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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


SCOTLAND Experts tell MSPs that general practice needs support

30 March 2017

The future of healthcare in Scotland is in the hands of our politicians. On 21 March, MSPs met to gather evidence about what our healthcare system should look like to ensure people remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible.


NI Ovarian cancer awareness month

28 March 2017

March is ovarian cancer awareness month.


SCOTLAND Newspapers report practice closures

27 March 2017

Last week, The Times ran a story alarmingly-entitled ‘GP practices dying of neglect.’


NI Patient group launch Patient Manifesto

17 February 2017

Patient representatives from the RCGPNI Patient Group are asking everyone to talk about their health care priorities when election candidates arrive on your doorstep.


WALES Chair gives evidence to Health Committee at National Assembly

16 February 2017

Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair of RCGP Wales, and Dr Isolde Shore-Nye have been giving evidence to the Welsh Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee as part of their inquiry into medical recruitment.


NI launches manifesto for Assembly election

06 February 2017

RCGPNI has launched its manifesto ahead of the Assembly election on 2 March.


NI Chair issues open letter to party leaders

18 January 2017

Grainne Doran, Chair of RCGPNI, has issued an open letter asking party leaders to stand together to support healthcare in Northern Ireland.


NI Minister promises to back GPs

28 December 2016

Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, has backed the recommendations of expert GPs – including RCGPNI former Chair John O’Kelly – and make their aspirations for general practice ‘a reality’.


SCOTLAND Small turnaround in GP spending

28 December 2016

The Scottish government’s Draft Budget has shown a slight upwards change in the share of the NHS’s budget put aside for general practice.


WALES GPs ask Santa for help for general practice

20 December 2016

This festive season, GPs are asking their Assembly Members to protect general practice for the future using the hashtag #GPsAskSanta.

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