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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


MP visits local practice in Chesterfield

25 August 2016

Dr Mark Torkington, a GP in Derbyshire, and an RCGP Regional Ambassador, hosted his MP Toby Perkins at Brimington Surgery in Chesterfield last week. The meeting coincided with Brimington Surgery receiving the Dignity Award, the first Practice in the area to achieve this recognition.


GPFV Jargon Buster

23 August 2016

We’ve been talking a lot about the GP Forward View - but what does it all mean? We’ve created a handy jargon buster guide below to help explain some of the technical terms and phrases used in the GP Forward View document.


GPFV More GPs supported to stay in practice

09 August 2016

In response to our campaigning and as part of its work supporting the workforce, NHS England has revamped the GP retainer scheme which supports GPs who can only work two days or less a week to keep working and maintain their clinical skills.


GPFV First stage of plan for general practice announced

03 August 2016

Our perspective on the latest announcements from NHS England and the first steps towards implementing the GP Forward View, the plan to make things better in general practice.


NI announce additional GP funding

02 August 2016

NI Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has announced additional investment for general practice.


NI Our perspective on meeting the Health Minister

26 July 2016

RCGPNI Campaigns Officer, Clare Higgins, writes about handing in an open letter to the new Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill.


NI Doctors hand open letter to Minister

20 July 2016

Nearly 170 family doctors in Northern Ireland have signed an open letter to Health Minister Michelle O’Neill calling for immediate action to be taken to address the significant issues facing general practice.


GPFV Dear Prime Minister

19 July 2016

We have a new Prime Minister, Theresa May. Last week Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, wrote to her about investing in general practice.


GPFV political engagement

08 July 2016

In recent weeks we have been busy attending a number of meetings in Westminster with MPs. Our Chair, Maureen Baker, has been telling them about the importance of delivering the GP Forward View and inviting them to engage with the College’s work in pushing for this on the national and local level.


GPFV Our ambasadors are standing up for general practice

08 July 2016

Two of the RCGP's new Regional Ambassadors talk about their work in promoting general practice in their areas.

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