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RCGP Campaign Blogs

Catch up with the latest news on the RCGP's Put Patients First, Back General Practice campaign here


Members ask CQC to prioritise patient care

11 March 2016

This week College members shared their experiences of inspection with CQC Chief Executive David Behan and other staff form the CQC, seeking to identify a direction forward.


Parliament finds alarming staffing levels in GP

09 March 2016

There is a “looming crisis” in general practice caused by underinvestment and insufficient staffing levels, an in-depth report into GP access by the Public Accounts Committee has found.


A crisis for rural GPs in Northern Ireland

04 March 2016

It’s 7am in early February and Dr Smyth takes the same journey to the surgery he has for 20 years.


RCGP in Scotland, NI and Wales need your help

29 February 2016

The countdown is on until the elections in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and the RCGP needs your help to make sure general practice is foremost on the agenda.


RCGP Wales challenge the First Minister on GP workforce comments

26 February 2016

Our Chair, Rebecca Payne spoke of her dismay after the First Minister told the Daily Post at the weekend that there is no crisis in the GP workforce in north Wales.


More loans for GP infrastructure released in NI

25 February 2016

We welcome NI Health Minister Simon Hamilton’s announcement of the third tranche of the GP Infrastructure Fund. The scheme provides loans to GP practices at low, affordable rates of interest and a budget of up to £10million is available in 2016-17.


RCGP Wales talks GP at the Labour Party conference

24 February 2016

It was the Welsh Labour Party conference at the weekend, and the RCGP Wales team was there making the most of the opportunity to meet decision-makers.


Help decide the future of the CQC

22 February 2016

Feed into our response to the CQC’s consultation on their new five year strategy by completing our survey.


70 GP replies submitted to NI health review

17 February 2016

Thank you to the 70 RCGP NI members who have shared their opinions and concerns over the proposed changes to the health and social care sector using our online tool.


Finance minister responds to your letters

17 February 2016

Finance minister John Swinney has promised to “reflect on the issues that the RCGP has raised in finalising the budget” following your contact with MSPs.

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