National Association for Patient Participation


General practice and getting older

16 December 2016

Ageing and frailty are game changers for the NHS. The RCGP has published a report examining how GPs can work to support older people with frailty.

Multimorbidity and the campaign

21 November 2016

Multimorbidity. This medical phrase sums up one of the major reasons we're campaigning for more GPs. As medical science improves and people are living longer, more people have more than one long term condition. This means that in the future we will need more GPs to care for our growing population.

NI Patient Perspective on Mental Health Services

07 November 2016

In line with Mental Health Day, RCGPNI Patient in Practice Group Chair Dr David Keenan has written our latest Guest Blog to share his personal thoughts on mental health services in Northern Ireland.

NI Reflections on Minister's vision for future of health and social care

02 November 2016

On Tuesday 25 October, Health Minister Michelle O’Neill announced her future vision of health and social care in Northern Ireland, alongside the release of the long-awaited Bengoa Report. Addressing the Assembly, the Minister welcomed the report from Professor Bengoa and his expert panel and introduced her own report outlining her plans to reform the health system to ensure better health and social care outcomes for us all in the future.

SCOTLAND Charter for General Practice

28 October 2016

Find out about our Charter for General Practice: what the Scottish Government must to do protect the GP service

RCGP Regional Ambassador hosts local MP

20 October 2016

Last month, RCGP Regional Ambassador Professor Veronica Wilkie and her practice manager hosted Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, at their practice in Droitwich.

WALES Timetable for action launched

18 October 2016

In Wales, we’ve launched our new action plan: Transform General Practice. This document lays out the progress we need to see in Wales from today’s Draft Budget onwards to stabilise general practice for patients.

SCOTLAND: RCGP Chair reacts to landmark announcement

18 October 2016

Dr Miles Mack, Chair of RCGP Scotland, has described the organisation as “delighted” that Nicola Sturgeon will now be investing £500m in general practice and health centres in Scotland:

SCOTLAND: We've got 11%

18 October 2016

£500m – that's 11% of the NHS budget – will be given to general practice by 2021, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. It's fantastic news for the campaign, as this is exactly what we've been campaigning for since we launched our first petition in 2013.

RCGP Chair gives her farewell speech at annual conference 2016

14 October 2016

RCGP Chair, Professor Maureen Baker used her final speech at the College’s annual conference to warn that general practice is facing a ‘double whammy’ of losing £33m in funding this year, and up to £760m in 2020 – despite government plans to save general practice.

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