'priority' but more funding needed so that GPs can give patients more time, says RCGP

23 January 2019

Responding to an Asthma UK report on care of 'millennials' with asthma, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


Taking aspirin must be managed 'carefully and effectively', says College

22 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association about aspirin.


College breaks down mental health stigmas in new exhibition

21 January 2019

Art installations highlighting the importance of breaking down mental health stigmas have been unveiled at the Royal College of GPs.


College urges at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine as cases rise

19 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to calls from the Department of Health and Social Care for patients with underlying conditions to get the flu vaccine.


College reveals worrying decrease in number of GPs per patient - despite increasing demand for general practice services

18 January 2019

New data analysis by the Royal College of GPs has found a concerning decrease in the number of GPs per patient in England over the last decade - this despite an increase in demand for general practice services.


Partnership review 'optimistic and pragmatic' but needs the resources and workforce to deliver its recommendations

15 January 2019

Responding to the independent review into GP partnership, published today [Tuesday 15 January], Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The partnership model of general practice allows GPs to innovate in the best interests of our patients, it puts us at the centre of our communities, and it provides great value for money for the NHS.


Bad press can be 'soul-destroying' for hard-working and dedicated GPs, says College

15 January 2019

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The media has a vital role to play in getting messages out to the public, as well as politicians and decision-makers – but there is certainly a balance to be had in terms of raising the profile of the intense resource and workforce pressures currently facing general practice, and pushing for solutions to it, and making sure the image portrayed doesn't deter potential GPs from entering the profession.


RCGPNI responds to review of medical school places in Northern Ireland

14 January 2019

Responding to the key findings and recommendations in the NI medical school places review, Chair of the Royal College of GPs NI Dr Grainne Doran said:

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